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24 LITTLE FRENCH BOXES

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Project by kiefer posted 02-18-2014 02:18 AM 2455 views 10 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made 24 of these today and I think they will solve my search for screws and bolts ETC.
I found that it took a lot of my time looking for something or run to town to buy something that I found later in a bag ,waste of time .
Today I cut up twenty four of these little boxes 6”x4”x4” made from laminate flooring pallet sheets I got for free.
The parts are all tongue and groove cut with a flat top blade and glued together ,no nails just a good fit and clamp for twenty minutes .
After the glue has set I cut the top on a slant and add a little piece of pine on the top .
To hang these boxes I cut some strips at 15DEG. angle(French cleat ) same as the box sides and they hang nice and tight .
Now stuff will be easy to find and I will likely make plenty more of these indifferent sizes .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos





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#1 posted 02-18-2014 02:28 AM

Nice idea

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#2 posted 02-18-2014 02:33 AM

I’d loose the box. LOL! Good idea for the material. Looks like they might get lost against the OSB wall????

I usually look in my file boxes and have everything but the screw I want. Sometimes a five minute trip takes less than looking. I’d probably have to put a lable on each box.

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#3 posted 02-18-2014 02:35 AM

Good idea well done.

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#4 posted 02-18-2014 02:39 AM

Nothing like having a place to put all your small parts, screws bolts so you can see what you have.
I have buckets of many little odds and ends screws and parts. I have to dump everything out to see what I have each time i need something, what a pain! But your system makes more sense. I like how you made these easy to hang and take off the wall. Nice work as usual buddy.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 02-18-2014 02:47 AM

Trying to keep organized in the shop is an going challenger for me. This look like a good idea.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 02-18-2014 02:56 AM

cleaver ,i need to make these i spend to much time looking like you said ,great idea Kiefer

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#7 posted 02-18-2014 03:03 AM

This is a very cool idea…...well done…

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#8 posted 02-18-2014 03:27 AM

That is really cool. Great job buddy

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#9 posted 02-18-2014 03:32 AM

Kiefer, great idea, but I got a little too excited ….I briefly thought the label said ”24 French Foxes”. Even so, great organizational tool.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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#10 posted 02-18-2014 03:45 AM

I agree with DocSavage. Sometimes it is faster to go to the store and buy than to try and find the ones you have. At least with organization like this in front of you you have a fighting chance. Good idea and well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 02-18-2014 04:03 AM

Great idea, very nicely designed and built.

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#12 posted 02-18-2014 05:27 AM

You are on the roll these days.

That’s a cool idea for organizing screws and bolts.
I usually tape a sample of the content to the front so I have a visual as well.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#13 posted 02-18-2014 05:39 AM

24 boxes, you have a lot of persistance and drive bit it appears to be worth the effort!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#14 posted 02-18-2014 06:07 AM

I’ve used the plastic counterpart for years.
They are great organizers but these are soooo much more elegant.
Well done.

(Of course you know you could cut that clamp time waaay down with HHG) :-)

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#15 posted 02-18-2014 11:53 AM

I was given a similar wall mount system made from plastic that really doesn’t take weight very well, this gives me an idea for all the laminate flooring I have no idea what to do with in my attic.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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