Free Garage and Workshop Storage Project Plans and Building Guides from The Family Handyman Magazine


Create space in your garage or workshop by building efficient storage units. Learn how to build stacking sawhorses, shelves, ceiling racks, turn-table bins, cabinets, knock-down work tables and more.



For more than fifty years, The Family Handyman Magazine has been providing readers with the most up-to-date home improvement information with easy to follow step-by-step instructions, plans and photographs. Now, many of their best how-to articles are available online:


Four Easy Garage Storage Projects
Complete instructions and photos for how to build suspended shelves, a bike lift, a ladder rack and a wheelbarrow holder.


Three More Garage Storage Projects

These three garage storage projects – a cabinet for tools, corner shelves and pet food dispenser - help organize the clutter in your garage and open up more space.


Garage Storage System
Build a wall storage system in the garage for hanging tools, bicycles, gardening implements and shelving.


Garage Storage Ideas: Find Unused Space

Create a huge, accessible storage platform on the upper walls of your garage without taking up any floor space. With these 2-ft. wide shelves you can make 150 square feet of storage space in a weekend.


Large Garage Cabinets

Built from 2x2s and plywood, these extra-deep utility cabinets are easy and quick to build. Sliding plywood doors keep everything inside.


Build a Garage Storage Wall

Got a lot of stuff in your garage and no way to organize it? Learn how to build simple and inexpensive shelving to hold everything.


Upgrading Your Garage Workshop

Tips for building the best workbench for auto and small engine repair. Build a grease gun holder and add a central vacuum system to your garage.


Small Workshop Storage Solutions

You don’t need a gigantic workshop to produce beautiful woodworking projects. You just need to use your existing space wisely.


Grab and Go Tool Storage

Store all your power tools, hand tools, paint and other supplies in a compact, efficient storage unit. It has shelves, drawers and a pullout table for sorting tools and doing small repairs. It's easy to build, too.


Workshop Organizers

5 projects for a better shop—adjustable sawhorses, a super-handy tool rack, a workbench with storage space, a miter saw stand and a silencer for your shop vacuum. They're all low cost, can be built in a day and are essential for the small shop.


Four Knockdown Workbenches

Make more room for tools and carpentry projects with space-saving workbenches that set up or come apart in seconds.


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