Tool Storage Wall Cabinet





Tool storage is a necessity in any shop. While storage is great, accessible storage is even better. That’s why I designed this tool storage cabinet. I used pegboard to display the tools and allow for great accessibility. With doors, not only do you more than double your hanging space but you do so with a small footprint. Make sure to head on over to Ryobi Nation where I’ve posted the full plans exclusively for Ryobi Nation members.

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DIY Pegboard Wall Tool Storage Plans - Dimensions

These plans were created exclusively for Ryobi Nation so make sure you hop on over there to get the full plans!

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  • shnu

    Great stuff. Want to tackle it this weekend but I don’t see the plans at RyobiNation or here. What am I missing?

  • Linda Korb

    Yes! So it’s our turn to move into a new house and this will be great for my new shop area 😉 So many things to build now and so little time!

    • haha yep! That’s what happens when you move. You start the building process all over.

  • Gabriel S

    I don’t see the plans at Ryobi Nation!

  • Krissy

    Love everything about it (except that Ravens sticker…). 🙂 Thanks again for the plans – I could definitely benefit from building this for my work area.

    • haha! Well you are welcome for the plans. My workspace is a ton more organized now with this unit up.

  • Carlos

    What do you suggest for those who may not have a table saw to create the dados. I have a miter and trying to think of a creative way to reconstruct what you’ve done. Please help. Thank you. Love your projects btw!!!!

    • Thanks Carlos! What you could do is attach a trim piece to either side of the peg board to keep it in place instead of cutting the dados.

      • kmccb

        Jamison, can you elaborate on this? I’m good at following directions but not so good at veering off them.. Really want to make this!


        • Frank Caruso

          Hi kmccb,

          Dados are essentially grooves cut into the wood. Jamison is saying that, instead of using dados to hold the pegboard, use strips of wood to simulate a dado on surfaces where you need one.

          For example: if the doors are 5″ wide, cut two strips of 1/4″ material with a width of 2 3/8″ and a length equal to the exposed length of the inner face of a board (i.e., between the inner edges). Attach the strips to the inner face with the strips’ outer edges flush with the outer edges of the board. Because 2 3/8″ plus 2 3/8″ equals 4 3/4″, you have now created a “dado” that is 1/4″ wide and 1/4″ deep across the face of the board.

          Once you have done this for all four inner faces, you will have created a continuous groove that runs around the inside of the door frame (which will hold the pegboard). If you do this after the door frame has been built, just remember to add the strips to one side of the door at a time (front vs back), then position the pegboard against the installed strips, and finally install the strips on the other side of the pegboard to hold it in place.

          Good luck!


    • kmccb

      Carlos, did you end up doing this? I don’t have the tools to create the dados either but would love to make this!!

      • Marco VanderArk

        My solution. Use table saw, $100 @ Home Depot. Lower to depth of cut. I made multiple passes until groove was wide enough. No special blade. I would do all the boards at each pass, consistent and worked like a charm.

  • SpinalTap

    Thanks Carlos – this is a great idea. I’m going to try it as my first venture with a new table saw. One thing I was thinking of doing was doubling up the peg board on the doors so I could effectively use the holes on either side. Do you think this is necessary? My thinking was that if you use a hole on the front of the peg board, that hole is no longer available on the back of the pegboard. Also, do you have a link to the plastic pegs you have on the board?

  • Rameses

    great project! I’m going to try and tackle it in the next weeks or so. unrelated question. Where did you get the cabinet that is pictured below, or is that also something you built? thanks!

    • Awesome man. Can’t wait to see how it turns out. And the tool bench came from Sams Club.

  • Ryan

    Why does the material list call for 3/4″ thick boards and then also 1″ boards? Standard boards all all 3/4″ thick correct? Can I use all standard boards or is there a reason for stpecifying 3/4″ and 1″?

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  • Marco VanderArk

    Love this project, and expanded it. Added table and cabinet of my own design. Everyone asks me to build one for them. Plans where easy and managered to build without all the tools needed. Devise solutions, and get inventive.
    Even added the logo of choice inside. Table top is made of 2x4s that can removed if one is damaged.
    The center back peg board is split, I had surplus that where not big enough to have single piece back.

  • Don Harrison

    Seems the plans are no longer available at ryobi nation?? Link is broken. Was working yesterday

  • Rickard Asp

    Are the plans available in Metric?