Modify A Cheap Metal Work Cart To Organise All Of Your Hand Tools

Modify A Cheap Metal Work Cart To Organise All Of Your Hand Tools

Wheeled work carts are great helpers in a work shop, but the large open trays are difficult to organise without spacers, and tend to accumulate random tools. With a few DIY trays and holders, you can turn that work cart into something much more useful.

These are the types of work carts we’re referring to. They’re useful, but can quickly turn into an unorganized pile of whatever you toss into them. Luckily, these DIY trays give you a way to organise them, and you even still have open, unorganised space for any other items you need to carry around.

Using a metre of plywood, mark out the dimensions of the tray and cut your pieces to fit. Next, layout your socket sets and any other tools you’d like to lay flat on the tray and trace outlines. You’ll need a drill to cut starter holes for your jigsaw and then you can go ahead and remove the cutouts.

Attach wood holders for your screwdrivers to the sides of the work cart and add magnetic strips for other small handheld tools. For more, check out the video above (or linked below). Mark has a full walkthrough of how he customised his work cart in the video.

Make storage trays for socket set [Mark Massingill (YouTube)]

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