DIY Wood screwdriver organizer

Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Visit for easy tutorial with a mini workshop tour! #workshop #organizing #tools #storage #woodworking

DIY Wood screwdriver organizer

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What a summer this is turning out to be! I currently have hired a handyman doing some long overdue projects to the outside of the house that I didn’t feel I could do on my own. And it’s giving me new life. Literally.

Al has also guided me on how to do a few things myself, so I’m rather excited to get the pro guidance! It’s like breathing in fresh air again, bouncing off ideas with another that gets it.

I’ve forgotten how time consuming it is making big, forever decisions though, and decided rather than fight the process, to take a little time off to work through it all as needed. Let’s just call this my 2020 summer vacation, shall we? LOL

But thanks to landing two doors on the curb, one thing led to another and I have a new workshop update! What a super happy fluke.

So during the little reshuffle, I decided to tackle a mini workshop organizing project I’ve wanted for YEARS anyway!

Catch up with the workshop series at:

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Workshop reveal post HERE

All workshop projects to date HERE

A messy workshop table before. Visit this post to view the outstanding after, using an old door as a workshop table top!

Workshop table – before

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On the far end of my workshop, I have lots of large apparatus that sits on the floor. A beast of a compressor, plus an equally large pressure washer is normally stored under a makeshift workshop table made from two sawhorses and a few boards along the top.

The table clears the machines, and provides a top, but I’ve never loved the uneven, slightly warped boards.

And then I landed the PERFECT sized door on the curb that fit this area. It was totally meant to be.

It was painted a semi-gloss white to match the other workshop tables and turned out absolutely gorgeous!

But I couldn’t bear plunking all the tools back as-is. It was time for a little workshop tool reorganizing and beautifying. 

However there was one thing I’ve wanted forever… and that was easy access to screwdrivers upon sight. I thought perhaps hanging them from the pegboard could work, but after not having the right brackets, I decided to just make my own DIY Wood screwdriver organizer from some scrap wood!

And oh my goodness… it ended up exactly what I wanted for absolutely FREE, with of course, a reclaimed look I favor anyway!

So this post shares the outcome of the table, AND my pretty DIY wood screwdriver organizer!

As much as I love working with cordless drills, sometimes you just need to do a little something by hand. So if all your screwdrivers are hiding in a drawer you may want to consider doing something similar.

Here’s what I did:

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DIY Wood screwdriver organizer

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Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Visit for easy tutorial with a mini workshop tour! #workshop #organizing #tools #storage #woodworking

Supplies I used:

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A plank of wood cut to desired length (I ultimately used a chunk of 2×4 measuring 25″ long)

Cordless drill

Miter saw

Various drill bits sized to the thickness of screwdriver shanks

Two small L-shaped brackets to fit

Measuring tape / ruler / metal yardstick


Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Visit for easy tutorial with a mini workshop tour! #workshop #organizing #tools #storage #woodworking

How-to:

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1. Cut wood plank to desired length.

I found using a chunk of 2×4 ultimately worked the very best. It left the screwdrivers standing straighter than a thinner plank did.

Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Visit for easy tutorial with a mini workshop tour! #workshop #organizing #tools #storage #woodworking

Drilling the holes

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2. Measure, then drill holes 2″ apart.

I decided to drill double holes in a zig zag design. It doubles up screwdriver space while still being able to view all the tips. It worked out perfectly!

The board was from a past project using this coffee stencil from HERE

Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Visit for easy tutorial with a mini workshop tour! #workshop #organizing #tools #storage #woodworking

I started drilling holes with with one drill bit size that fit most screwdriver shank sizes, then enlarged some holes with a larger bit to fit the larger shanks. Much less guessing this way!

The 2″ spacing cleared all the screwdriver handles perfectly without wasted space.

Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Visit for easy tutorial with a mini workshop tour! #workshop #organizing #tools #storage #woodworking

Regardless, a trial on scrap wood for the hole spacing is a good idea to ensure your given screwdriver handles fit.

And now I want all pretty new screw drivers… figures.

Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Visit for easy tutorial with a mini workshop tour! #workshop #organizing #tools #storage #woodworking

Attaching the brackets

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3. Attach L-brackets to board.

These small brackets fit perfectly in between the drilled holes.

I flipped the board upside down, attached the brackets with screws from the bottom.

You could of course mount the L-brackets from the bottom of the shelf as well, however I liked the clean lines of the shanks on their own. Plus, the screwdriver handles pretty much hide the brackets so I felt this was the cleanest look.

4. Screw the L-brackets to the wall.

My own workshop wall is partially covered with peg board (spaced away from the wall with strips) which offers excellent storage options and is a very worthwhile workshop update investment.

Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Visit for easy tutorial with a mini workshop tour! #workshop #organizing #tools #storage #woodworking

Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Visit for easy tutorial with a mini workshop tour! #workshop #organizing #tools #storage #woodworking

The finished DIY Wood screwdriver organizer

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And there you have it! The perfect little custom sized DIy wood screwdriver organizer that can be custom-sized to whatever your needs are!

 

Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Visit for easy tutorial with a mini workshop tour! #workshop #organizing #tools #storage #woodworking

I just LOVE how you can view every single screwdriver tip. Sure beats opening endless tool chest drawers (although still needed) trying to find the one you want!

Because you’ll be needing to pull the screwdrivers from the top, I recommend storing flatter tools etc. above the organizer, if anything at all. Seemed like the perfect place to store masking tape and putty knives.

Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Visit for easy tutorial with a mini workshop tour! #workshop #organizing #tools #storage #woodworking

 

The double row of screwdrivers seemed to offer more room. They are still easy to look at and grab thanks to the zig zag positioning.

An antique tool organizer with hand written labels. A sweet reminder of the past while organizing the workshop!

But one old relic came back to the workshop which I will never get rid of.

This was my mom’s vintage metal tool organizer with her hand writing on the labels. I think it’s positively adorable and makes me smile everytime I look at it.

And because there’s nothing better than an epic before vs. after…

A messy workshop table before. Visit this post to view the outstanding after, using an old door as a workshop table top!

workshop table – before

Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Learn how to build a wood screwdriver organizer to organize the workshop! Visit for easy tutorial with a mini workshop tour! #workshop #organizing #tools #storage #woodworking

A much prettier and more organized workshop table after… check!

What a difference, huh?!

Hmm…. I think it’s now time to do something reclaimed to those white cabinet doors… that’s all there’s left to do! I just may tackle that next!.

Workshop reveal post HERE

All workshop projects to date HERE

 

Have you tackled reorganizing your creative workspaces lately? What are you currently working on?

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Learn how to build an u-cycled workshop for absolutely free! Includes tons of creative storage ideas you can make yourself. Click to the full tour plus read all the tutorials! #workshop

Workshop reveal post – take the full tour!

Visit all workshop posts to date HERE

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9 thoughts on “DIY Wood screwdriver organizer

  1. Great idea! I think I’ll use that one.
    I saw someone else to a similar idea with glue bottles so they wouldn’t have to wait for the glue to move to the spout.

  2. Oh my gosh! I NEED this! I spent all day yesterday purging and organizing, my work area. This post is perfect timing Donna. Thank you!
    P.S. The new door looks amazing too 🙂

  3. Just perfect Donna! I’ve used the old doors as a sewing table. Just removed the door knob and used the hole for the sewing machine cords. Set the door on 2 small drawer cabinets from Ikea and done!

    • Huh! Thanks for letting me know Marie. My patience would have lasted 1 second with that nonsense going on. haha! Back to my ‘ol reclaimed wood for the save once again! Yes, just do it. Can’t wait to see your variation!

  4. I’ve been meaning to pop around for weeks now and tell you how much I love this idea. So perfectly rustic and functional to boot. We used your idea this weekend to make one for our garage too. I was getting so tired of trying to hunt down the screwdriver I needed and this is perfect. Now they’re all in one happy place 🙂

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