Woodcraft Suggests Storage Options to Free Up More Indoor Space at Home

Fall signals the coming of cool weather and more time spent indoors – the perfect opportunity to launch a major effort to store as much as possible out of sight and free up extra space for work/study, cooking/dining, exercise, or a family “hangout.”

Armed with a project or two in mind, visit the local Woodcraft store, check the Woodcraft catalog, or go online at woodcraft.com to get the tools, supplies and information you need for a successful “space makeover.”



Find a “home” for everything from tools to sports and fishing equipment to household items and craft supplies in TANOS Systainers. Tanos offers a system of boxes that is designed to stack and lock together for transport or stationary storage, while offering easy access to individual units anytime. Build your own custom mounting system for a wall or cabinet with the TANOS Rail Set for M and L Systainer³ containers. 
The updated Systainer³ series includes containers in three base sizes: 11.65" deep in widths of 15.59" (medium), 20" (large), or 31.18" (extra extra large). Six heights are available. Medium containers come in seven colors; other sizes are gray. 
The smaller TANOS® Systainer³ Organizer Storage Container is 3.23" high, 11.65" deep and either 15.59" or 20" wide with a clear lid to show the contents. Insert boxes sold separately.
TANOS® T-LOC SYS-Sort IV/3 and SYS-Combi II and III systainer® offer a variety of options for organizing and storing small parts and pieces.

Build a mounting system for Systainer³ Containers using the TANOS Rail Set.

Carmine Red Medium Size TANOS Systainer³ Container.

Light Gray TANOS Systainer³ Organizer M89 Storage Container.


Systainer³ system is compatible with earlier versions. Watch this video to discover the updates for this new version.




Other Space Saving Products


Kaizen Foam holds tools in place in a drawer.

Portamate Six-Tier Wood Rack


FastCap Kaizen Foam is a handy partner with TANOS. It peels away in layers, creating a perfect fit for tools in containers.

• Portamate Six-Tier Wood Rack is a multipurpose steel racking system that provides generous storage capacity for wood, pipes and other long items. Six levels can each hold 110 pounds.

• WoodRiver® Tilt-Out Bins come in two sizes: 5 individual bins, 3-3/4" x 4-1/2" x 5-1/2" each, and 8 bins, each 2 -1/2" x 2-3/4" x 3-1/2". An interlocking dovetail rail design allows bin systems be stacked, either vertically or horizontally.


GRIP 3-Piece Magnetic Tool Bars provide a home for ferrous metal hand tools like wrenches and screwdrivers. Set includes: 8", 12" and 18" bars.


WoodRiver Tilt-Out Bin with eight drawers.

12" GRIP Magnetic Tool Bar




WoodRiver Red Tool Rack

WoodRiver Sandpaper Organizer


• The 24" W x 6" D x 3" H sturdy, plastic WoodRiver® Red Tool Rack has holes of varying sizes to fit a wide range of common hand tools like screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, and more – up to 96 different tools. 

• WoodRiver® Sandpaper Organizer has six 9-1/4" x 12" x 1" drawers for storing sandpaper or other items like scrapbooking or craft paper.

For more handy storage products at Woodcraft, check out this video:





Building shelving or cabinets along unused wall areas or in closets or a garage can be tailored to specific needs, but will require some tools and supplies. Here are a few suggestions.


Festool T18 Easy Cordless Drill Plus Set

Kreg 720Pro Pocket-Hole Jig


Check out the Festool T18 Easy Cordless Drill Plus Set to drill more effectively. The T18 features a new generation brushless ED-TEC motor and electronic torque setting for precise screw driving and drilling wood or steel. Uses most drill bits, from 1/16"- to 1/2"-diameter, with the metal keyless chuck.

Make pocket-hole joinery quick and easy with the new generation Kreg® Pocket Hole Jig 720PRO that comes with a Kreg Docking Station to transform it into a benchtop workstation.

Kreg offers other handy jigs for building shelving and installing hardware and hinges: Kreg 32mm Spacing Shelf Pin Jig with 1/4 Drill Bit, Kreg Hardware Drilling Jig, and Kreg Concealed Hinge Drilling Jig.


Kreg 32mm Spacing Shelf Pin Jig

Kreg Hardware Drilling Jig

Kreg Concealed Hinge Drilling Jig



WoodRiver® 100-Piece Combo Brad-Point and Twist Drill Bit Set includes six to ten each of 14 bit sizes ranging from 1/16" to 5/16".


Build your own organizer with WoodRiver® Cubby Connectors and 3/4"-thick wood (sold separately). Make as few or as many compartments as you want with the cross-, T- and L-brackets.


WoodRiver 100-Piece Combo Brad-Point and Twist Drill Bit Set

WoodRiver Cubby Connectors and wood were used to build this organizer.

This is one of the books available at Woodcraft that offer storage project ideas and building instructions.


Built-Ins: Cabinets and Shelves from Taunton offers basic building tips and then instructions for constructing built-in shelves, cabinets and specialty projects like a corner seating nook. See other books and videos about storage at woodcraft.com.


Learn more about these storage and building products and a lot more at your local Woodcraft store, the Woodcraft catalog and woodcraft.com. Check out our online articles about storage solutions.

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