This DIY tool caddy is an easy beginner woodworking project, and is a handy little accessory to have in the workshop to haul smaller tools around.

Difficulty easy


Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Drill
  • Saw
  • Sander
  • 1” Forstner drill bit
    1” Forstner drill bit


Wood Products

  • 1 Board , 1x6
  • 1 Board , 1x10
  • 1 Dowel rod , 1"

Hardware & Supplies

  • 1 Box of 1 ¼” Kreg Pocket Hole Screws (see tools list)
  • 1 Box of 1 ¼” Wood Screws

Cut List & Parts

  • 2 Boards- Sides , 1x6x18"
  • 2 Boards- Front and back , 1x10x22"
  • 2 Boards- Bottom , 1x6x20 ½”
  • 1 Dowel Rod- Handle , 1” x 22”


  • Cut your wood

    Cut your wood according to the dimensions in the cut list.

  • Sand

    Sand your wood pieces

  • Create Hole for the Handle

    Drill a hole with your 1” Forstner bit at the top of each of your two side pieces (18” long 1x6 boards), centered and spaced approximately ¼” from the top edge.

  • Drill Pocket Holes

    Using the Kreg Jig 520PRO, drill pocket holes as follows:

    2 at each end of your bottom piece (20 ½” long 1x6 board), and 3 along each side (flip over and drill these on the opposite side from the holes you’ve drilled at each end).

    2 at each end of your front and back pieces (22” long 1x10 boards)

  • Assemble the Box

    Assemble the tool caddy using 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.

    Since it will be slightly narrow to attach the back 1x10 piece, you can either use a compact right angle driver or simply drill wood screws in from the front as opposed to hidden pocket hole screws.

  • Add Handle

    Slide the dowel rod through the pre-drilled holes at the top of your caddy. You may need to use a hammer or mallet to assist.

  • Paint or Stain

    Paint or stain your tool caddy, and add a protective topcoat. I stained this one with Provincial stain and added a Spar Urethane topcoat for protection since this caddy will likely see a lot of wear and tear.