Keeping power tools organized and
within easy reach in my shop used to be a hassle. They were usually scattered
around the shop or in a messy pile on my bench. To solve these problems, I
built a handy shelf. Besides providing storage, this tool shelf solves another
nagging problem as well it keeps the power cords from getting tangled up
like spaghetti. Each power cord fits in a separate compartment directly below
the tool, as you can see in the photo at right.
These compartments are
formed by a number of dividers that are sandwiched between a top and bottom, as
shown in the drawing at right. The location of the dividers is determined by
the amount of space each tool requires.
One last thing - not all tools will
rest flat on the shelf. I modified the top as needed by cutting slots or
drilling holes for some of the tools.