Drill Storage Shelf

Build a drill storage shelf to organize drills, chargers, batteries, and bits.

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This summer has definitely been the summer of shop projects. Over the past few weeks, I’ve added two workbenches in my shop (see them here and here), a pegboard sheet for tools, and built a simple workbench for Joseph’s shop. The workbench added a lot of space, but he still needed something to organize drills and accessories. So last week I put this drill station together. By hanging the drills backwards, the shelf doesn’t have to be as deep and doesn’t stick as far out from the wall.

Enjoy the plans!

Tools & Supplies

Lumber

  • 1 | 1 x 8 @ 8′
  • 1 | 1 x 3 @ 8′ (or just enough for two 20″ pieces)

Cuts

  • 2 | 1 x 8 @ 12 1/4″ (sides)
  • 3 | 1 x 8 @ 20″ (shelves)
  • 2 | 1 x 3 @ 20″ (back supports)

Step 1.

Once you’ve cut all boards to length, cut the drill hanger sections out of the bottom shelf according to the diagram below.

Drill Storage Shelf step 2

Draw a horizontal line at 4″ across the board to mark the center of the semi-circles and a vertical line to mark each opening.

Use a 1 1/2″ hole saw (or spade bit) to drill out the semi-circles. Center the hole saw on the center of the circle – where the 4″ horizontal line intersects the middle of the drill openings.

Drill Storage Shelf step 1

Then, cut the straight section of each opening out with a jigsaw.

If you don’t own a hole saw or spade bit, you can cut the openings out with just a jigsaw. The semi-circles might be a little tight for the jigsaw, however, so I’d recommend cutting rectangles. It will still hold the drills just the same!

Step 2.

Attach the three shelves with wood glue and 1 1/4″ screws.

Drill Storage Shelf step 3

I drove screws directly through the sides into the shelves. You can use pocket holes along the bottom of the shelves if you prefer.

Drill Storage Shelf step 4

Step 3.

Attach the 1×3 supports along the back of the shelf with wood glue and 1 1/4″ screws. Again, feel free to use pocket holes if you prefer.

Drill Storage Shelf step 5
Drill Shelf – back

The purpose of the 1x3s is to give you a way to attach the shelf to the wall.

Drill Storage Shelf step 6
Drill Shelf – front

Step 4.

After I assembled the shelf, I drilled a 1″ hole through the left side of the top 1×3 to run cords for the chargers (behind the chargers in the photo below).

DIY Drill Storage Shelf

Last, but not least, I drove two 2″ screws through each 1×3 into the studs to mount the shelf to the wall.

Please let me know if you have any questions and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

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DIY Drill Storage Shelf

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