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Storage & Organization How To & DIY

Improve the value of your home by discovering our storage & organization step-by-step tips & ideas.


Build It | Tool Storage Shelf

In this edition of DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build a tool storage shelf out of leftover lumber from other Build It projects.

Mobile Workbench with Drawers, finished

How to Add Drawers to a Mobile Workbench

In part three of the series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to build and add drawers to the Ultimate Mobile Workbench.


How to Build a Shoe Dresser

Learn how to build a shoe dresser with This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor, Jenn Largesse.

DIY bathroom organizer

How to Build a Bathroom Organizer

Build a free-standing bathroom organizer complete with tilt-out hamper with This Old House DIY Expert & House One editor, Jenn Largesse.


How to Build a Storage Chest

Join oak lumber with wood dowels to create a modern take on Shaker-style storage.


How to Build Walk-in Closet Storage

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to maximize closet space with plywood shelves and boxes

How to Build a Wood Hamper

Ditch the tacky plastic bin for a more grown-up laundry container

How to Build a Tool Bench

TOH reader Amy Paladino gets help making a tool bench for her garage from TOH general contractor Tom Silva

How to Make a Pot Rack from Copper Pipe

How to turn large-diameter tubing into kitchen storage


How to Add Kitchen Cabinet Storage

Gaining valuable storage space with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva

How to Build a Tub-Foot Umbrella Stand

Repurpose vintage claw-foot tub supports in your house as bookends, lamp bases, and more

How to Install Knee-Wall Storage

It's an awkward corner of the house. Why not make it a space-saving dresser?


How to Build a Toolbox

How to make the perfect portable workshop, with instructions for parents and kids

How to Make a Doorknob Coatrack

Use vintage doorknobs and salvaged trim to make a showpiece coatrack in less than two hours

Create Your Own Garage Storage Plan

There's untapped potential in any garage to make room for more storage. Here are some rules from the pros.

How to Install Wall-Mounted Shelves

A step-by-step guide to installing adjustable storage systems

Bookcase Basics

Follow our advice on hardware and materials to install sturdy built-in bookcases