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Table Saw Tool Organizer that Hangs From the Ceiling

Table Saw Tool Organizer that Hangs From the Ceiling

Table Saw Tool Organizer

I’m running out of space in my shop, and it started to feel disorganized. Couple that with the fact that I am absent-minded when it comes to where I set down the last tool I had in my hand, which made me realize that it was time to get better organized in the shop.  So I built this tool organizer that hangs from the ceiling.

I wanted it to contain all the tools I use on a regular basis, so everything would be right at hand when I need it.  I also wanted to be sure everything had a home, so when it was time to clean up the shop everything had a place to go.

I started out by knolling all the tools I thought I would need.  I started with the most important and most used tools closets to the blade.  This of course was the push sticks, safety first!

Once I had everything laid out the way I wanted it on my workbench I took some measurements and started building it.

The price of plywood is nuts right now so I built it out of knotty alder which was a bit cheaper than plywood, and accented it with walnut. I know, I know, walnut for shop furniture, Really? But I spend most of my time in my shop and I want it to be an inviting place to hang out.

Once I had it built I sprayed a finish on it and hung it from the ceiling.  When I hung it from the ceiling, I took special care to be sure it was not hanging directly over the blade in case something fell.  It’s just far enough over that I can safely operate the saw without it interlining but can still quickly grab the tools I need when I need them.  I also made sure that I didn’t hang it so far back that I had to lean over the saw to reach any tools.

I’m pretty happy with how it turned out and there is still room for expansion if I decide I need additional tools at the ready when working at the table saw.

If you are interested in the visual of how this went together, please check out the video.

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I’m the owner of Benham Design Concepts, a mixed media art studio where I design and build custom furniture and other works of art using wood, glass, stone, and various metals.
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