Time to Complete
While our new workshop is under construction I wanted to take the time to come up with a small parts organizing solution. After receiving the Husky interlocking small parts organizers in a recent My Prospective Tool Review shipment, I knew I wanted to build a unit to house them while in the shop. I also wanted this unit to include some easily accessible storage bins for things that I use on a more regular basis like safety glasses, tape measures, pencils, etc. This was a fairly simple unit that I came up with and built from scrap plywood I had around the shop.
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Disclosure: This project was sponsored by Kreg Tool Company and DAP Products however the design and opinions are 100% my own.
- (6) Husky Small Parts Organizers
- (6) Stackable Storage Bins
- 1/4″ x 4′ x 4′ Plywood
- 3/4″ x 4′ x 4′ Plywood
- 1-1/4″ Kreg Pocket Screws (Coarse)
- Wood Glue
Note: The plywood are both half sheets. You may not be able to find this at all lumber yard which means you may need to purchase a full sheet and have them cut it in half for easier handling.
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Time needed: 1 day.
In this how-to you will see exactly how to build a small parts organizer that will house 6 Storage Bins, for easy access to regularly used items, and 6 Husky Small Parts Organizers for storing fasteners and other small parts.
- Cutting the Dados
After breaking down the plywood per the cut list, start by layout out all the 3/4″ thick parts as shown. Then, swap out the table saw blade for a blade(s) with a similar thickness to the 1/4″ plywood dividers. Then cut the dados per the diagram below.
- Install Top and Shelves
Per the diagram below, drill the pocket holes and attach the top and shelves to the side, as shown, with 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
- Attach the Other Side
Per the diagram below, use the pocket holes drilled in the last step to attach the other side with 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
- Installing the Back and Bottom
- Inserting the Dividers
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!