This is a quick and easy solution to getting your drills and charging stations off of the workbench surface. One board that was on-hand, 71″ long by 9-1/4″ wide by 3/4″ thick was used. This allowed for an 18″ width, which is just enough to span studs on 16″ centers. If you have a longer board or boards, it is a simple matter to increase the width of your rack, or add more shelves, or both.
Design of Drill Charging & Storage Rack
Not the back of an envelope, but one sheet of paper. As it turns out the drills required the entire inside width of the rack; that design change was made during the build. The first step after having your design sketch out is to make the “cut list,” or in this case a view of the cuts from one board in the upper right of the design.
Cuts and Assembly of Drill Charging & Storage Rack
Cuts were made from the single board with a thin strip left over. Since this was a “quick and easy” project the kerf was not accounted for.
Lines were drawn 2″ in from the outside width and the vertical boards were set with their outside edge on the 2″ line. A line 1″ in from the outside width was drawn on the back board to guide the location of screw holes for mounting. The top and side boards were first assembled using construction adhesive and drywall screws (quick and easy, drywall screws were on-hand). Then, having the inside dimensions as a guide, the slots for the drills were laid out and cut using a jig saw, followed by assembling the bottom board to the back and side boards, again using construction adhesive and drywall screws.
Finished Drill Charging & Storage Rack
Used a level and screwed the storage and charging station to the wall. Quick and easy; not perfect, but good enough to accomplish the task at hand for a long time. Like the old saying goes, “perfection is the enemy of good enough.” Had some room for drill attachments and chargers, and that’s it. A longer board would have been welcome but it wasn’t on-hand.