Workshop Organization

Spring cleaning is in full swing! Time to organize your workshop and give yourself more space to build and assemble your projects quickly. Use these workshop plans to save space and add endless amounts of storage and organization to your workshop. Time to DIY it.

  • I absolutely love this lazy Susan idea. I have a small work area, but this will definitely maximize my efficiency. Thank you Mrs. White
    By jester5042, on February 10, 2018

  • I really like this layout!  In reviewing the plans, step 6 doesn't make sense to me.  How are you attaching the leg/outside shelf board to the cleats?  a 3" screw will not be large enough to connect the vertical leg and shelf bar to the cleat!  What am I missing?

    Thank you,
    By jammer2109, on December 9, 2020

  • What height did you use for the bottom shelf?
    By mjostick717, on April 30, 2021
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  • Hi Ana, Greetings from Montreal, Canada! Great project! I was taking a look at the shelves and was wondering... is the left part really 8 feet long? If both your carts are 40 inches long and you add both 2x4 (7 inches total), I come up with 87 inches total... There is a difference of 9 inches. I want to know because my garage wall is a bit small for a 16 feet unit and it would actually be a good thing if it was smaller than what is written on the plan! Can you detail the dimensions of the whole unit so I can check if it fits my space? Thank you so much!
    By Ian Charette-Brousseau, on January 9, 2018
    • Hi Ian! Glad you're a fan of this project! If you haven't already, check out the blue "View Project PDF" link above that gives more details that may be helpful. The total dimensions of this project are: 192 x 24 x 84
      By RYOBI NATION, on January 9, 2018
    • There is no PDF link for this project! Can this be added or emailed. Interested in constructing this, but would like the detail information in the PDF. Thank you
      By eringale, on February 21, 2018
    • You can view more of the steps under when you click the "Project Steps" tab under the video!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 21, 2018

  • Hi, I just completed the project. Although mine is not for a shop but rather for storage. It will be for a shop once I convince my wife to get rid of everything. One note on the plans: the materials page says 3/8 plywood is used (which I purchased) and in the steps it says 1/2 inch plywood was used for the shelves. I wish I would have read through the plans first as 3/8 inch plywood is pretty flimsy but functional for light items. Overall, great plans so thanks for sharing! Chris
    By Chris Tab, on January 16, 2018

  • Where are the pdf plans I can download for these shelves? Thanks!
    By mshuntinglady, on March 27, 2018
    • There is no pdf for this one. Just "project steps" that you can click through, as well as videos that walk you through it.
      By RYOBI NATION, on April 18, 2018

  • I can't find the .pdf for the Built-in shelves.  Where is it?
    By cayoder, on April 15, 2018
    • Hi cayoder! There is no pdf for this one. Just "project steps" that you can click through, as well as videos that walk you through it.
      By RYOBI NATION, on April 18, 2018

  • Am I missing something? 12 2x4s seems a little short for the project. Was gonna hit HD tomorrow, but I guess I’m glad I double checked the math. 
    By DescentFormula, on April 30, 2018
    • Hi @DescentFormula It has been updated to 20 2x4s. Thanks for asking.
      By RYOBI NATION, on May 14, 2018

  • Thanks for the guide. I'm going to be attaching this to a cinder block garage wall, will I need different screws to hold the wood to the wall?

    By hurricanedj, on May 9, 2018
    • Hi @hurricanedj we reccommend using tapcon concrete screws. You may consider using a hammer drill and drilling pilot holes first. 
      By RYOBI NATION, on May 11, 2018

  • Hello,

    These plans will work great for a shed I recently built.  The shed walls I will be building the shelves on are 10 ft across and 113" tall.  I wanted to build the shelves 8 feet across and include three or four shelves at about 20" in-between each shelf.  I am planning on making the shelving 3' in depth, but I wanted to make a loft type area on each side of the shed, and was planning on the loft spanning across the top of the shed and measuring 4' in width and the full 10' in length across the top.  Using your shelve plans, do you have any ideas on following the plans up to a certain hight and then adding a wider and longer shelf as the top to create the loft or a longer and wider top shelf?  Also, do I see that there are no vertical supports in the center of what look to be 8 foot shelving on the left side.  Since my shelves will be 8' long, can I just put supports on the two sides, as in your plans?  Thanks.
    By CenCOast_DYI, on February 13, 2020

  • Awesome concept here! I'd LOVE to see this modified for a sewing/craft room/office!!!!
    By user_howe_1613808, on September 10, 2020 (edited)
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  • My Hubby's dream. Gaming and space for his tools...awesome! But I already told you that on IG!
    By MommasAryobiToolJunkie, on February 8, 2018

  • Awesome project! I'd love to redo my garage with all these ideas.
    By grimreaper, on February 27, 2018

  • What is the wall paint color?
    By mahlesalvage, on March 2, 2018

  • What is the wall color you used
    By mahlesalvage, on March 9, 2018

  • My garage is finished so I do not have the height needed to do this. I would need to make it no higher than 7 foot to allow for the barn door hardware, would I just change the dimensions from 8 foot to 7? Or 84 X 24 x 84? Thanks
    By steve57, on March 10, 2018
    • Sorry for the late reply. I would buy the barn door hardware first then mock it up to see the clearence you want. You may need to leave some room to get the door on and off the track. Good luck!
      By Tom Bury, on April 5, 2018
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  • This is such a cool and versatile design. I especially like the hidden storage and chalkboard.
    By grover959, on January 8, 2018

  • How much weight does this table hold?
    By renewedhaven, on January 17, 2018
    • We haven't done weight testing on it to give you an exact answer, but it is a very sturdy table!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 8, 2018

  • Where do you find the plans?
    By masswood, on February 8, 2018
    • @masswood You can find the plans on RYOBI Nation's Dream Workshop website here:https://www.ryobitools.com/nation/dreamworkshop
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 9, 2018

  • What is the wall paint color?
    By mahlesalvage, on March 2, 2018

  • Great idea and very useful! 
    By Jgarcia779, on April 24, 2018

  • There looks like there’s an error in the cuts. One of the 2x4x8 says cut 2 pieces 40”, but when constructing the frames it later tells you to cut 48”. There are no cuts on the diagram for 48”.
    By AshVann80, on February 9, 2020

  • I'm starting to put together a little workshop for myself and figured this would be a great first project.
    Instead of a chalkboard, I'm planning on using magnetic primer and dry erase board paint.   Will be my first time using those products.

    I'm curious, for the rest of the work bench, what type of finish would anyone suggest, or just leave it raw wood?

    By Bbasselgia, on August 3, 2020

  • Are these plans available in the Spanish language?
    By user_raydon_1710145, on January 23, 2021
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