20 Scrap Wood Storage Holders You Can DIY

Hi friends,

Thanks so much for the advice and recommendations you gave me on how to organize that pile of scrap wood I had in my garage.

I went looking for inspiration and hey, found tons! :)

So, I compiled a list of 20 scrap wood storage holders that you can DIY this weekend! Many of them are
from dear bloggers I admire, others are ideas gathered from online forums, and there are also a few plans you can buy online.

I'm already working on mine. This weekend I'm going to give it the final touches, and yes, it was inspired by one of these awesome projects.

Check them out!

Scrap Bin by Joseph M from Kreg Owners Community

DIY Lumber Cart from Shanty 2 Chic

Wood Storage Cart from MonoLoco Workshop

Lumber Scrap Bins from The Wood Whisperer

Roll Around Lumber Cart from Plans Now

Mobile Sheet-Goods Rack from Wood Store

Cutoff Storage Bins from ShopNotes

Scrap Wood Storage from Spit & Vinegar

Cutoff/Scrap Cart from LumberJocks

Wood Storage Box from Ana White

Lumber Storage Rack & Cart from LumberJocks

In Between Studs Storage from Garage Journal

Basswood Storage from Railroad Line Forums

Mobile Pallet Wood Storage from Fix This Build That

Vertical Lumber Organizer from American Woodworker

Workbench with Lumber Storage Space from The Family Handyman

Metal Storage Rack from Funky Junk Interiors

Which one is your favorite?

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  1. All are a little large for my needs. But the front of the first one, built against a wall and a tad narrower is what I was talking about. I like that it allows you to see exactly what you have and the lengths. Again, I love my little rolling cart that holds my chop saw and stores hand tools on the bottom shelf....I like being able to easily roll my chop saw outside so I don't fill my garage with saw dust. And I like the drop down table...great prep space but can be put up when I don't need it. And then I have an entire wall of built in shelving for everything else...and there is A LOT of everything else! But as I always what works for YOU and what YOU love ;) It will be awesome!

    1. That's right Beck, most of them are huge! I'm going for No. 11 in the list, but a bit smaller. I think is going to work nicely. Hey, I couldn't find the drop down table on your blog, there's no way to do a search.

    2. Here is the table and here is the shop cart.... The "search" function shows up on the left, right above the facebook link....but who knows if it shows up on other OS. I'm not really a "blogger"...I just pretend ;)

  2. I am late at reading this and yesterday's post about organizing your garage. If I was you I would (and maybe it's too late) avoid a rolling lumber cart. They can get really heavy even with a few pieces of wood. Some of those carts would be impossible to move and also would need very heavy duty casters. The idea of a saw on a rolling base is good (as Beck said above) if you want to get working outside. I know a lot of really good woodworkers, including furniture makers, who have all their tools on portable bases. I think if you want to stay in the garage, then a divided bin against a wall is good. Try also to avoid the front vertical cross pieces like in the last photo. The front should be open, otherwise you are contorting to get the pieces out. My lumber rack is great for me, but it really depends on what types of wood you keep around.

    1. Yep Julie, it's already done! A rolling cart. I guess I have to stop myself to filling it up to the brim for it to work nicely down the road. My problem is, I don't have much space against a wall to store the wood. We have the bikes, ladder, tools, and garden tools all displayed around. That's why the rolling cart made sense but I see your point. Thanks for your advice!

    2. You need a "storage shed" for the bikes and garden tools! (and the scooter your daughter won't ride at college, and her old bike and your sons remote jeep, and the trim you used SIXTEEN YEARS AGO...and SO much more!) Seriously, I bought a "build on site" storage shed from the lumber store and then had them add windows, build the door a little different and increased the pitch. Then I added all the "froo-froo" to make it "cute." Everyone thinks it is a cute little play house...HA! Just an idea!!!

  3. In response to your comments on my blog (only because I don't know how to get a comment section that alerts people by email that there is a response to their comments! I told you...I'm just pretending!) ....EVERYONE should have a dolled up storage shed. There is NO excuse for ugly. And I'll be honest...I did put vinyl on the floors and I put plywood on the walls and painted it a pretty greenish color. But truthfully, it is full of lawn equipment and "stuff." ( and a few spiders!) Hence the mini-blinds! But even though it serves a utility purpose, I wanted it to look cute, with little money and effort! If you search "storage sheds" on Pinterest you will see that I am not the only one who likes to "froo-froo" their storage buildings!


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