Storage Boxes, With cleat system.

  • Advertise with us
Project by AJswoodshop posted 678 days ago 2427 views 6 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Storage Boxes, With cleat system.
Storage Boxes, With cleat system. No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

I really needed more storage space for all of my screws, and hardware. The boxes that come with the screws are good, but they fall apart a lot. So I built these storage boxes, and also screwed a cleat to my rail on my workbench. The cleat has a 45’ bevel, and on the back of the boxes, they also have a board with a 45’ bevel. The two bevels slide on top of each other, and the boxes can also slide on the cleat. You can also take the boxes of the cleat, and take them wherever you need them. I made six of these boxes for screws, brad nails, and other small things. The boxes are made out of 3/4’ pine, they are glued and nailed together. They are great for the shop, you always can use more storage space! Thanks for reading!


-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

19 comments so far

View Monte Pittman's profile (online now)

Monte Pittman

12898 posts in 922 days

#1 posted 678 days ago

You’re doing better all the time. Shows you’re learning with experience. The rest of us still try to do it as well. Keep up the good work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

View Hawaiilad's profile


1846 posts in 1605 days

#2 posted 678 days ago

Good thinking to set them up to taken to the job if needed….I use square gallon nut containers that have a lid…but the storage on yours is much better.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

View TimWood's profile


176 posts in 826 days

#3 posted 678 days ago

Nice idea but I think when all is said and done, you’ll prefer it to not be in front of you as you work at the bench. Good thing about cleats though….put them anywhere!

-- Tim Harrelson

View AJswoodshop's profile


1057 posts in 860 days

#4 posted 678 days ago

Yeah, when I was making these, I thought that the front of the workbench would be a bad spot for them. But you can always take them down if they get in the way.

Thanks guys,

-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

View Sailor's profile


533 posts in 1849 days

#5 posted 678 days ago

I like that idea. I have thought about doing something similar and having a mobile cart rolling around the shop with cleats all over it where you can hang whatever you need close at hand. Clamps, Hardware, Small Shelf for a gun or drill, plenty of things you could use it for.

Great job!

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page

View Tyler's profile


104 posts in 849 days

#6 posted 678 days ago

That’s a very cool idea. It would be nice to cover a wall with rails and have about 50 boxes to use… maybe my next project? haha. Great job… Thanks for sharing!

-- Tyler- Montandon, PA ------ "It aint broke, it just needs fixed!"

View Kookaburra's profile


745 posts in 808 days

#7 posted 678 days ago

Tyler – that is just what I thought too. Set up a wall or a portion of a wall with french cleats and make a few dozen of these boxes. Put various fasteners in them, plus set some up with all the stuff you need to do a little job – wood filler for some of us, or tool lubricants, or your shop first aid kit, or bench cookies, or tiny clamps or discs for your ROS, or . . or . . or . . .lots and lots of things. You could put slots or dividers in some of them and label them on the outside with just what is in there. Maybe even NON WOODWORKING things!

I would probably use 1/2” poplar and rabbet the joints to give a smoother profile, but this is a fabulous organization idea which I intend to steal.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

View AJswoodshop's profile


1057 posts in 860 days

#8 posted 677 days ago


I have a rolling cart that has my Miter Saw mounted on it. I plan to put cleats all over it soon, If you put dozens of these storage boxes on the wall, that’s great storage!


-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

View a1Jim's profile


111999 posts in 2161 days

#9 posted 677 days ago

Your just full of great project ideas AJ good job.

-- Custom furniture

View AJswoodshop's profile


1057 posts in 860 days

#10 posted 677 days ago

Thanks, I try to put a lot of extra storage in the shop, you can always use more storage space!


-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

View AJswoodshop's profile


1057 posts in 860 days

#11 posted 677 days ago

You can also hang anything on this cleat, that has the matching bevel. My router bits can hang from this cleat too!

Thanks for all of the great comments,

-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

View FlawlessCowboy's profile


14 posts in 1116 days

#12 posted 677 days ago

I use a cleat system for hanging tools. Making boxes to put screws in never crossed my mind! Outstanding idea.

View Phoenix66's profile


16 posts in 679 days

#13 posted 676 days ago

This is really weird. Never seen anything like it. Why didn’t you use dovetails on the boxes? That’s the best way to make a box.

-- Why am I wearing a respirator? Because Sawdust is DANGEROUS!

View woodshaver's profile


2717 posts in 1937 days

#14 posted 676 days ago

You sure are a busy young man. And you have some great ideas! Nice job!
Keep up the good work and always work with safety in mind!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

View AJswoodshop's profile


1057 posts in 860 days

#15 posted 676 days ago


Phoenix-It would be hard to cut dovetails on these boxes, dovetails are good for boxes thou.

Thanks for asking,

-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

showing 1 through 15 of 19 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase