This is a very interesting instructable. I hope shortly to be rebuilding my shed and this looks like it would be very useful in my new shed.
One of our three theatres is on the opposite side of the building making running back to the shop for that “one tool” inconvenient. As a solution we turned one of the storage closets into a mini tool room to keep a basic set of tools in. The first incarnation of tool storage was a commercially available shelf with storage bins. This was a nice shelf, but proved impractical. With an ever changing workforce (students that rotate through the shop each semester) things never got put back in the same place. It was hard to see what tools were missing without doing a full inventory at the end of each day. Many time tools from the main shop would be left in the theatre tool room and vise versa.
The solution is a tool shelf with a cubby for each tool. This approach makes it easy to see if any tools are missing with a quick visual inspection. Through the use of labels and outlines anyone, even those unfamiliar with the storage system, can put tools away properly. The final step to making sure tools get back to the proper shop is color coding. The tools that belong in the theatre tool room were painted with fluorescent green accents. This is an easy enough concept for everyone to grasp, if it is bright green, leave it in the tool room.