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Project by KMT posted 05-27-2011 07:51 PM 94134 views 90 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this in a smaller version in a woodshop website somewhere else. So, if it is yours, Thanks for the idea! I thought I would share it with Lumberjocks.
It has turned out to be very convenient and I have built several for friends and family. I really like the fact that the containers are all covered, dust proof and I can pull them out and take them to where I am using them.
I used 3/4 MDF and dadoed slots in for the containers to slide on. I bought the containers from Walmart in bulk packages, and have enough extras put away that I will be able to expand the storage in the future as required. The cost of this unit including containers is about $25.00

-- - Martin

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#1 posted 05-27-2011 07:55 PM

I saw something similar to this & really liked it – thinking about making something similar. The thing I’ve always wondered about is how much weight the plastic containers will hold before they start to flex & fall out. Have you had any issues with that?

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#2 posted 05-27-2011 08:07 PM

Awesome! what Walmart containers exactly? Link me! haha Did you put a back on this or do you use the wall for the backing?

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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#3 posted 05-27-2011 09:42 PM

Nice idea, I still have the peanut butter jars nailed to the ceiling.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 05-27-2011 11:31 PM

jerkylips; So far I have had no problems with the containers flexing and falling out. You have to be sure that they fit in the slots, side to side fairly snugly. If you notice in the photos, there is one container that I pulled out partially. It is quite full with drawer hardware and weighs about 2 1/2 lbs. You could use heavier duty containers if it was a concern.
zindel; Sorry no link for these, use any type you choose. Yes I used 1/4” hardboard on the back.

-- - Martin

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#5 posted 05-28-2011 12:51 PM

niice organiser :-)
thank´s for sharing … but it will be hard to beat that price :-(
alone the Mdf wuold cost over 40 $ here and I don´t even dare to think of the containers price


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#6 posted 05-28-2011 01:49 PM

I made one of these, I used MDF in the dadoes instead of supporting the trays by their lids. I just love using Dollar Store plastic containers for storage projects! The color coding is a neat idea too!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#7 posted 05-28-2011 03:12 PM

I absolutely love this! I am straight up borrowing this idea. Thanks for sharing!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 05-28-2011 03:30 PM

Great idea, very useful!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 05-28-2011 03:45 PM

This is a great idea, and very useful. I could use this in my shop to help with my clutter…

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 05-28-2011 04:24 PM

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#11 posted 05-28-2011 04:56 PM

I’m really happy that I could share this idea and that others will use it! Thats what I like about Lumberjocks.

-- - Martin

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#12 posted 05-30-2011 10:40 PM

This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#13 posted 05-30-2011 11:20 PM

Cheep, Cheerful ,and Colourful, looks like a great storage solution to me.Looks quite the part in the shop don’t you think ? A sight to behold and an inspiration to newcomers also . Alistair P S And remember if it aint boke I can break it LOL .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#14 posted 03-14-2012 12:21 PM

you can’t beat the cost o this project for sure. And, wow, the storage. Very simple, very practical. fantastic!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#15 posted 03-29-2012 01:14 AM

Dude, that’s SERIOUS organization and beautifully executed!

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