Storage bins for small parts

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Project by Scott posted 04-11-2016 08:19 PM 945 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these from 1/4” tongue and groove stuff from the big box store. After planing off the tongues and grooves and ripping them to width, then I dovetailed the corners and nailed on the bottoms. The dividers are just dropped in, so they can be reconfigured as needed. These can be stacked on a shelf or dropped in a drawer. They are finished with pecan stain and shellac.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#1 posted 04-11-2016 08:55 PM

Very nice – useful also – thanks for sharing

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#2 posted 04-12-2016 12:16 PM

What is the groove on the dividers for?
How were the slots in the dividers cut?

Like this project. Should be very handy.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#3 posted 04-12-2016 05:10 PM

The tongue and groove boards have grooves cut into the back of the boards, I presume to make it adhere better if you glue them to the wall for wainscoting. So there are a few grooves here and there, but they aren’t used for anything.

I primarily used hand tools so I started cutting them with a small hand saw, but switched to a very small Japanese saw with fine teeth, which made the cuts very easy with not much tear out.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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