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Wrench Storage Project

This simple tool storage tote is perfect for organizing all your metric and SAE sockets and wrenches. You can make it in minutes with plywood and two magnetic bars.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine

Constructing the organizer

Here's a gripping, portable organizer for all those wrenches and sockets. To make your own, cut a 5-in. handle slot in a piece of 14-in. x 11-1/2-in. x 3/4- in. plywood and screw it to the middle of a piece of 14-in. x 8-in. x 3/4-in. plywood. Band the bottom with strips of 1-1/4-in. x 1/2-in. plywood to reinforce the tote and keep the sockets and accessories onboard. For wrench storage, fasten 13-in.-long magnetic tool bars (available online) halfway up on both sides of the handle board. Tack or glue divider strips to the floor as needed for better socket sectoring. That's it—load and tote!

Thanks to reader Stephen Balazs for this idea.

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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

    • Cordless drill
    • Circular saw
    • Countersink drill bit
    • Jigsaw
    • Safety glasses

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

    • 3/4-in. plywood
    • 1/2-in. plywood
    • 4d finishing nails
    • 1-5/8-in. screws
    • Magnetic bars

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November 04, 3:15 AM [GMT -5]

Nice kit! I really like the Tool Keeps on eBay as well. Oh yeah here's a link if you don't know what I mean. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wrench-Holders-Tool-Keep-6-8-Set-/120788419500?pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&vxp=mtr&hash=item1c1f8d03ac

July 26, 9:43 PM [GMT -5]

na im just joking baby ;)

July 26, 9:39 PM [GMT -5]

what your to scared to reply :)

July 26, 9:39 PM [GMT -5]

what your to scared to reply :)

July 26, 9:36 PM [GMT -5]

i think your design is very nice, im going to steel it and make millions! sucker

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