LumberJocks

How do you store your hardware?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Designing Woodworking Projects forum

Forum topic by Rob posted 2260 days ago 856 views 1 time favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Rob 's profile

Rob

197 posts in 2269 days


2260 days ago

I want to make an organiser for nails, screws, etc.etc. I know you can buy plastic drawers but I thought I might make it out of wood instead. Has anyone here done that already and have a good design that they want to share. I did a search of the projects but found little. A picture of your work would be great if you’ve got it. Thanks.


13 replies so far

View pommy's profile

pommy

1697 posts in 2293 days


#1 posted 2260 days ago

sorry mines a bucket lol

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

View GaryK's profile

GaryK

10262 posts in 2590 days


#2 posted 2260 days ago

Some like this that tilts out and pivots at the bottom would be nice.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

View RusticElements's profile

RusticElements

167 posts in 2327 days


#3 posted 2260 days ago

I built this 8 or 9 years ago. The arms (2X2) swing out to access the jars. The jar lids are screwed to the arms with 2 screws. I used spaghetti sauce jars. If I remember right, there’s a 4X4 inside the 1/8” plywood. There are notches to allow the arms to swing as well as a vertical notch to hold a 1/2” piece of steel rod.

It’s a compact way to hold lots of different stuff.

-- Michael R. Harvey - Brewster, NY - RusticElementArt.com - SpaceAware.org - AnConn.com

View Rob 's profile

Rob

197 posts in 2269 days


#4 posted 2260 days ago

Wow Rustic,that’s pretty awesome! See I knew I’d get something interesting if I put it out there. I like how you can see everything, and that it’s sealed from dust. Also like the low cost; although I will be eating spagetti everyday for a month! Now I imagine they are not the quickest to access, but I bet you are a hand tool kind of guy if you have “Rustic” in your name! Thanks for the input!

View teenagewoodworker's profile

teenagewoodworker

2727 posts in 2370 days


#5 posted 2260 days ago

i just have a little 20 drawer thing that i got at lowes. it works fine but, i don’t have a lot of fasteners or hardware. mostly just brads and random stuff but it does work great.

View Greg3G's profile

Greg3G

815 posts in 2687 days


#6 posted 2260 days ago

I’m with Jarrod on this one. I use the time tested Coffee can method. Now I do order my screws in 1000 count lots, so I have a seperate can for the different sizes, 1 1/4” 1 1/2” etc. I have one of those rubbermaid tubs with the lid where I keep my drawer slides, must be about 40 sets in there. As for pulls and hinges, I keep them in thier original packaging and they reside in a 5 gallon bucket. But, I am building more storage so I hope to resolve this mess soon.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

View Slacker's profile

Slacker

178 posts in 2303 days


#7 posted 2260 days ago

I have organized my stuff so many times, but I’m such a lazy slob that pretty soon all my efforts at organization are wasted. I give up… I’ve been getting coffee in the really big cans.

-- Adapt, improvise, overcome

View SPalm's profile

SPalm

4759 posts in 2484 days


#8 posted 2260 days ago

This has worked for me, mainly for mechanical what-nots. It is a cabinet with drawers filled with the semi-disposable Rubbermaid containers. 6 of them fit nicely in one drawer. I can pick out container, snap a lid on it, and carry it around. They go on sale every now and then for pretty cheap, and are curiously strong. They also stack on a shelf pretty well.

Here is a pic. The drawers are pulled out for clarity.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View gator9t9's profile

gator9t9

294 posts in 2306 days


#9 posted 2259 days ago

There is always a couple ORGANIZED guys to ruin the fun ….!

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

View Rob 's profile

Rob

197 posts in 2269 days


#10 posted 2257 days ago

This is what I’ve done. It’s a 24 drawer cabinet about 12×18 in. About half of the drawers are divided because I didn’t require the whole space for some small hardware. I figure when it fills I can just make another and stack it on top or below. Much of this wood was from the damaged section at Home Depot so it didn’t cost me very much. It’s hung with a french cleat. Thanks again for all your input and ideas!
IMG_0465

IMG_0467

View GaryK's profile

GaryK

10262 posts in 2590 days


#11 posted 2257 days ago

Here’s how I store mine.

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/314

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

View fredito's profile

fredito

27 posts in 2291 days


#12 posted 2257 days ago

I use the clear tackle box dividers for the parts that I have just a few of…other then that its coffee cans and yogurt containers

View Kevin Violette's profile

Kevin Violette

230 posts in 2465 days


#13 posted 2256 days ago

I am a Kraft peanut butter jar kinda guy. I do however make sue I use specifis forms of Kraft peanut butter at times just so as to get different coloured lids.

Chunky peanut butter has a Yellow lid…..
Smooth peanut butter has a Green lid…..
Creamy peanut butter has a Red lid…...

Now I can get organized based upon colour as well.

Yes if I need a specific lid colour I will buy that kind of peanut butter that week!

-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

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

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase