Plano Storage Organizer

I have a bunch of Plano 3600 storage containers that I use to organize the metric hardware (socket head screws, mostly) that I use for various projects. I got tired of having to shuffle through the containers to get to the one I needed (which was inevitably on the bottom), so I used my GF and some scrap acrylic to make a little set of shelves to hold them. This lets me remove any of the Plano containers without disturbing the others.


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Fantastic! Will make things so much easier.

I have been meaning to do this for my embossing powders.

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Very nice! I love organization!!

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I have stacks of wood in those kind of containers, and need to do something similar. Nice!

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Thanks, and it was the simplest design.

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That’s one of the best things about having a GF. Being able to make things you need right from your own home. That looks great!

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Boy that looks like some good scrap acrylic

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Yes, except for the back, which is a piece of GF Proofgrade, it is all stuff I got from the TAP Plastics scrap bin.

I wish they had a store in AZ. They all appear to be farther north in CA. If they had one in San Diego, I might take a trip and do some sightseeing too.

You solved my biggest pet peeve with organizing bins! I hate unstacking them to get to what I need- this is a great fix!

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Yes, they are great. They started in Oakland, and seem to have branched out north from there.

Those are the ones that work the best, usually. No shame in plain.

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I was thinking the same “If THAT’S scrap, I can’t imagine what your ‘regular’ stash looks like!” :joy: (Just a little jealous over here. lol)

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Awesome!! As someone who browses the aisles of The Container Store for fun, I truly appreciate this! :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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Sure, if you or someone wants the Fusion 360 CAD file, let me know. I didn’t post it because the design is so simple.

Nice! I was given some of these, but haven’t used them because they came in canvas cases that are difficult to use. These would be much better.

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You mean the Plano containers? They are nice, except that they don’t come with enough dividers to use all the compartments. I had to design a little 3D printable divider so that I could use the containers fully.

oh, the things I could do if I could only figure out that 3D printer…

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