Hey there! I'm sharing an old post with you because there are so many new readers! This is one of my favorite projects ever. It was the first thing I ever built and has made keeping all of my tools and painting supplies so easy! Happy building!
Oh my goodness...I am soooo excited! I built something! Yep, built it all by myself from scratch! My awesome Ryobi Tools got here last week, and although I was a little intimidated about using them for the first time without help, I did it, and you know what? It was awesome!!! Before I get started with my Let's Build It series, I knew I needed to get organized. I cannot function with a mess, and when you are building, a mess can happen quickly. So, my first Let's Build It project is this awesome portable tool storage caddy! Let me show you how I made it...
I started with one large piece of pegboard which was 96" X 48". I had my peg board cut it in half for me so I could fit it in the back of my truck, then cut each piece in half with my super awesome new Ryobi circular saw myself when I got home.
So I now had 4 pieces of pegboard...each 24 inches wide and 48 inches tall.
I bought two pieces of 2X2 and cut them in half so I had four pieces that were 48 inches tall, using my Ryobi Miter Saw!
I then placed a long bead of wood glue from top to bottom on two of the 2X2 boards and placed one of the pieces of pegboard on top to make a wall panel. You don't necessarily need the wood glue, but I want mine to be really strong.
Next, I secured them with four screws...one at the top, one at the bottom, and two spaced evenly between those. I repeated this process until I had all of the walls screwed together.
They make a nice cube like structure.
To finish it off, I turned it upside down and added some casters that I already had to each corner.
I added hooks and pegboard containers to each panel and hung all of my tools and accessories.
This caddy allowed me to keep all of my supplies in one spot. I even have an entire side where I can keep all of my painting supplies!
I love being able to grab my safety glasses and whichever tool I need without making a mess, and I can just pull them with me. If I am working outside, I just roll this baby out with me. If I'm painting on the other side of the garage, I can just take it over there! Now I am ready to get started, and can't wait to learn to use all of these fabulous Ryobi tools together!!!
Are you going to build with me???