[Build] state of construction (storage bins)

John Magolske listmail at b79.net
Sun Jul 4 04:20:24 UTC 2010

* Ben Kochie <ben at nerp.net> [100703 19:32]:
> Do you prefer bins like the ones that are there, or fishing organizer  
> style boxes with compartments?
> Personally if we could get screws and such into an organizer setup with  
> smaller bins it would be good.  I prefer the fishing/sewing organizers  
> that have compartments on two sides and flip open.  If anyone knows a 
> good place to pick that kind of thing up I could go shopping for them.

The part bin cabinets listed below are what I'd suggest. They
all have the same external dimensions, but with different drawer
configurations. Personally, I find the 24 large-drawer and the 64
small-drawer versions are most useful. I have the combo 44-drawer
version on my desk at work, but mostly use the larger drawers and wish
I got the 24-drawer version instead. These would be nice attached to
the wall (don't stick out too far). I like the idea of settling on
one particular form factor so they can be tiled across a wall in a
modular, space-efficient, non-chaotic manner... and these seem to
have a reasonable cost/benefit ratio IMO.

>From McMaster:

Plastic c 24 Drawers,
20" W X 15-13/16" H X 6-3/8" D, Lt Gray
24 Drawers @ 4 3/8" x 2" x 5 1/4"
In stock at $29.64 Each

Plastic Small-Parts Drawer Cabinet 44 Drawers,
20" W X 15-13/16" H X 6-3/8" D, Lt Gray
32 Drawers @ 2 1/8" x 1 1/2" x 5 1/4"
12 Drawers @ 4 3/8" x 2" x 5 1/4"
In stock at $28.09 Each

Plastic Small-Parts Drawer Cabinet 64 Drawers,
20" W X 15-13/16" H X 6-3/8" D, Lt Gray
64 Drawers @ 2 1/8" x 1 1/2" x 5 1/4"
In stock at $31.19 Each

If anyone's up for it I'd be willing to go halves/thirds/fourths/etc.
on getting 2/3/4/etc of these. Maybe two 24's & one 64 to start with?

When ordering from McMaster, an order placed by 5pm typically arrives
by next business day afternoon (works better if you communicate that
we're a bus/org, personal orders can take 2 days). I guess Weds would
be the earliest we could get these if we so chose...and we'd need a
reliable receiving person & address.

The page Jim linked looks interesting too. Stackable larger bins would
be nice. The nesting bins we currently have (donated by dpc, thx)
could be a part of the solution...one thought was to mount to a wall
some sort of rail that hooks into the top rear grooves of these bins
and a ledge/shelf to support the bottoms.


John Magolske

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