How to Build a Hand Tool Wall for Easy Access to Your Tools
Pegboards have been a popular way of hanging tools for years, and new tool organizers are also being put to good use. But one of the best ways to hang tools is by building your own tool wall that has a hanger specifically sized to fit your favorite and most used tools.
Jay Bates and Matt Lane demonstrate how to build your own tool wall and share their tips for hanging their tools. They cite the "first order of retrievability"—popularized by Adam Savage—for their motivation to build a tool wall. They want to keep their tools at the ready, and not waste time rummaging through drawers and tool boxes to find what they need. They believe an organized workshop is a more efficient one, which is almost always the case.
This tool wall was built using a sheet of birch plywood cut to size and trimmed in red oak. Red oak was also used to make all of the hangers, which gives the tool wall a much more polished and sharper look. This organizer has the flexibility of a french cleat system, but instead of having to build a cleat system, you just unscrew the holder and re-attach it wherever you want to move it.