|Project by AdrianM||posted 12-30-2014 09:24 PM||58221 views||56 times favorited||6 comments|
This is my modular mobile small parts rack designed to fit 13 Stanley 014725 25-Removable Compartment Professional Organizer and 2 Stanley 10 Removable Bin Compartment Deep Professional Organizer.
The inspiration for this was Adam Savage’s tool box video entitled “Inside Adam Savage’s Cave: The Tool Boxes”.
This cart uses simple drawers to make it very easy to find whatever you are looking for.
In fact this is a upgrade over the much more expensive Sortimo system due to the fact that you do not need to remove each organizer in order to access the bins. Simply pull out the drawer using the handle of the organizer open and retrieve your part.
The organizers are fit snugly between the front trim and the rear trim (Photo 4) – this provide a secure feeling to each drawer (nothing moves around).
Its very fast and inherently easy to organize.
Materials needed are 2 sheets of plywood (one ¾” one ½”, I used nice MDO) some scrap hardwood for trim and 4 heavy duty castors.
The Stanley bins are relatively inexpensive ($12 USD and $17 on Amazon) considering the storage value and time saved looking around.
With all organizers in place this creates 345 removable bins on 15 drawers. This is huge amount of storage in a small space.
I have decided after hours of work in this to offer it as a $5 PDF plan on my site:
If you order today I will email you the Sketchup file so you can look at it in 3D.
The PDF contains all necessary dimensions to build this item including photos of the prototype that I built.
If you are wondering I did cut this on a CNC however there is nothing particularly difficult about this plan if you can cut dados. The back is a little complicated but I have included some alternative options for the back in the plan. You could also easily cut a full back from another sheet which would decrease difficulty and reduce production time . The back is designed this way to keep the total materials to two sheets of plywood.
I am happy its finally done – I have been thinking about doing this for years.