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Screw Organizer Box with Lots of Box Jointed Tiny Boxes

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Project by DarbinOrvar posted 08-14-2015 10:49 PM 5039 views 11 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to get rid of my plastic cases that were storing all my screws and nails. So I decided to build a large box with cubbie holes, and then lots of little boxes to fit inside. I used my box joint jig that I built for the table saw, however you could use any method to construct the boxes.

I used simple pine for all the boxes. For the large box, I made 1/2 inch box joints, and for the tiny boxes I made 1/8 inch box joints. All together I made 36 tiny boxes to fit all my screws and nails!

I decided to attach a French cleat to the backside of the big box, so it’s nice and secure to the wall.

I made a video that goes over building the large box, the small boxes, as well as a French cleat storage system on the wall to mount it to.


View on YouTube

-- http://youtube.com/darbinorvar





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Gary

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#1 posted 08-14-2015 11:35 PM

I’ve been putting off a project like this for a long time.
Nicely done.

-- Gary, Florida

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#2 posted 08-14-2015 11:46 PM

Great storage! I like wood bin storage over plastic anytime

-- Greg Simon

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#3 posted 08-15-2015 12:32 AM

That is really cool. Great job

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#4 posted 08-15-2015 05:11 AM

Darbin, this is a nice job and a lot of work and patience making the box joints. 36 boxes is a whole lot of box joints. Good for you. This looks great and adds ambiance to your shop.

I would suggest that you consider hot gluing a sample bolt or nut from the contents of each drawer onto the front of each drawer. That way you can find what you want at a glance without pulling out unwanted drawers. Hot glue is not so permanent that you can’t change the sample later by peeling it off and adding another sample if you change the drawer’s contents. After I did that on a similar project it saved me a good bit of searching time. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 08-15-2015 11:35 AM

Real nice strorage solution, Linn!! A lot of work but looks so good when it it completed!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 08-15-2015 12:34 PM

Awesome project & great video. Another project on my “to-do” list.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 08-15-2015 12:52 PM

This is a great project for the shop and it will be a wonderful shop organizer. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 08-15-2015 01:51 PM

Very nice! As already noted, this took a lot of patience.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 08-15-2015 01:52 PM

I would be doing this on a big scale if I hadn’t come across large medicine carts tossed by our local hospital. I did do this on a small scale for my SIL to get him started “down the path”. I have done boxguys suggestion about hot gluing samples on the front of the drawer. Works really well. Since my drawers are heavy duty plastic (with micro tapered dovetailed dividers!) I have to use quite a bit of glue and I’ve found that a bead full length on the underside of a heated sample is the most durable for me. I’ve rescued a total of 10 carts so I have more hardware storage than some hardware stores! Neat tidy and portable. If nothing else you get the highest quality locking casters money can buy complete with zerks. Get to know the maintenance guys at your local facility and you might get some too!

Really nice work, Linn. I wish my shop was so well lighted.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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#10 posted 08-15-2015 10:14 PM

Very nice and a great video.

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#11 posted 08-16-2015 03:13 AM

Love it, been meaning to do something similar for some time, been saving up specific scraps just for it.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#12 posted 08-16-2015 06:21 AM

Thank you! I know, it’s one of those projects that’s really nice once you’ve done it, but might seem rather large at first.


I ve been putting off a project like this for a long time.
Nicely done.

- Gary


-- http://youtube.com/darbinorvar

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DarbinOrvar

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#13 posted 08-16-2015 06:21 AM

I agree!


Great storage! I like wood bin storage over plastic anytime

- gsimon


-- http://youtube.com/darbinorvar

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#14 posted 08-16-2015 06:21 AM

Thank you!


That is really cool. Great job

- hoss12992


-- http://youtube.com/darbinorvar

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DarbinOrvar

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#15 posted 08-16-2015 06:22 AM

Thank you! Actually I was planning on doing that first, but then once I put all the screws and nails in the boxes I realized that I’m looking down at them and I can see very well what’s inside of each. However I really like the concept.

Darbin, this is a nice job and a lot of work and patience making the box joints. 36 boxes is a whole lot of box joints. Good for you. This looks great and adds ambiance to your shop.

I would suggest that you consider hot gluing a sample bolt or nut from the contents of each drawer onto the front of each drawer. That way you can find what you want at a glance without pulling out unwanted drawers. Hot glue is not so permanent that you can t change the sample later by peeling it off and adding another sample if you change the drawer s contents. After I did that on a similar project it saved me a good bit of searching time. Keep boxing and keep posting.

- Boxguy


-- http://youtube.com/darbinorvar

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