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Workshop Storage Bins on French Cleats

If you're looking for ways to organise your workshop, make storage bins that are mounted on a French cleat hanging system.

 

Make the storage boxes with 12mm plywood and install a 22mm pine batten with French cleat system for hanging the storage boxes onto a wall. You can make a single size, or multiple sizes, and the boxes can be fitted with dividers for even more storage.

GOOD TO KNOW: Make basic workshop storage boxes - or use a router or table saw to route a slot to divide the boxes into sections with 3mm Masonite or Plywood.

YOU WILL NEED:

20 x 94mm pine - French cleat

All pieces 12mm plywood unless otherwise specified:

Small Boxes

45 x 125mm - front

90 x 101mm - back

90 x 165mm - sides

101 x 153mm - base

Medium Boxes

45 x 220mm - front

90 x 196mm - back

90 x 165mm - sides

196 x 153mm - base

Large Boxes

45 x 340mm - front

90 x 316mm - back

90 x 165mm - sides

316 x 153mm - base

Wood glue

32mm Panel pins

TOOLS:

Drill plus assorted bits

Table saw

Wall plugs and screws

Hammer

Quick clamps

Buy everything you need for this project at Builders Warehouse.

 

HERE'S HOW:

1. Measure up and mark at 45mm and then cut a 45-degree angle at the front end of the side sections.

2. Glue all the pieces together and clamp for a couple of hours. 

3. Hammer in a couple of panel pins along each edge.

 

4. Cut the battens with a French cleat for mounting onto the wall and on the back of the storage boxes. Set the blade at a 45-degree angle, with the fence for a cleat 40mm wide. Glue opposing French cleats onto the back of the boxes.

GOOD TO KNOW: After cutting the 45-degree angle, trim 3mm straight off the sharp angle to prevent any splintering along the edge.

5. Mount the battens on the wall, spacing equally 50mm apart and using a spirit level.

 

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