If you just went to the home goods store and bought some fancy tools to use for DIY projects, you are probably really excited right now. There is nothing that quite compares to the buzz and excitement of starting a DIY project for the first time in your own house. However, you will want to take some steps before you start these projects.
The first step is to manage the storage and maintenance of your tools. It is better to think about this before you start your DIY projects, because then you may get too busy to worry about tool storage.
If you are buying wood working tools, then it is a good idea to find a place in your house where you can keep them safely. There are a few options that you have in this regard. One option is to keep the tools in drawers in one of the rooms of your house. This is a good option because it keeps the tools in a controlled air environment. It never gets too hot or too cold, which will reduce the possibility of rusting.
Another option is to take the tools and store them in your garage or shed. While this area may not have central air or heat, it will give you the additional space to install a pegboard for the tools. This keeps each tool in its designated spot, which makes it easier to grab the tools whenever you want to use them.
If you are storing them in a non-air controlled environment, you may want to get a dehumidifier to eliminate some of the natural moisture from the room. This will drastically reduce the chances of getting rust on your tools.
Tools like drum sanders will require more space than your basic tools,sonsider that also before building your cabinet.
Maintaining the Tools
Do not forget to clean the tools after every job. If you have any expensive power tools, you will want to lubricate them regularly by following the instructions on the manual that came with each of the tools.