13 Easy Ways to Organize a Messy Woodworking Shop

13 Easy Ways to Organize a Messy Woodworking Shop

Use these 13 shop organization tips in your woodworking shop or garage to get organized!
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Shop organization is a must for an efficient shop. Having a place for everything and everything in its place will help you get more done with less stress. Wood storage is the first item to tackle and you can use wall mount racks or a mobile lumber storage cart. But most importantly have a rule what scrap wood you will keep. Small parts storage is the next biggest item and you need to have good small parts organizers with great labeling so you can know where everything is at. Cordless power tool storage is next and having a dedicated place for your tools is going to save you a lot of hassle and searching. But the biggest thing you can do to organize your shop is have customized or custom built shop cabinets. This is the game changer and will make your shop storage what you always wanted it to be!

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  1. Cannibal Potatoe on February 8, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    I use the rafters ha!

  2. Ke Sa on February 8, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Whenever I need ideas or help…this is where I go. He is so helpful, specific, and always provides safety tips and extra hints based on experience level. Thanks!

  3. Best Little Studio on February 8, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Feel free to toss those items to me! So much of what I do is small work or little repairs, so I could so use those!

    Great content though, thank you.

  4. Yoglawm on February 8, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    I can’t help but to wonder how those tools stay so pristine. Are the tools purchased for collection or are they really being used? Also, if one does build stuff, does he build stuff other than stuff to store organize his tools only? My tools are so beat up, I wouldn’t display it like that.
    Nice shop though.

  5. josef hemmingsson on February 8, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Great solutions! Thank you for the inspiration ❤️‍🔥

  6. Xigageshi on February 8, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    the three bears got me, nice work!

  7. Thomas Bridges on February 8, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Love watching all your videos. Git some of yourplans but want them all. Can you tell me are your cabinets are they 12" deep

  8. Joe Pangean on February 8, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Nice ideas. Looks like you have about $1000 worth of Baltic birch plywood in all those cabinets, drawers, holders, trays, guides, etc. Sure wish we could get that stuff around here.

  9. Matthew Bauer on February 8, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    I also like the sliding tray cabinets, so easy to use, been slowly updating my shop as well.

  10. Stuart Simpson on February 8, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    French chefs have an actual phrase for a place for everything, and everything in it’s place… Mise en place (pronounced – meez in plaz). During culinary school, before starting a recipe if we didn’t have mise en place we lost points.

  11. Will on February 8, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Hello! Just found your channel this weekend and I’ve been binging your vids. Really awesome content!. I’m just getting in to DIY and I’m interested in trying out some woodworking. If you ever have any offcuts or other useful waste that you’re planning to throw out, I would gladly take them off your hands. I would happily pay for shipping. I understand if you can’t accommodate my request, but I thought it couldn’t hurt to ask! =)

    Thanks for the great content btw!!

  12. gtraudt on February 8, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Nice but it is so easy when you have a lot of space like you do. Try a 16×24 shed.

  13. Larry Guthrie on February 8, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    Wow!! Never thought of those ideas. LOL

  14. destenvise on February 8, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    You must ACQUIT. i’ll see myself out…

  15. Ben Brubaker on February 8, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Thanks as always for a great video. Halfway through I almost purchased the Kreg boxes. Nope! They are $8-$10 each. I have more of a Dollar Store budget. Food storage tubs (bargain Tupperware) work fine for my shop.

  16. Sando Douglas on February 8, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Some awesome tips thanks mate.

  17. Fernando Boben on February 8, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Maybe you been asked before, How you keep your shop so clean

  18. justone on February 8, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    if the wood dont fit
    get rid of that…

  19. Bob D. on February 8, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Getting off the ‘save everything’ addiction is something I am working on right now. I was doing as you did in the past and saving way too much because I thought I would use it someday in a future project. But in the mean time I was tripping over all these small pieces that rarely got utilized and were more of a pain than they were useful. So, I gave a couple 30-gallon trash cans worth of scrap to a friend who has a wood stove and he was able to give it one last chance to do some good by heating his shop.

  20. KMF on February 8, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    All my really small pieces of wood go in my burn pile for my outdoor fireplace.

  21. Dan Guzy on February 8, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    I love this, I never seen such a well organized space

  22. Michael Amos on February 8, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    Who’s the guy in the blue shirt by the fast-grab driver bits? What’s in the "assembly" drawer? thx!

  23. Emmanuel Morales on February 8, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    Wow this video is amazing! Subbed for sure!

  24. Ischi on February 8, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    that workshop is more organized than my life…

  25. BTD on February 8, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    You got Norm Abram watching over you- don’t screw up! Is that picture autographed?

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  27. Cindy Hammack on February 8, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    I use the 2-car part of a 3-car garage. I separated the two parts with some metal shelving. But, with the miter saw station on the side wall and storage and mechanical closets as the back wall, I had no walls at wall. So, I connected the metal shelving units with nuts, washers and bolts so they would move. On the side facing my shop area I attached plywood to make a wall. I attached the plywood to the shelves by using the holes on the holes on metal shelves. Put some trim to hide the tiny gaps between the sheets of plywood. On one section (there are 3) of the "wall" I put some really nice, glossy red metal pegboard for clamps. My air filter is currently on top but, I’m probably going to hang it from the ceiling.

    It’s not yet complete. I’m making a cut-offs box to attach to the bottom of the center shelf, extend the top of the shelves for storage on the top for hand tools, and attach some cleats.

  28. Rob Berra on February 8, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    If you’re drowning in off-cuts, it’s time to plan a project that requires them specifically!

    I like your cubbies; what about putting other on the outside of the doors as well?

  29. Designs by Donnie Woodworking on February 8, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    AWESOME video dude! I love your custom cabinets, but on the drawers… did you use 1/4" ply for the drawer bottoms or did you beef them up slightly? Just curious if the 1/4" will hold much weight. Ive never built workshop cabinets before and just had that thought. I’m making notes galore as I’m in the middle of transforming my home garage into a shop. Thanks homie

  30. Elaine D on February 8, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Great video once again! I’m a bit close to the ground and I imagine I will have to put pull downs on the upper cabinets😂

  31. Jacob Causey on February 8, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    If the wood don’t fit, I won’t keep it! 😂

  32. Billy on February 8, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    No way I’m getting rid of a perfectly good tiny piece of hard maple…. I gotta get a bigger shop

  33. Modern Builds on February 8, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    My life goal is to be half as organized as Brad!! 🔥🔥

  34. Cheryl Iverson on February 8, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    if i doesn;t fit, in my shop it wont sit

  35. T Mackie on February 8, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    “Creepy Shop Monthly” 😂

  36. KMF on February 8, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Love the rolling carts ideas

  37. TB C on February 8, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    “Creepy Shop Monthly” 😅
    Nice one.

  38. Tina Cufaro on February 8, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    These are amazing tips Brad! I’m cleaning out my single car garage for my first humble but well organized (thanks to your tips) workshop. Thanks and I’ve learned so much from your channel. Super inspiring!

  39. Teo Priceputul on February 8, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    I love your workshop! Thanks for sharing 🙏

  40. Matt Thatcher on February 8, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    If the wood don’t fit lol

  41. Strawberry Shortcake on February 8, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Ok I had to just skip that first tip… I’m not throwing it away.

  42. Tom Northern on February 8, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Rock Star!!

  43. Edward Siger on February 8, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    If the wood don’t fit I acquit

  44. dchall8 on February 8, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    I only have one electric drill. It’s worked fine for 18 years, but should I go out and buy eight more? If you had a lawn hobby, would you have 9 lawnmowers?

  45. Philip Ethier on February 8, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    I don’t have rafters in my basement. I have joists.

  46. Felix from Nebraska on February 8, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Great ideas for sure, Brad. Tell me, How deep did you make your miter saw counters? I have a small shop ( around 300 sq ft), so every inch makes a difference.
    Thanks for sharing! Felix

  47. wauhawk on February 8, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Depending on your situation if you heat with wood or have an outdoor fire pit then disposing of small offcuts is a no brainer! Always need fire starter. Also you can add wax to sawdust and shavings for great waterproof fire starters.

  48. James Clark on February 8, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    you can also put some masking tape on the drawers (white if you can), then epoxy one part to the drawer front so you can see the actual part…love doing that

  49. Phillip Bruer on February 8, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    I love love love that this video has 8k likes and not a single dislike. Fu*king love you guys. So pumped for the new projects!

  50. Jon Daiello on February 8, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I definitely need to create a space for my cordless tools and their batteries. I’m always getting them in and out of the bags. Also, that cleat system is NICE! I’m going to try that. For your pull-out trays, what kind of sliders do you recommend?