Power Tool Storage On A Budget – Cheap And Easy DIY

Power Tool Storage On A Budget – Cheap And Easy DIY

Getting the workshop organized with 10 scrap wood power tool organizers.
Organization is key to maximizing your space in a small woodworking workshop.

I designed these 10 power tool storage units on the fly to be cheap, easy, and quick to make but are still compact with easy access.


Bjarne Willumsen
Steve Cimorelli
Patric Maher
Heino Colyn

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  1. Fleur de lune on December 22, 2022 at 1:07 am

    Great tool storage ideas. My favorite is the jigsaw storage with blade in. I still have the case mine came in but it requires removing the blade, dust bag, etc to store the tool in it. Great holder idea. Thank you.

  2. greg sweval on December 22, 2022 at 1:07 am

    Great video: creative use of scraps for high need purpose , no BS talk, entertaining to watch because of good ideas, steady flow , only show what is needed to demonstrate concept and methods. You videos are among the very few that I don’t find myself scrolling through to get to the useful information in need.

  3. Jason Hampel on December 22, 2022 at 1:09 am

    It might be handy to build a locking mechanism for your french cleats instead of having to permanently drill them into the wall for the tools that you have to lift out of their holders. This guy made a simple wooden locking mechanism based on a 3d printed one he was gifted. The wooden version starts at about 3:30 in this video here: https://youtu.be/fhPwPF61xGU?t=228

  4. Billy Blackie on December 22, 2022 at 1:09 am

    Very nice small and effective tool holders which can be placed anywhere on cleats and very space saving. I’m saving your video because I would like to make similar to your great ideas I hope you don’t mind and thank you

  5. chip582002 on December 22, 2022 at 1:11 am

    Great Job! I tire of all the people that try to create elaborate things, it makes you wonder lf their whole interest in woodworking is building a shop out so they can make videos and get on youtube. I prefer the craftsman trying to share his skills with the rest of us. Great video and I like your attitude. Keep on keeping on!

  6. Will Howard on December 22, 2022 at 1:12 am

    great video and great ideas. there are many ways to do this. I really liked some of your ideas. make more!

  7. idiotluggage on December 22, 2022 at 1:13 am

    Thanks for sharing these great ideas. I still need to make a slat wall for my new garage.

  8. MagiusUSA on December 22, 2022 at 1:15 am


  9. bob ross on December 22, 2022 at 1:16 am

    This was AWESOME to watch. Should have way more views and subscribers. Everything in its place.

  10. mystang 89 on December 22, 2022 at 1:17 am

    Thanks, I’ll be using ideas from this

  11. Ravin Perera on December 22, 2022 at 1:17 am

    Well done!

  12. Allen Roberts on December 22, 2022 at 1:18 am

    I do like all of your videos BUT it seems like you are spending all of your time building more efficient ways to to save space in your shop and I’m not knocking that I’m mean that’s good BUT. What good is all of that if you aren’t actually building something that ithat’s more productive. Let me explain let’s just say furniture .. I don’t want my shop to be cluttered either and I do a lot of organizing myself I guess I’m just asking do you put all of that experience to a

  13. giel barel on December 22, 2022 at 1:18 am

    I’m a big fan, always looking forward to a new video on your channel!

  14. Randy Owens on December 22, 2022 at 1:19 am

    I am really enjoying your videos and the creativity that you have which is very inspiring. I would say that your square pad corded palm sander holder may need some review as it looks as though a bump could cause it to fall from the holder. This could lead to damage to the tool and/or injury to someone standing by the tool.

    I am thinking of how to adapt your holders to fit my needs. I do appreciate the various options that you have given us in the community of viewers. I hope you keep up with these ideas and others that are just as beneficial for those of us with similar needs.

    Wishing you the best as you travel your YouTube journey! Blessings!


  15. Michael on December 22, 2022 at 1:19 am

    Great video

  16. D Douthit on December 22, 2022 at 1:20 am

    Enjoyed the video and gave me tons of ideas. Thanks

  17. emile conrad on December 22, 2022 at 1:25 am

    Thankyou so much bud!! I’ve just moved my workshop back to my garage. Starting my French cleat tool bord today!! 🙌💪🇿🇦
    Well done with all your videos man, you’re doing super awesome stuff while being so humble! If you’re ever in gardenroute or George area, please pop in for a coffee bud!! 😉

  18. Denis Prollius on December 22, 2022 at 1:25 am

    I love what you have done I hope you don’t mind but I am going to copy them for my workshop, thanks for some great videos.

  19. michael nieman on December 22, 2022 at 1:26 am

    Brilliantly designed and perfect for the French cleat system…I thoroughly enjoy watching the things you come up with!! Keep it up!!

  20. Shawn R on December 22, 2022 at 1:28 am

    Great stuff as usual.
    Thanks for sharing.

    The flat space on top of the drill drivers could be a battery charging station.

  21. allnicksweretaken on December 22, 2022 at 1:30 am

    “Better looking”? I think they look great. Also, there is beauty in their “simplicity”. Designs that are really clean and simple looking, can sometimes be the ones that took the most cleverness to create.
    It’s easy to over complicate things (I know, I’m an expert at that). These look clean, clever and practical. I like em!

  22. Paul Michal on December 22, 2022 at 1:30 am

    Both my son and I think you did a great job. 😃

  23. Rob McMahon on December 22, 2022 at 1:34 am

    I have something very very similar myself, although mine is not on a French cleat system. Each tool has its own spot, I love it 👍🏻🤘🏻

  24. teamavk on December 22, 2022 at 1:35 am

    Nicely done. Always look forward to your videos. This has gone onto my todo list…my tools mostly live stacked in a cupboard. Eish….

    If you’re ever down here in JBay, give us a shout. 😁

  25. Amir Samadi on December 22, 2022 at 1:38 am

    So Ridgid is AEG down there? Interesting.

  26. Bruno Bronosky on December 22, 2022 at 1:38 am

    For the French cleats, don’t secure them with a nail or screw. Use a hole saw to make a circle of plywood with a diameter more than double the depth of your cleat. Secure it to the back of your tool holder with a counter sunk screw (through a hole in the holder that is oversized to give the screw nothing bite). The screw should bite the circle near the edge rather than the center. This way turning the screw causes the circle to wobble like a cam. The location of the counter sunk hole should have been chosen such that the cam motion can wedge against the bottom of the cleat, but also give enough clearance to remove the tool holder when the cam is turned the opposite direction. Great project ideas here. Thanks!

  27. David Handley on December 22, 2022 at 1:39 am

    The French cleat system is certainly very flexible.
    I noticed that you have a lot of AEG tools. I’m looking at AEG too. Do you recommend them?

  28. Tasha Palmer on December 22, 2022 at 1:39 am

    I made 5 more holders on the weekend. I much prefer your method of storing your power tools. I have loads more to make so thanks for the inspiration. I thought 2 4×8 French cleat walls was loads of storage space but they are filling up quickly.

  29. babthooka on December 22, 2022 at 1:40 am


  30. Geoffrey on December 22, 2022 at 1:42 am

    Great work!

  31. Brian Boot on December 22, 2022 at 1:43 am

    Great job, you sure have packed a lot of capabilities in a small shop.

  32. Daniel Cooke on December 22, 2022 at 1:43 am

    Great ingenuity! Keep it up!

  33. Gettin' into Nature on December 22, 2022 at 1:44 am

    I got lots of cordless tools and these ideas are going to come in handy once I get motivated to get some plans going for them all and start building. Love the cleats ideas. My storage unit or units will have to be made to be portable for the truck to haul it all. I do house calls for our elderly to do repairs of all sorts for them. Their to-do list turns into to-do pages once i’m done with the job they called for. They ask if I can do another task for them, "Yes I can" is the only answer I want to give them. Hence reason for many power tools to be in my truck , ready to use at a spur of the moment or drop of a dime as they say.

  34. Jay Daniels on December 22, 2022 at 1:45 am

    this exactly what i was looking for esp scrap wood thank you

  35. John Jensen on December 22, 2022 at 1:45 am

    Love your videos! you always have brilliant designs!

  36. nfisheremti on December 22, 2022 at 1:47 am

    i really like what you did. i think i’ll do something similar for my small shop. a change i would have made to a lot of them would be to not have full bottoms to them. i’m concerned about them filling up with sawdust, and the tool won’t sit right anymore.

  37. Brig Cook on December 22, 2022 at 1:47 am

    Great ideas. Thanks for the tips!

  38. Akin Ola on December 22, 2022 at 1:48 am

    Great video as always.
    You really provided me with roadmaps on storing my P-Tools (some close similarities).
    Thanks & Keep it up.

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  40. Phillip Stanfill on December 22, 2022 at 1:49 am

    Do you sit down and plan all of these tool holders or is it just make it up as you go?? Either way this is awesome 👌

  41. Brent Fowler on December 22, 2022 at 1:52 am

    Great work man.. That random orbital sander holder, awesome. The plainer holder is awesome as well. I need to build something like those two for my shop. Btw, my shop is 90 sq ft. So I get the way you work. Anyhow thanks for another great one, I’ve been watching and subscribed to your channel for several years. Always really great content.

  42. Jimmy Harding Sr. on December 22, 2022 at 1:54 am

    Great ideas for sure !

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  45. Alojs Radovan on December 22, 2022 at 1:56 am

    Great ideas, I have used some of these ideas myself. Will implement some of yours.
    Love your accent, you sound like my south African mate. Cheers alojs

  46. Pj’s Divine Woodworks on December 22, 2022 at 1:56 am

    I love these the ones I made were are kind of bulky, now I can save more space with these ideals.

  47. Mirick Arries on December 22, 2022 at 1:57 am

    As an absolute wood working beginner I appreciate your videos. Thank you

  48. Jacob Zimmerman on December 22, 2022 at 1:58 am

    My only complaint is about how low on the last trim router’s carrier that you out the cleat. Why wouldn’t you do it near/at the top?

  49. sunpoweroz on December 22, 2022 at 2:01 am

    that is an awesome storage solution. I run similar tools to you and I will be making those holders for my workshop

  50. Matthew Marello on December 22, 2022 at 2:03 am

    I prefer the wood cubbies for drill storage over pvc. Looks cleaner but obviously function over form if it works it works.