I have a habit of letting my benchtop get cluttered with tools. This pull-out rack keeps my frequently used hand tools off the benchtop but still within easy reach.
RACK OVERVIEW. The rack is a plywood box with a back made from pegboard for extra tool storage. A pair of holders inside the box accept chisels and screwdrivers. And a tray at the top corrals other items you want to keep handy.
MAKE THE RACK. After sizing the parts, cut trenches in the sides for the top, bottom and tool holders. Then cut a groove in the top, bottom and sides to accept the pegboard back. (There’s also one more groove in the bottom for a Masonite lip.) Some options for tool holders are shown above.
At this point, you can glue up the entire assembly. Also glue in filler strips at the top and bottom. These form the tray on top and give you a place to mount the drawer slides.
The rack mounts to the side of the bench with heavy-duty drawer slides, as shown above.