Keeping power tools organized and within easy reach in my shop used to be a hassle. They were usually scattered around in the shop or in a missy pile on my bench. To solve these problems, I built a handy shelf. Besides providing storage , this tool shelf solves another nagging problem as well , it keeps the power cords from getting tangled up like spaghetti. Each power cord fits in a separate compartment directly below the tool, as you can see in the photo.
These compartments are formed by a number of dividers that are sandwiched between a top and bottom, as shown in the drawing at right. The location of the dividers is determined by the amount of space each tool requires.