HOW TO MAKE A SCREWDRIVER HOLDER COAT RACK
Screwdrivers are a common sight in most homes and garagae. We often use them to take apart appliances, toys, and electronics at home. We really can’t thank P.L Robertson enough for this gift that has made a lot of our work so easy. Since its invention around the 15th century, screwdriver has fast become a household name and has enjoyed numerous advancements in usage and design.
We will be discussing some cool DIY screwdriver holder coat rack ideas you can easily try by yourself. They only require simple drilling and glue and maybe a bit of hammering. We will show you how to keep your garage or work station neat and safe for work.
Once you can maintain and protect your tools, you can be rest assured that they will serve you well. Take your set your set of screwdrivers; for instance; these are essential hand tools for every tradesperson. Interestingly, the screwdriver has made their way into most homes and have become a must-have in virtually every cupboard and toolbox.
One doesn’t require special training to understand how screwdrivers work. So long as you know how to handle them, you can easily maneuver your way around them and use them comfortably without injury. Screwdrivers are made from metal and as such is prone to rust and damage if not properly taken care of.
Dumping your tools into your drawer or throwing them in a just any (plastic) toolbox isn’t proper maintenance. Here are easy things you can do to take care of your screwdrivers or any other tool you have.
Always Ensure That You Clean Your Tools Before Storing Them
There is a high probability that your screwdriver or any other tools would have come in contact with dust and debris while in use. Sometimes, they come in contact with fluids (like oils or grease) or water that gets them wet. All of these can result in quick damage if left unattended over time. It's advised that you take time to clean them after each use before storage.
If you leave the metal parts wet, you will start to experience rust. To avoid this, you can use a fine brush or scrubber to remove rut when they form. Afterward, apply light oil on the affected area. This should be done regularly to prevent damage. A more lasting solution would be to invest in screwdrivers made from quality alloys. Most metal alloys are rust resistant, and they do not corrode. Lastly, ensure that any moving part is appropriately lubricated to keep it in optimum working condition.
Like we mentioned earlier, regular maintenance enhances durability. Always make out time to inspect your tools, so you know what needs to be replaced. If your screwdriver has a wooden handle, you can sand and oil it regularly to prevent splitting and splinters.
Now, to our main topic of interest – Storage! How do you store your screwdrivers, do you leave them on the table or throw them in your cabinets? Cleaning your tools regularly and not having proper storage for them is equal to zero work done.
You can be creative about how you store your screwdriver without having to buy a toolbox. A screwdriver Rack will suffice! A screwdriver holder is an ideal way of keeping your tool safe and handy at the same time. We will show you how to make priceless and unique screwdriver holder from PVC pipes, pegboards, and planks. Before we proceed, let’s have a look at the items you will be needing.
What You Need To Make Your DIY Wooden Screwdriver Coat Rack
· Piece of wood Plank (the choice of length depends on how long you want it)
· A drill
The steps we are going to show you are quite simple and shouldn’t take much of your time and energy.
- · First, you need to get a piece of plank. Planks come in different sizes and length. So, you only need to buy the right length that will satisfy the purpose that you intend. This depends on the number of screwdrivers you intend to put on it. The more screwdrivers you have, the longer the plank. You could also use planks from old projects you’ve done before and save yourself some money.
- · After deciding on the length of the plank to use, measure, and cut it out with the aid of a saw. If you are buying, then sawing will not be necessary as it would have been cut already.
- · The next thing would be to make the wood smooth. How do you do that? This is where the sandpaper comes in. The idea is to remove rough patches and debris or dirt that may have settled on the wood. You can also decide to add some varnish to get a glossy look!
· Next, you need to measure and mark the wood as you would like to have your screwdriver holder. These points can be marked with the aid of a measuring tape or ruler and a pencil. Also, the distance is dependent on you.
· After making the marks at equal distances, use your drill to makes holes at intervals. The holes only need to be wide enough for the screwdrivers’ metal end to go in.
· Now, you need to decide where your screwdriver holder should be - Either on your table or the wall. If you choose to have it on your wall, you can glue on there and voila, you are done!
This is almost similar to the wooden plank screwdriver holder we made earlier. In this case, however, we will be using PVC pipes instead. So, let's get into it. You only need a section of PVC of any diameter (your choice depends on the sizes of your screwdrivers). You will also be needing a drill and glue. Once you have all of these, you are good to go!
Let’s get started then!
· Make holes on the pipe at intervals using any measuring instrument of your choice. Some people can do this with their eyes by simply gauging the positions of the holes. You could make these holes using a drill, or by using the screwdriver, you intend to put in there.
· Having done this, you find the right place for your screwdriver holder and place it using glue. You can make fancy designs by painting the pipes with colors of your choice.
Getting creative with your pipes
This may involve more work, but the output is going to be worth the time. In addition to the earlier pipes, you will need pipe Tee joint (also called Tees), and 90-degree elbows to make this wonderful screwdriver holder.
Now, after cutting the pipes to the appropriate length and putting the holes in them. Attach the pipes to the 90-degree elbows at both ends, use other pipes to make legs and attach to the Tees to form the foot that will sit on your work station. You can also decide to make a double holder rack if you want as illustrated in the pictures below.
Making a screwdriver holder with a pegboard
You will be amazed at the stunning screwdriver holder you can make on your pegboard. The pegboard is handy for organizing the workshop, and there is always room for your screwdrivers if you have the idea.
What do you need?
Not much is required; you only need hooks – pegboard hooks!
Here is how to go about it
· You can decide to use the earlier plank idea by making the right sizes of holes and attaching hooks to the side of the wood that goes on the pegboard.
· You could also use pegboard hooks for screwdrivers in which the screwdrivers will fit.
· The PVC pipe can also go on the pegboard too!
Hopefully, this article has shown you some creative and easy ways of making your screwdriver coat rack with putting a hole in your pocket. You are sure going to have fun while at it, so we suggest you get started already and have fun while at it!