Building the perfect wrench holder begins to sound like a good idea when you look at the pile of tools that you have collected over the years and say to yourself, “Whoa! I need to reorganize all these tools!”
Other tools are easy enough to organize since a hammer, nails, and other accessories are easily distinguishable; wrenches, however, come in different types, shapes, and sizes. Fortunately, wrench holders can easily be bought at the local hardware store, online, or even constructed to give it that personal touch. The main question is choosing the one that is perfect for your needs; what better way to do it than customizing it yourself.
Step 1 - Wrench Organization
Assemble the wrenches you want to organize. Lay them all out on the ground or on a large work table in the manner of how you wish that they were arranged.
Step 2 - Calculate the Area
After you have completed arranging the way you want your wrenches to be organized, measure the length and width so you know how long and wide you require the wood to be. For some people, it can be just a 2-by-4 but it should be long enough to support the wrench set you want to organize.
Step 3 - Make the Organizer
Use a saw to kerf (cut) angled slots into your 2-by-4 wood to hold each item in your wrench set. The best saw to use for this is a radial arm saw, but virtually any saw will do. When you are cutting into the wood, make sure the slots you are making are big enough to hold the wrenches. Also, make sure you leave approximately half an inch between each kerf in the wood.
Step 4 - Attach Handles
Create a handle at the top of the wood with your saw, making sure to sand it down so it is smooth to avoid splinters. The handle is useful for when you want to hang it somewhere or if you want to pick it up for transport.
Step 5 - Finishing Touches
If you really like to be organized, you can label the spaces in between the slots so you know which wrench belongs where.
There you go – these five extremely easy steps are all you need to create your own perfectly customized wrench holder. Not only is it much cheaper than buying one at the store, but it is perfectly catered to your needs. It is also one that you can show off to your friends and family.