Making A Small Parts Storage Rack for Stanley SortMasters

It’s time to make a storage rack for my Stanley SortMaster boxes. This will make small parts storage much better in my workshop. The rack is really simple to construct and very robust.

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Making a Rack for Small Parts Storage with Stanley SortMasters
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Making a Rack for Small Parts Storage

For this project I used 18mm softwood plywood. I had a batch of ply left over from another project that had a really nice paint-grade finish. I used my biscuit jointer to cut slots all the way around the back of the unit. I then glued it all together using Titebond II wood glue. After carefully aligning everything I used my brad nailer to hold everything in position while the glue dried.

Metal Support Rails

I used some 23.5mm x 23.5mm x 1m galvanised steel equal sided angle strips for the rails. I cut these to size using my Evolution R210CMS mitre saw. I made a small MDF template box to use as a temporary spacer while screwing the angle strips in position.

Finishing Touches

Finally I applied a small round-over using my palm router to the whole front edge, just to get it looking a bit fancy. The full unit weighs over 50kg so it’s pretty heavy. It’s held on the wall with 6 x 10ga Quicksilver wood screws. Absolutely solid and works brilliantly!

Andy Mac