Hardware Storage

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Project by April Wilkerson posted 02-02-2014 04:34 AM 6916 views 31 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was tired of having my hardware boxes taking up space on my workbench so I did a little searching around online to see how other people were storing their screw boxes and stumbled across a picture published by Wood Magazine. I ended up modifying it just slightly and am happy with the result.

I used scrap wood that was laying around so it didn’t cost me anything and only took about an hour to put together. Instead of making a back, I used my Kreg pocket jig to make four pockets and just screwed the unit directly onto my shop wall.

I’ve posted full instructions on my blog here

-- Wilkerson

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#1 posted 02-02-2014 06:32 AM

Nice idea, I also have this problem.
Thanks for sharing this.

-- Vince

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#2 posted 02-02-2014 07:00 AM

Wow, I made something very similar to this just about a week ago! Made the sides a bit too deep, so had to rout out little reveals in the center of every shelf for my fingers to be able to get ahold of the boxes—holds 15 one-pound boxes.

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#3 posted 02-02-2014 07:15 AM

great idea, I think Ima make one

-- atta boy Clarence!

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#4 posted 02-02-2014 08:14 AM

Nice project, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#5 posted 02-02-2014 12:42 PM

Simple project that has made your life easier already. Most of us probably should do the same thing!

-- Tim Harrelson

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#6 posted 02-02-2014 02:16 PM

very cool, what a great idea, I might have to try making one

-- steve, simple and effective

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#7 posted 02-02-2014 03:54 PM

Great idea, nice use of scraps.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#8 posted 02-02-2014 05:54 PM

I like your approach to the problem. Simple and effective.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#9 posted 02-02-2014 06:57 PM

Great solution to a very common problem -

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#10 posted 02-02-2014 07:16 PM

I may be out of line but may I just say how amazing that tattoo is?

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April Wilkerson

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#11 posted 02-02-2014 07:31 PM

Thanks everyone. Yep, very simple but those are the best sort of fixes…well, in my opinion ; )

Oldsaxon: That isn’t out of line, I love it when people comment on my tattoos so thank you for admiring it. I have two birds on my other wrist so it makes a complete photo when I bring my wrists together.

-- Wilkerson

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#12 posted 02-03-2014 02:11 AM

very nice. I just restocked my screw supply today, that will come in very handy.


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#13 posted 02-03-2014 02:42 AM

I like this project. I like things I can use. I would like to take this opportunity to say watch the ring on your thumb. I am sure you just made the photo and never wear it in the shop when your are working. We all say that. It is just an easy way to lose a thumb and we need those.

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#14 posted 02-03-2014 01:16 PM

Now this is very handy! Think I may have to do something similar in my shop. Thanks for sharing!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#15 posted 02-28-2014 05:51 AM

Very cool and creative way to store hardware. I’ve been brainstorming on several ways to better organize my shop. Lol my shop is organized chaos!

The tats are really nice. I have a couple myself. An eagle with the American flag on my right shoulder and a wolf on my left.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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