Maker ingenuity extends pretty far in all directions and interests. Many makers would agree that the garage or workshop is one of the biggest hubs of those activities. Here are 6 projects to improve your workshop and storage.

Japanese Toolbox



Where better to start with your storage projects than an incredibly elegant box. this Japanese Toolbox has a clever lid mechanism that is useful and fairly simple to build.



Tardis Tool Shed


Any Doctor Who fan would love to have a Tardis of their own. Decorating a storage shed to look like the Tardis is an easy way to achieve this. Alternatively, you could build a custom storage shed for your garden tools and make it look much more like the original. Unfortunately, this Tardis is not bigger on the inside.


CNC’d Shed


For those who want a little more space, and maybe a little more power tools, a giant CNC’d shed might be the perfect answer! Assembling this thing is a breeze compared to building your normal framework, but you’re going to need a 5’x10′ CNC mill to get started.


Zombie Preparation


Sure, garden tools are great for gardening – but that’s not as fun as zombie preparation. You’ve got to hang your rakes, shovels, and other implements for fighting off zombies somewhere. Why not put them on easy to access hooks under a clearly marked “In Case Of Zombies” sign. You never know when the zombie apocalypse will begin and you should always be prepared, for zombies or yard work.

This project is very simple to complete and shouldn’t take more than an hour or two. A little paint, some hooks and a few garden tools is all it takes to complete your zombie preparation station.


Smartphone Garage Door Opener

It seems there’s an app for just about everything, except the garage door – until now. There are two well documented ways to transform your phone into a garage door opener. First, you could use some X10 gear and an app to get the job done. Alternatively, there’s always the Raspberry Pi and a little hacking. Whichever way you choose to get your phone setup to open your garage door, this can be a very useful app. The next time you go out for a run or take the dog for a walk, you won’t need your keys. Just grab your phone and go.


Hide Your Garage Door Opener In Plain Sight



This quick and easy project not only conceals your garage door opener, a common target for thieves, but makes you feel like a secret agent! When you want the door open, act casual, and pull your cup out of the cup holder so that you can activate the big button. Doesn’t that sound awesome? We thought so. ¬†Go ahead and make one, you know you want to.