Tab & Slot Tool Tote Plan

Here’s a handy carry-all for organizing tools. And it goes together without glue or fasteners. This tool tote reminds me of the interlocking cardboard or sheet metal toys I had as a kid — the kind where you assembled them by “inserting tab A into slot B.” Unlike...

Tackle Box Tool Tote Plan

Tote your hand tools tackle or craft supplies in style with this one-of-a-kind wooden tool box. There’s no denying that this tool tote looks great. Wood and brass combine to give it a traditional look and style. And despite what you may think it isn’t all that...

Tambour Tool Cabinet Plan

The combination of a traditional look abundant storage and unique function makes this cabinet the perfect home for your trusted tools. Building a finely crafted home for special hand tools such as this tambour tool cabinet can be a labor of love. The design concept...

Top-Notch Sanding Tote Plan

Keep all your sanding supplies within easy reach using this handy tote. Sanding is an important step in any project. While it’s not everyone’s favorite task it’s a little more enjoyable when you have all your supplies organized and close at hand....

Utility Tool Tote Plan

This combination tool tote and step stool is easy to build and a handy addition to any shop. As you can see this versatile tote has a lot of room for tools. And with a sliding tray and a couple of “cubbies” for things like a glue bottle a tape measure or hardware it...

Wall-Mounted Chisel Rack Plan

Good tools deserve a good home. This chisel rack provides convenient storage and adds a touch of class to your shop wall. If you store your chisels in a drawer or a wire rack on pegboard chances are the edges get dinged up from banging into each other. In an afternoon...

High-Tech Tool Chest Plan

This heavy-duty tool chest has lots of handy storage and great organization with an easy-to-build lightweight design. It seems like every tool chest we’ve ever had was too heavy to move around once it was loaded up with tools. Well that’s not the case any more. With...

Leather Tool Holder Plan

Create rugged great-looking tool holders with just a few tools some scraps of leather and an afternoon. Purchased leather tool holders make it easy to both protect and transport edge tools like chisels scrapers and small planes. The only problem is that these tool...

Machinist’s Chest Plan

This turn-of-the-century tool chest made from riftsawn oak is as useful for storing tools today as it was 100 years ago. From the basic measuring and marking implements to your favorite hand tools this chest will keep everything in its place. You can also see why the...

Modular Storage Boxes Plan

If you’re looking to organize the tools in your shop this system of multi-sized boxes and mobile storage cases will serve you well. Over time I’ve amassed a wide array of tools that come in all shapes and sizes. It seems like wishful thinking but it would be nice to...