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Wrench Storage Project
Keep your wrenches and sockets straight

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 at Lowes or home Depot) halfway up on both sides of the handle board. Tack and glue divider strips to the floor as needed for better socket sectoring. That's it—load and tote!



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.

Constructing the organizer

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. You probably got scrap wood around the house to use.

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




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Use plywood to make the tote, with small strips for dividers.

Fasten magnetic bars to the handle to keep wrenches in order.

If your on a budget this will make a nice gift for someone, and paint it black to hide greasy finger prints



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