Organizer Box Cabinet

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Project by Dan Wolfgang posted 03-18-2016 05:20 PM 173642 views 37 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an organizer box cabinet for Plano 3600-series boxes and Milwaukee jobsite and DeWalt deep organizer boxes, which will obviously live in the basement shop. This was my first project with the table saw, which was also an eye-opening experience at showing me how much I preferred working with hand tools.

Plano’s 3600 series boxes are great because they come in a variety of configurations, are readily available, inexpensive, and good quality. A few shelves fit the tall 3650 boxes. These aren’t as long as the Milwaukee and DeWalt boxes so at the back of each Plano shelf is a little scrap block of wood, and the Plano shelves also have a nice hand cutout to make pulling them out easy. (They’re obviously packed tightly and squeezing fingers in to get them out is a challenge.)

On the larger shelves are the Milwaukee and DeWalt boxes. I prefer the Milwaukee boxes. I found that I measured the DeWalt boxes incorrectly—there’s a little nub near the middle of the box that measured about 1/4” and is used to help align boxes for stacking. The clearance on the shelves is about 1/4”, so they are a tight fit.

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#1 posted 03-18-2016 11:47 PM

Nice cabinet!!
Consider it stolen!
The idea anyway.

And WELCOME to LJ’s!!!!!!

I think you’ll like it here. All kinds of great idea’s to steal and share.

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Dan Wolfgang

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#2 posted 03-19-2016 01:18 AM

Yes, as soon as I shared this on Facebook a bunch of people jumped up to say they were either stealing the idea or wanted one for themselves! Thanks for the welcome—this does seem like a great site and resource with friendly people!

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#3 posted 03-19-2016 01:40 AM

You need a Brother P-Touch label maker. ..


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#4 posted 03-19-2016 03:48 AM

yes danwolfgang you came to the right place forget that facebook bs this is where a woodworker belongs,with other WOODWORKERS man.i love newbies because your not full of preconceived ideas,your willing too listen and learn like we all did in the beginning.but ya know ive been doing this for over 45 years and im here because I want too learn and this is the best place with the best woodworkers so let me just say welcome.

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#5 posted 03-19-2016 05:25 PM

Dan, that’s a very nice organizer. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 03-25-2016 12:14 AM

Great cabinet.I have some of the Milwaukee boxes and like them also.thanks for sharing.

Welcome to lumberjocks!!!!

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#7 posted 04-05-2017 10:39 AM

Hi Dan,

Absolutely cracking project. I have been looking for the inspiration to build new racks for my new workshop and I think I have found it. Next step is to find a supply of similar size compartment boxes in the UK. Did you ever do any plans or cutting list for it?

All the best, Chris.

-- Chris, Oxfordshire, UK - Working to live, not living to work.

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#8 posted 06-19-2017 05:48 PM

Speaking of newbies….........Hello!! I am really just starting out and appreciate the talent shown on this site. You guys/ladies amaze me!

Thanks for letting me in the club


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#9 posted 04-22-2018 02:13 PM

Are there plans for this project?

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Dan Wolfgang

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#10 posted 04-23-2018 12:16 AM

Hey Goggy_UK and Kirk1961—no plans. I’m sure I made a doodle somewhere and scribbled down some dimensions, but certainly nothing formal.

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