The challenge: get organized. From tools to toys, your stuff needs a place of its own (and you need your space back). We compiled 9 simple projects for storage solutions, weekend builds to hold and organize all your things.
Here’s what you’ll find inside:
Country Tool & Toy Chest
This rustic, traditional design is big on storage and light on supplies: All you need is nails, glue and a day in the shop.
Simplified Stickley Bookcase
Who says good design has to be a challenge? This bookcase, a simplified version of a Gustav Stickley design, will organize your books in Mission style.
Pleasant Hill Firewood Box
The Shaker shape of this classic firewood box will hold your kindling, newspaper or non-combustibles (a horde of chisels, perhaps?) and builds quickly using pocket screws.
“Arrgh!”(What you say after stepping on a sharp-ended toy.) Make cleanup fun with this unique build, and get that booty safely stored with home center wood, 2 kinds of nails and a XXL belt.
Weekend Pot Rack
Don’t hide your kitchen utensils in a dark pantry – display them proudly with this simple, stylish pot rack. Pegs, charming curves and an inexpensive dowel give this weekend build lasting appeal.
German Work Box
Invite some German efficiency into your shop with a clever, rolling tool cart. Store all your tools within easy reach with this maxed-out storage solution.
1839 School Box
Practice your hand-tool joinery while building a handsome school box. Inspired by a rare 1839 text, this tabletop box features through-dovetails and handmade stopped dados.
Shaker Wall Cupboard
Build this classic Shaker wall piece using traditional joinery and a whole lot of nails. Use the simple, attractive wall cupboard to store everything from spices to leftover nails.
Your First Cabinet
Think you can’t build a cabinet? Think again. Construct a single-door face frame cabinet, perfect for spices or medicine, with this step-by-step guide. A great project for beginners.
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