How to Build the Perfect Wrench Holder How to Build the Perfect Wrench Holder

What You'll Need
Wrenches
2-inch by 4-inch Wood
Radial arm saw (or any saw if you do not have one)
Sandpaper

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 a 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 – Calculating 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 you require the wood to be. For some people, it can be just a 2-by-4 but it should be long enough to cover the wrench set you want to organize.

Step 3 – Making 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 saw will do. When you are cutting into the wood, make sure that the slots you are making are big enough to hold the wrenches. Also, make sure that 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 and that splinters will hurt you. 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 5 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.

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