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How Nathan Organizes His Truck

This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert takes pride in having a clean truck ready to tackle any project at any job site.

What does This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert take great pride in? Yes, his woodworking projects—but his other love is keeping his work truck in tip-top shape and highly organized. Watch to learn tips and tricks for keeping his workshop-on-wheels an orderly space.

While he wishes everything in his life was as organized as his truck, This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert takes pride in having a clean truck ready to tackle any project at any job site.

Keeping the Work Truck Organized

Each workday is different for Nathan. He can go from framing to finish work, so it’s essential to have his materials ready the night before so he can head straight to the job site in the morning. Most of his tools are kept inside his work truck.

Tool Organization in the Work Truck

Inside Nathan’s truck, you’ll see his miter saw on the front left-hand side, middle rack. His miter is cordless, but if he needs something larger for the job, he typically has his 12-inch slider saw tucked around in the front left. The cordless table saw is placed above that.

Four nail guns are stored on the bottom left. Stapler batteries are above the nail guns, and by knowing exactly where it is and where it goes back, Nathan can tell anyone to go in the truck and grab that tool and battery. If they need to know fasteners back right side center shelf, it makes everything more efficient.

Storing Consumables

Keeping items organized without a doubt helps keep track of the consumables, like fasteners, nails, screws, and glue. When those items are low in stock, Nathan makes a mental note and tries to refill it right away, so everything is fully stocked.