Double your wall space with a swinging tool wall!

In this video I show how I took a creative idea to make use of some space that was otherwise wasted with scrap plywood in my shop. There are many wood storage options out there including carts and racks but what I wanted was a way to not give up that precious wall space.


The end result is a mobile tool wall with cleats which swings out from the wall when I need access to the wood stored behind it. Since I rarely need to move plywood in/out of that area it made sense that I utilized the space for some storage. The "ah-ha" moment I had after building this swinging tool wall is that it can be used for so many more applications! In an any workshop, wall space is precious real estate, so any way that we can maximize that space means a more efficient and capable workspace.


I have full build plans available to purchase through Etsy, so I'd urge you to check them out!

Here: https://etsy.me/2qpCKTa



Key Takeaways


- This project started out as a way to "hide" my plywood off-cut storage area...but I soon realized that the same concept could be applied to maximize your wall space anywhere!


- Don't ignore awkward areas in your shop, think about how you can creatively utilize them!


- Follow. A. Plan. I showed a mistake I made in this video which would have been easily avoided if I was better prepared. Think through your designs!


Products & Tools featured in the video:


Wixey Digital Angle Gauge: https://amzn.to/2oF1LJg


4’x8’ Overhead Rack (#1): https://amzn.to/2NGjM2B


4’x8’ Overhead Rack (#2): https://amzn.to/2JO3cwx


Ridgid Cordless Brad Nailer: https://homedepot.sjv.io/AQ1YN


Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer: https://amzn.to/2NApD9q


Craftsman Cordless Brad Nailer: https://amzn.to/2oJlMi1


DeWalt Cordless Brad Nailer: https://amzn.to/36yO3sv


Porter Cable Cordless Brad Nailer: https://amzn.to/32baAIz


Ridgid 18V Li-Ion Brushless Drill/Driver - https://homedepot.sjv.io/9jYkj


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