Paint Brush Storage Rack

I’ve got a super-simple build for you today;  this paint brush storage rack will take you a grand total of 20 minutes to build and will use up 4 pieces of scrap wood from your pile.

Cut two pieces of wood – I used 3/4″ plywood – to 7″ by 4″.

Cut two pieces of wood – again, the same or different, whatever floats your boat – to 3 1/2″ by 4″.

On one of your 7″ boards, draw a line every half inch running horizontally and vertically on the board face.

Paint brush storage rack, paint brush organization

Drill holes on every other line, alternating at each row.  Your drill holes can be larger and smaller to fit all of your paint brush collection.  If you drill every marking (or rather every other marking) this should give you space to hold 77 paint brushes.

Glue the boards together to look like this:

Paint brush storage rack, paint brush organization

and strengthen with two 1 1/2″ finishing nails on either side of the top and bottom.

That’s it – your paint brush storage rack is done!

Paint brush storage rack, paint brush organization

Change it up and create one to house pencil crayons, pencils and/or pens.  Make a larger one and store screwdrivers.

SOOOO easy!

Paint brush storage rack, paint brush organization

Have a great one!

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  1. Val March 20, 2017 at 11:18 am - Reply

    This is such a good idea, thanks!

  2. Janelle June 13, 2017 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    I just asked my 13 year old woodworking son to make this for me!! We are redo-ing our kitchen (with 4 homeschool kids) so we have lots of paint brushes, markers, pencils, etc. I am so excited to have this to organize some of my chaos in my new kitchen!! Thank you for great directions!!

  3. Gina Kuker July 17, 2018 at 7:16 am - Reply

    Great idea to handle paint brushes. My daughter wants to be a teacher, so this project would be great for her.

    • Shelly @ July 29, 2018 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      She can change it up as well for pencils, pencil crayons, markers, even scissors – the best part is it can be made from scrap wood so she won’t be out-of-pocket organizing her classroom! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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