Repurpose old drawers to make an ingenious compartmentalized shelf to store your power tools on.

Each tool gets its own ‘booth’ so its accompanying gizmos, gadgets and instruction manuals can be kept neatly in the same place.
Tools for the job

  • Cordless drill
  • Tape measure
  • Hammer
  • 3mm wood drill bit for pilot holes
  • Drawers 22 x 94mm pine plank
  • 12mm offcut planks (one per drawer)
  • Brackets (one to go under each drawer)
  • 3,5 x 40mm cut screws
  • 3 x 12mm wood screws
  • 3 x 16mm cut screws

Step 1

Stand the drawers upright along the plank, and attach their back ends to the plank using 3,5 x 40mm screws. Four screws per drawer is sufficient.

Step 2

Flip the project so the drawers face down. Measure the middle of each drawer and the middle of each offcut plank and mark with a line.

Step 3

Drill pilot holes through the offcut planks into the base of the drawers.

Step 4

Using your pilot holes as a guide, attach the offcut planks to the masonite base of the drawers using 3 x 12mm screws.

Step 5

Measure and mark a plumb line along the wall for your shelf. Measure the distance between the middle of each drawer to determine exactly where to place the brackets. Use a spirit level and mark the wall through the bracket holes.

Step 6

Drill your holes and use nail-in anchors to attach the brackets to the wall.

Step 7

Once all the brackets are in place on the wall, position the shelf of drawers on top and fasten from the underside using 3 x 16mm cut screws.

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