Organize your tools on an enhanced pallet shelf

Learn how to organize your tools on an enhanced pallet shelf made for free! Includes cubbies to store screws, nails, sandpaper, etc! #tools #toolstorage #organize #funkyjunkinteriors

 

Organize your tools on an enhanced pallet shelf

I cut myself a deal.

Whatever I’d put in my single car garage turned dream workshop, it would be:

#1. Unique.

#2. Super easy to make for others to copy.

#3. Hopefully, quite possibly free.

#4. Very me.

And I do believe I’ve achieved that with this one. Organize your tools on an enhanced pallet shelf… perfect for non builders!

It all started with a small pallet. I threw it up there in my original workshop reveal, but the more I looked at it, the more it looked like ‘just a pallet’. I wanted better, but still utilizing one. So here’s what I did…

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Storage shelf

I indeed started with a small, not overly interesting pallet. 

Next, a board and a little crate. They were screwed together…

attach a board to a crate for a shelf / Organize your tools on an enhanced pallet shelf via FunkyJunkInteriors.net
… then mounted where desired. This created two instant shelves.

Learn how to organize your tools on an enhanced pallet shelf made for free! Includes cubbies to store screws, nails, sandpaper, etc! #tools #toolstorage #organize #funkyjunkinteriors
The location of the shelf was determined by the size of the mason jars that would ultimately hold screws.

Any good DIYer worth their weight will decorate before final completion anyway… it’s the law. 🙂

Learn how to organize your tools on an enhanced pallet shelf made for free! Includes cubbies to store screws, nails, sandpaper, etc! #tools #toolstorage #organize #funkyjunkinteriors

Sides:

I cut some beefier nicer pallet boards to size, then screwed them on top of the pallet sides. Instant pretty!

Clear bins:

I raided a plastic tool storage system for those clear drawers… what a fit!

Learn how to organize your tools on an enhanced pallet shelf made for free! Includes cubbies to store screws, nails, sandpaper, etc! #tools #toolstorage #organize #funkyjunkinteriors

Shelves:

Cutting two deeper boards to size, they were screwed onto the pallet frame in the middle and bottom.

This made all the diff in the world! Now we’re ready for tools!


cordless drills, palm sanders and screws / Organize your tools on an enhanced pallet shelf via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Top:

I had a small little wooden counter I found on the curb that fit the top perfectly! And created the perfect depth for the palm sander storage. But any deeper board would do.

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Learn how to organize your tools on an enhanced pallet shelf made for free! Includes cubbies to store screws, nails, sandpaper, etc! #tools #toolstorage #organize #funkyjunkinteriors

Accessories:

When using screws or other things, I’m always finding I like to dump the works out, so I can grab them easier. That’s what the odd sized platters, and containers are for. How perfect is that rusty old loaf pan?!

screw storage in mason jars / Organize your tools on an enhanced pallet shelf via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Jars:

I dug through my collection of wide mouthed mason jar lids, and picked all the rustiest ones. Because this was a special occasion. 😀

I’ll be numbering all the jars as soon as I land something to do so. Numbering them from smallest to largest helps me grab the right ones.

Bins:

And those plastic bins, raided from an old plastic tool organizer I had on hand fit PERFECTLY!

pallet before - click to see after / Organize your tools on an enhanced pallet shelf via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

From the original pallet…

Learn how to organize your tools on an enhanced pallet shelf made for free! Includes cubbies to store screws, nails, sandpaper, etc! #tools #toolstorage #organize #funkyjunkinteriors


Learn how to organize your tools on an enhanced pallet shelf made for free! Includes cubbies to store screws, nails, sandpaper, etc! #tools #toolstorage #organize #funkyjunkinteriors

… to the pallet on DIY steroids! 🙂 With still room for a shelf if desired above those drills… hmmm… maybe…


How I built repurposed workshop and tool storage for absolutely free! Take the full tour HERE

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Isn’t it great that ‘cheat building’ exists for ‘us non builders?’

Here’s a few of my other ultimate cheat builds… 

pallet gate on shed-4668
pallet garden gate and boardwalk

pallet double wide chair, via Funky Junk Interiors

chair created from 2 full pallets – it went viral because it’s that easy!

garden shed 2014-3115-2
rustic garden shed from a greenhouse

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  1. Love it – the design is just beautiful. I’d steal it from you in a heartbeat if I was nearby. ; ) Then I’d paint it aqua.

  2. I work across the street from a stone shop and they’re always trying to find ways to get rid of pallets, so I pretty much have access to unlimited amounts of pallets. I’ve been trying to figure what I could do with one if I were to get it, and now you’ve given me a great plan to use it, or two. I plan to use one for tools and another for plants. Thanks for the idea and inspiration.

    One Perfect Love

  3. I thought the before picture was a cool idea but you turned into amazing! I like the idea of using it for plants from one of your comments.

  4. I love what you do. Regarding the little garden shed: I am having a difficult time in trying to figure out the size. It looks like you might not be able to stand up straight in it, but I’m not sure. Just curious…it’s been on my mind for a long time, so I thought I would ask. Thank you!

  5. Donna
    I think you’ve inspired me to finally have a crack at making my own piece of pallet furniture. Finally!
    Thanks for giving me the boost I needed 😀
    <3
    Pia