Do you waste all your DIY time looking for your tools? If so, this easy-to-make tool wall could be the answer. It's well organised and even looks good. Actually, almost too good for the basement or the hobby room...
Tool Wall

Tool Wall

Do you waste all your DIY time looking for your tools? If so, this easy-to-make tool wall could be the answer. It's well organised and even looks good. Actually, almost too good for the basement or the hobby room...



  • 4 poplar plywood panels: 20 x 86 x 1.2 cm, 71 x 31 x 1.2 cm, 28 x 52 x 1.2 cm and 40 x 52 x 1.2 cm
  • a tool holder
  • hammer
  • nails
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • varnish in different shades of turquoise
  • paint roller
  • undercoat paint
  • alcohol- or silicone-free glass cleaner
  • tesa® Powerbond ULTRA STRONG

How we do it:

DIY Tool Wall / Step 1: Overview
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DIY Tool Wall / Step 1: Overview

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4 poplar plywood panels: 20 x 86 x 1.2 cm, 71 x 31 x 1.2 cm, 28 x 52 x 1.2 cm and 40 x 52 x 1.2 cm, a tool holder, hammer, nails, scissors, pencil, varnish in different shades of turquoise, paint roller, undercoat paint, alcohol- or silicone-free glass cleaner, tesa Powerbond® ULTRA STRONG 5 m x 19 mm

DIY Tool Wall / Step 2: Paint
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DIY Tool Wall / Step 2: Paint

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Paint the wood panels on both sides, using an undercoat as a base layer.

DIY Tool Wall / Step 3: Find position
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DIY Tool Wall / Step 3: Find position

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Evenly distribute the tools and holders on the panels and slightly mark their positions with a pencil.

DIY Tool Wall / Step 4: Place nails
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DIY Tool Wall / Step 4: Place nails

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Place nails where you want to hang tools.

DIY Tool Wall / Step 5: Clean and apply
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DIY Tool Wall / Step 5: Clean and apply

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Clean the tool holder with alcohol- or silicone-free glass cleaner then apply tesa Powerbond® ULTRA STRONG on the reverse.

DIY Tool Wall / Step 6: Press firmly
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DIY Tool Wall / Step 6: Press firmly

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Press firmly for five seconds.

DIY Tool Wall / Step 7: Remove protective films
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DIY Tool Wall / Step 7: Remove protective films

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Remove protective films.

DIY Tool Wall / Step 8: Press again
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DIY Tool Wall / Step 8: Press again

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Press firmly for five seconds.

DIY Tool Wall / Step 9: Place board
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DIY Tool Wall / Step 9: Place board

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Place the boards against the wall and mark their desired position with a pencil. The panels should fixed 3 cm apart from one another.

DIY Tool Wall / Step 10: Clean
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DIY Tool Wall / Step 10: Clean

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Once the boards are complete, remove any dust from the wall where you're planning to mount them.

DIY Tool Wall / Step 11. Attach strip
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DIY Tool Wall / Step 11. Attach strip

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Alternately attach five tesa Powerbond® ULTRA STRONG strips – in full length and in approx. 20 cm strips – vertically on the wall and press firmly for five seconds.

DIY Tool Wall / Step 12: Remove protective films
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DIY Tool Wall / Step 12: Remove protective films

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Remove protective films.

DIY Tool Wall / Step 13: Press board
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DIY Tool Wall / Step 13: Press board

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Press the boards on the wall holding for five seconds.

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