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DIY Scrap Wood Workshop Organization Projects

diy sandpaper storage

Now that the shed-shop is finally renovated, I have been able to focus my attention on some smaller, much needed workshop organization projects! But, with lumber being so expensive, I wanted to create some storage options using what I had on hand. So, I created three DIY workshop organization projects in one weekend using scraps!

DIY Workshop Organization Projects

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Workshop organization projects don’t have to be complicated or expensive! I was able to make three separate projects happen with the use of some leftover scraps. I was also able to label everything (which makes me so happy) thanks to the Brother P-touch Pro Label Maker!

Brother P-Touch Pro

To help organize all three projects, I broke them all down in this blog post to include my materials lists and basic step-by-step. Make sure to stop by my YouTube channel for all of the full tutorials!

1. DIY Charging Station

tool charging station

My chargers have always been a point of organizational stress in my workshop. I can’t deal with all of the wires and have never had one spot to store them all. So, I decided to create my own charging station to house my chargers (and hide the wires)!

To simplify this project a bit, I did end up creating a basic cabinet with some holes in it (if that helps any)! I also added some wire tags to each wire using my Brother P-touch Pro Label Maker and the Cable Flag option (so good)!

Looking for the material list for this project? Here you go!

Tools
Table Saw
Miter Saw (Optional)
Drill
Pocket Hole Jig (Optional)
1 ½” Forstner Bit
Brother P-touch Pro Label Maker

Materials
¾” Plywood
Wood Glue
1 ¼” Screws
Black on White Label Tape for P-touch Pro
Power Strip
Magnetic Clasps
Hinges

2. DIY Wood Organization Bins

scrap wood bin

When I had a full pegboard wall, I had bins that housed my brad nails. But, now that I’ve simplified my back wall, it was time for a new system. So, I decided to make super simple bins for my brad nails and organize them by size! How cute are those little labels!? Since the Brother P-touch Pro Label Maker has three sizing options for their fonts, I was able to perfectly fit my little labels on these boxes in a few quick steps!

brad nail storage workshop

Looking for the material list for this project? Here you go!

Tools
Table Saw
Miter Saw (Optional)
Brad Nailer
Brother P-touch Pro Label Maker

Materials
¾” Plywood
1 ¼” Brad Nails
Wood Glue
Black on White Label Tape for P-touch Pro

3. DIY Sandpaper Storage

diy sandpaper storage

When I first organized my workshop, I opted to use takeout bins for sandpaper storage. Don’t get me wrong, these little bins totally worked, but they aren’t really the right size for my discs, and I had to store the sandpaper with the adhesive side up to see which grit I was grabbing. So, I decided to create custom sandpaper storage to fit in my workbench instead! Even better, I was able to use my Brother P-touch Pro Label Maker to create cute labels for each grit… and since their system has 300 symbols to choose from, I was able to add cute little arrows too!

Looking for the material list for this project? Here you go!

Tools
Table Saw
Miter Saw (Optional)
Wood Clamps
Brother P-touch Pro Label Maker

Materials
¾” Plywood
Wood Glue
Black on White Label Tape for P-touch Pro

Hope you found one or more of these organization projects helpful! If so, make sure to Pin This post for later!

Sam Raimondi

Sam is a full time psychologist and part time content creator from Long Island, New York.

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