Organizer Organizer

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Project by sras posted 05-11-2020 03:17 PM 1486 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my version of a storage bin cabinet. I went with a wall hanging version as floor space is limited in my shop.

I used Harbor Freight storage cases to organize my small parts. The cabinet organizes my organizers.

A build blog is located here .

The construction is cabinet grade plywood trimmed in cherry.

The shelves are set back in the center to allow easier access to the handles.

Doors are cherry plywood mounted on piano hinges.

The cabinet is mounted with a french cleat.

This was a significant upgrade to the shop. All my small parts are in one place and up on the wall instead of on my benches!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#1 posted 05-11-2020 03:34 PM


-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#2 posted 05-11-2020 03:50 PM

Nice! But now you have to label the organizers to find what you’re looking for.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 05-11-2020 03:56 PM

Very nice something I need to do.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 05-11-2020 04:00 PM

Well done. Liked the blog. Thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 05-11-2020 04:05 PM

Awesome build, Steve!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 05-11-2020 04:23 PM

Thanks everyone!

Brandon – You are so right!! I finished this almost 5 years ago and still haven’t labeled the organizers. I have them mostly memorized, but about half the time I pull out the wrong one.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 05-11-2020 05:42 PM

That is a great idea

-- Petey

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#8 posted 05-11-2020 05:45 PM

Excellent Steve! I need to do one of these for sure :-)) I probably never will but I definitely should ;-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#9 posted 05-11-2020 08:03 PM


Ken – it’s one of those projecnever get done until i tell myself “screw the priorities – I need thiis”

Otherwise there’s always something more important to do…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 05-11-2020 09:32 PM

Excellent shop project Steve!

The only thing I’d fret over is running out of organizer storage, buying one more, then not having a place to put it 8^)

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#11 posted 05-11-2020 09:53 PM

splintergroup – that has crossed my mind. I have a couple ways out of that.

I have electrical connectors in the top case. Not really woodworking related and I could relocate it to the garage.

I have sprinkler system parts in the next one down. Same story.

I need even more space I’ll set a case on top. After that it’s time for another cabinet!!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 05-11-2020 11:54 PM

i need to build one of these for my HF organizers but no wall space GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#13 posted 05-11-2020 11:56 PM

Thanks Tony!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#14 posted 05-12-2020 02:36 AM

Nice, Steve! I’ll probably build an apothecary style cabinet with a kajillion little drawers for my storage needs, so we can have contests to see who can forget what’s in which drawer most often!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#15 posted 05-12-2020 07:51 AM

Hey we have all done the parts cases shuffle before replicating what you have done here.
A very neat and well executed project.
Brandon has a very good suggestion too.
That will provide a spot for everything and discourage bicycles being parked in the workshop next time too!!

-- Regards Rob

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