How to Build a Drill Station

Learn how to build a cord and accessory organizer for your power drills

1-2 hours

Different projects require different tool and parts. If you have multiple power drills, bits and batteries, a drill station can help keep everything neatly organized. Read below for instructions on how to make one for your tool space.

What You Need

1
Measure and Mark
Measure and Mark

Using the measuring tape, measure and mark cuts on the boards according to the cut list. 

• One 21 7/8-inch piece from the 1- x 4-inch board (A)
• Two 21 7/8-inch pieces from the 1- x 8-inch board (B)
• Two 11 3/4-inch pieces from the 1- x 8-inch board (C)
• Four 7 1/4-inch pieces from the 1- x 4-inch board (D)
• Four 2 1/4- x 7 1/4-inch pieces from the 1- x 8-inch board (E)
• Two 1 1/2- x 7 1/4-inch pieces from the 1- x 8-inch board (F)



Cut Diagram:

Cut Diagram
2
Cut
Cut

Use a circular saw to make the straight cuts on the board.
 
Tip: Use a sanding block to smooth any rough edges.

3
Stain or Paint Boards
Stain or Paint Boards

Stain or paint boards prior to assembly, if desired.

4
Attach Lower Shelf
Attach Lower Shelf

• Drill a 1 1/2-inch hole through the end of one of the (C) boards. This will be used for routing the power cords.
• Attach a (B) board between both (C) boards 3 1/2 inches up from the bottom (hole side up) with wood screws.

5
Attach Outside Bottom Supports
Attach Outside Bottom Supports

• Place each (F) board against bottom of (C) boards so that they are flush to the edges.
• Secure with wood screws through the bottom into (C) boards.

6
Build “T” Supports
Build "T" Supports

• Build the “T” support by attaching (E) boards to the (D) boards.
• Place the (D) board against the center of the (E) board and secure with wood screws.
• Repeat 4 times.

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Attach “T” supports
Attach "T" Supports

• Place each “T” support upside down and evenly spaced across bottom shelf.
• Secure with wood screws through the bottom shelf.

8
Attach Top Shelf
Attach Top Shelf

• Stand remaining (B) board above the bottom shelf, 2 1/2-inches down from the top.

9
Attach Backboard
Attach Backboard

• Stand (A) board vertically on top of the top shelf, flush with the back.
• Secure with wood screws.

10
Mount Power Strip
Mount Power Strips

• Screw into the outside of each board using the mounting holes on the back of the power strip as a guide.
• Screw the ¾-inch wood screws into holes.
• Attach the power strip.