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Project by NiteWalker posted 06-30-2015 11:52 AM 13148 views 21 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the last project I made before stepping out of the shop for a while to handle some personal things.

The last time amazon put the stanley organizers on sale , I grabbed a bunch for hardware storage. The plano boxes I use now work fine, but I prefer the stanley cases as I can fit more and they have clear tops so I could see what’s inside without opening them up.

Stanley 10 Removable Bin Compartment Deep Professional Organizer
Stanley 25-Removable Compartment Professional Organizer
“Steelex 3 Gray Rubber Swivel Caster w/ Double Brake

The body is made with columbia purebond plywood. It’s good quality. The more I use it, the more I like it.
I used basic rabbets for construction. I used 1/4” plywood for the back set into grooves all around, and also used nailer strips at the top and bottom should I want to wall mount it in the future. A piece of plastic laminate on top is more durable than plain plywood and will better withstand plopping boxes full of hardware on top.

I used 1’ wide strips of 1/2” baltic birch plywood (good use of scraps) for the “runners” and spaced them so I’d be able to place shallow or deep compartment organizers wherever I needed.

It’s sized to fit under my outfeed table perfectly.

The casters used are linked above. They’re my favorite casters for shop projects and work great.

The last pic shows my old hardware storage setup.

Thanks for looking!

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.





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#1 posted 06-30-2015 12:23 PM

I so need a set up like this. My hardware is in nestle quick containers with a sample taped to the outside. Nice job and thanks for sharing!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#2 posted 06-30-2015 03:21 PM

Very nice project. I’d be lost trying to figure which bin had which hardware.

C

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#3 posted 06-30-2015 03:22 PM

Thanks. I still have to label the handles, and the bins inside.
That’s definitely going to take a while.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#4 posted 06-30-2015 03:36 PM

I so need one of these. Always appreciated the concept, its just this design is neat. Might have to build me one. (just like it, lol!)

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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#5 posted 06-30-2015 03:39 PM

It’s very handy and a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 06-30-2015 05:41 PM

now that is nice stroage.

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#7 posted 06-30-2015 06:46 PM

Very nice work! Harbor Freight has similar parts bins that are always on sale…

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#8 posted 07-01-2015 01:15 PM

Nice work.

I made one for 6 bins with miscellaneous shelves, but already want to build with more. I have two sizes, but my smaller one doesn’t have that many compartments. I need to expand already, but am fearful they will stop making these, and that would be a shame as it is nice to be able to slide them in on a cleat and not have to make a shelf for them.

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#9 posted 07-01-2015 03:12 PM

Great practical project for improving the shop.

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#10 posted 07-01-2015 04:00 PM

Thanks guys. It’s been a really useful project. Now I can fill up the shelf the hardware was on with more junk lol


Nice work.

I made one for 6 bins with miscellaneous shelves, but already want to build with more. I have two sizes, but my smaller one doesn t have that many compartments. I need to expand already, but am fearful they will stop making these, and that would be a shame as it is nice to be able to slide them in on a cleat and not have to make a shelf for them.

- PaulHWood


You should post yours up Paul. :-)
I actually have a few more of these cases and I’m planning on building another but more furniture grade as it will be in the house to keep some of my trinkets somewhat organized.
I was worried that full of screws and hardware they’d sag but this hasn’t been an issue.
I originally got the idea from a pic on one of the amazon reviews for these cases.
I was worried about them being discontinued too, but back when these were on sale, the thin 25 compartment version was out of stock everywhere for a while so I emailed stanley and they said they’re definitely not being discontinued (and that they had 5000 sitting in a warehouse) as they’re extremely popular.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#11 posted 07-01-2015 08:46 PM

Nicely done!

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#12 posted 07-02-2015 10:51 PM

Well done

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#13 posted 07-03-2015 04:09 AM

Great job.Very nice.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#14 posted 07-03-2015 05:37 AM

5000 sittin on a shelf—that’s great news!!

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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#15 posted 08-08-2015 06:54 PM

Nice project! I desperately need something like this for the back of my van.. Worn out unstacking a pile to get to the one at the bottom!

Would you be willing to share dimensions you used for this project? Distance between birch runners (vertical spacing) for instance.

thanks!
Jon

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