Introduction: Storage Rack for Screws
In this Instructable, I will show you how to build your own storage rack for your screws and other small parts.
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Step 1: Materials
- Screws boxes.
- 18x18 mm wooden sticks. Some short and long wooden screws.
Step 2: Tools
Step 3: Prep the Boxes
Remove the box covers as we don't need them for this project.
Cut off the side edges of the boxes with the cutter.
Step 4: The Drawer Rails
Measure the length of the screw box to know how much wood you need to make the rail.
Make sure you add an extra 5-6 cm of length to it. this will make the screw box extend out a bit more so you can have access to the last row of the screw in it.
Cut 2 rails for each drawer.
Drill the drawers and screw the rails in.
Now, measure the width of the drawer, and cut 1 wooden stick and screw it onto the 2 rails you just assembled. Repeat step for all drawers.
Step 5: The Frame
This one was a bit tricky to design as the measurements rely heavily on the dimensions of the boxes and the thickness of the wood you are using.
i won't go in details here for the measurements, as I made many mistakes and had to improvise and correct many times...
One important point here, is when measuring the width, you'll need to add around 5 mm to it to ensure that the drawers will fit loosely in the rack.
Step 6: The Frame Rails
Cut 4 rails per storage box,then for the first one, measure the depth of the box to get an idea on how high to screw the first frame rail.
once that's done, screw both of them onto the frame, and here, place the first drawer, and place a marker with the pencil on the rails where you need it to stop.
After that, put 2 screws in like in the second photo.
Step 7: The First Drawer
Place the first drawer in, and install the 2 upper rails.
once that's done, pull it out until it reaches its end (the drawer), and set markers for the front stops.
This is where the extra length you added to the box rails will play its part as they will make sure the drawer will stay horizontal when fully extended.
First drawer installed.
Step 8: Repeat
Repeat step for all the other drawers.
test it out to make sure the drawers are moving smoothly.Wax the rails if you must.
Step 9: Final Step
Glue the separators if you like and fill your new awesome rack!