Hey I have the same planer and am looking in to a cheep way do get adequate dust collection from it. What do you think of the drunken woodworking perch at make something. Looks like the bag is running about $40 on Amazon.
Because I'm a renter I've never gone in for hanging up my tools or any kind of shelving/cabinetry. What I've been using is a mobile cart. Mine is a typical hotel "maid's cart" but any wheeled cart would do. While I have gone that route out of necessity, I think when I move into my own space I will continue with the cart. I will hang the seldom used tools and clamps in or on some kind of storage, but the oft-used hand tools will stay on the cart.
The upside is I can move it around as needed, and also I'm not spending any time making shop cabinets.
The downside is that things get cluttered at times. I have to do a "spring clean-up" on the cart every once in a while or items start to pile up and I end up having to dig around to pull out a marking gauge or a rasp or something.
Our house is sided with rough sawn board and batten, probably cedar, and will occasionally catch our two cats using it as a scratching post lol.
They do the same with the 2x4's that serve as our newel posts at the bottom of the stairs to the basement. I will be wrapping them in sisal rope when I get some time but other than that, I love em both, sounds like a cool project and you'll have to keep us updated.
So....I guess I was the only one that had to buy the subscription to access all the archives online? It cost about 80 bucks. My online membership only let go back and view a year or two's worth of content.