How to make easy hardware storage bins for your French cleat system.

Keeping a clean and organized work area is definitely one of the main keys to making successful projects. If you utilize the French cleat system in your shop, these quick and easy hardware bins will keep your screws and other hardware on hand at all times. The best part is that they’re an excellent way to use up scrap plywood that we all seem to have a hard time throwing away.

These are the hardware bins we use in the shop everyday. They are all based on three inch strips of half-inch plywood and the parts and pieces look something like this:

(2) 3” x 6” pieces for the sides

(1) 3” x 5” piece for the bottom

(1) 3” x 4-5/8” piece for the back

(1) 3” x 2” piece for the front

(1) 2-3” section of your current French cleat.

These are our dimensions, but you can adjust these sizes to fit your needs based on how much you need to fit in the bins themselves. This video will show you exactly how we assemble them and put them to use.

Give it a try and let us know how well they work for you!