This cordless drill storage, together with the circular saw stand, make it easy to find the tools I need.

Keep all your drills and batteries in one place with this easy to make cordless drill storage box!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.

Get the plans to build this sander and sandpaper storage unit at The Handyman's Daughter!

Now it’s time to give my cordless drills and batteries a home of their own!

Materials:

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Cut list:

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.

Instructions:

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.

I drew a quick sketch of the cordless drill storage unit on the whiteboard wall of my workshop.

Drill pocket holes along one 9 ¼” side of the 8″ and 12″ pieces.

Drill pocket holes in each 8" and 12" piece for your cordless drill storage unit.

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.

Attach the vertical pieces of the cordless drill storage box with pocket hole screws.

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.

Attach the top of your cordless drill storage box.

At this point, your cordless drill storage box should look like this…

Your cordless drill storage box should look like this once the top is attached.

Add the 1/4″ plywood back with 1 ½” brad nails. (I used leftover whiteboard on mine.)

Attach the back to your cordless drill storage box with 1 1/2" brad nails.

To accommodate my two battery chargers, I attached an extension cord with two outlets to the back of the box.

Attach an extension cord with extra outlets to the back of the cordless drill storage box for battery chargers.

Now the Cordless Drill Storage Center is ready to be loaded up! Two drills and an impact driver each have their own slot.

Load up your cordless drill storage box!

The top holds two battery chargers and at least two extra batteries. Plenty of power for my next project!

The top of the cordless drill storage box fits two chargers and two extra batteries.

Now I can easily grab the tool I need and get to work!

This cordless drill storage box makes it easy to grab your tools 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!

This cordless drill storage, together with the circular saw stand, make it easy to find the tools I need.

Don’t forget to check out my other Workshop Wednesday posts over at The Handyman’s Daughter!

Until next time!

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3 replies
  1. Elisabeth
    Elisabeth says:

    Hi,
    They look great! Makes everything so much easier when it’s organised. I like the idea of doing this, very much, but am wondering, with your power tools exposed like that, don’t you get dust all over them? I’m going to reconfigure my workshop soon, and am looking at all my options. I know, when I use my table saw I end up with the entire space coated in sawdust. It’d be tedious having to clean all that, so I’ve been thinking of using cupboards and drawers for storage. How do you keep it clean?
    Thanks very much.

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