This step by step diy woodworking project is about wood organizer plans. This detailed article features through plans for building a beautiful organizer for your tools or for other small items. Work with good judgement and don’t forget to take a look over the rest of the related plans, as there are many designs and woodworking projects to select from.
Work with attention and don’t forget that a good planning will save you from many issues and it will keep the costs withing the total budget. Invest in high quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar. Drill pocket holes before inserting the galvanized screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to enhance the rigidity of the structure. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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- A – 2 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 5 1/2”x7 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 14 1/2″x5 1/2 long FRAME
- B – 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 5 1/2″x13 1/2 long, 2 pieces – 3 3/8″x5 1/2″ long PARTITIONS
- C – 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 8 1/4″x14 1/2″ long BACK
- D – 2 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 3 1/4″x13 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 3 1/4″x4 1/2 long, 1 piece – 12 1/4″x4 1/2″ long DRAWER
- E – 2 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 3 1/4″x4 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 3 7/8″x3 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 2 7/8″x4 1/2″ long 3xDRAWER
- 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x4′
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 1/4″ screws
- wood putty, wood stain
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
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Building a wood tool organizer
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the organizer. As you can easily see in the diagram, you need to build the components out of 1/2″ hardwood plywood and to smooth the ends using fine-grit sandpaper.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical components, align the edges with great care and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock them together tightly. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square.
The next step of the woodworking project is to build the partitions for the wood organizer. Build the components out of 1/2″ plywood, making sure you take accurate measurements and you mark the cut lines with a pencil.
The blade of the circular saw must go exactly over the cut lines. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the components. Align the edges and secure them tightly together with screws and glue.
Next, fit the partitions inside the box and make sure the corners are perfectly right-angled. Secure the partitions to the frame using galvanized screws and add glue to the joints, to enhance the bond of the components.
Cut a piece of 1/4″ plywood and attach it to the back of the frame, as shown in the diagram. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper and secure the plywood piece to the frame tightly using finishing nails. Add glue to the joints to create a rigid structure.
Building the small drawers for the organizer is a straight forward process. Cut the components out of 1/2″ plywood at the right size and smooth the edges with sandpaper. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the side components and secure them to the perpendicular components.
Drill pocket holes along the edges of the bottom and insert screws into the frame. Add glue and make sure the edges are perfectly flush.
Build the large drawer using the instructions described above, but adjust the size of the components as in the diagram. Assemble the drawer properly and leave no gaps between the components.
Wax the bottom of the drawers thoroughly, before fitting them inside the openings. Attach the handles to the drawers. Choose an appropriate design for the handles, as to match the style of the rest of the furniture.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the woodworking project and to protect the organizer from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain. You could build a larger unit or several ones, to enhance the storage space.
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