Cordless Drill Storage Center
Keep your tools contained and extra batteries close at hand with this cordless drill storage center! It provides space for three drills, batteries and a charging station, so you can keep everything powered up and ready to go.
Hi there, Pretty Handy Girl readers! I’m Vineta from The Handyman’s Daughter, back with another tutorial for you! I have a series on my blog called Workshop Wednesday, where I share ways to make your workshop more organized and efficient. This month I’m bringing Workshop Wednesday over to Pretty Handy Girl with this Cordless Drill Storage Center!
I’ve found the best way to keep track of tools is to give each their own home. So far, I’ve built a circular saw stand and a sandpaper and sander storage unit, both of which have done wonders for my workshop’s organization.
Now it’s time to give my cordless drills and batteries a home of their own!
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- 3/4″ plywood, MDF or melamine
- 1/4″ plywood
- Kreg jig
- 1 ¼” pocket hole screws
- 1 ½” brad nails
- Speed square or combination square
- Tape measure
To save money, I used a melamine shelf left over from a previous project. It wasn’t pretty, but workshop storage doesn’t need to be! The shelf was 9 ¼” wide, making it the perfect size for my drills. Feel free to substitute your own 3/4″ material.
- 1 – 9 ¼” x 17 ¾”
- 1 – 9 ¼” x 16 ¼”
- 2 – 9 ¼” x 12″
- 2 – 9 ¼” x 8″
- Cut a piece of 1/4″ plywood to 17 ¾” x 12 ¾” for the back.
Before starting this project, I drew a quick sketch on the whiteboard wall in my workshop. This is handy to have as reference during the building process! The back of the box is taller than the front in my original plan, but that detail isn’t necessary.
Drill pocket holes along one 9 ¼” side of the 8″ and 12″ pieces.
Attach the two 12″ pieces to the ends of the 17 ¾” piece with pocket hole screws. The two 8″ pieces should be spaced about 5″ apart in between the two 12″ pieces.
Drill three pocket holes into each end of the 16 ¼” piece. Set this piece on top of the 8″ center pieces with the holes facing up and attach it to the sides with pocket hole screws.
At this point, your cordless drill storage box should look like this…
Add the 1/4″ plywood back with 1 ½” brad nails. (I used leftover whiteboard on mine.)
To accommodate my two battery chargers, I attached an extension cord with two outlets to the back of the box.
Now the Cordless Drill Storage Center is ready to be loaded up! Two drills and an impact driver each have their own slot.
The top holds two battery chargers and at least two extra batteries. Plenty of power for my next project!
Now I can easily grab the tool I need and get to work!
The Cordless Drill Storage Center fits perfectly next to my circular saw stand. Much better than a jumble of tools on the shelf!
Until next time!