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IKEA Hack: Magnetic Shelf

As my (Steph) collection of nails, screws, and extra parts expand, I realized it was time for some new organization. I've been storing these items in a plastic compartment storage container, but it’s getting cumbersome to use and I want to be able to see everything clearly and easily.
I found a few different ideas online and decided to combine a few. My goal was to use what I have and not to have to buy a lot of extra materials. Check out the video before to see how I added a shelf with some magnetic storage to my garage!
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- Plastic containers (there were bought onsale at Target- the taller is a almond butter container)
- IKEA magnetic knife rack (Ikea)
- Scrap wood board
- Brackets (we had spare in our stash)
- Large metal, steel, washers (Home Depot)
- E6000 (Amazon)
We bought some plastic containers on sale at Target a few months ago. My nephew, Tyler, decorated one and added some Legos to it. I decided the jars would be great for screws and nails. I glued washers to top of each of them with E6000.
We found some metal brackets in our stash to attach the board to the wall. Then we found screws to attach the brackets to the shelf and to the wall.
We cut the scrap board to the size we needed then attached the brackets so that they would be placed on a stud when on the wall.
We attached the IKEA racks to the wood then we attached the brackets to studs in the wall and put the containers in place.
We love how this shelf turned out! It looks like it was always meant to be placed there.
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Ask the creator about this project

  • Denise Hardy
    Denise Hardy Spain
    on May 16, 2017

     Great storage and oh how so nice you can actually see everything at a glance - well done.

  • Brenn633
    on May 16, 2017

    I love this idea. You doubled your storage space & used what you had on hand. I have many baby food jars. I'm going to suggest this organization process to my husban. Thanks for the idea

  • Andrea Sokash
    Andrea Sokash Wilkes Barre, PA
    on May 16, 2017

    My father did this years back using baby food jars! They has metal lids so he could skip the step with washers.

    • Yofrendonna
      Yofrendonna Newport, MI
      on May 16, 2017

      That's what I do too, Andrea! Also Home Depot and Lowe's have a magnetic bar for those people who support American companies.

  • Julie M.
    Julie M. Las Vegas, NV
    on May 16, 2017

    Love storage ideas like yours! Great job!

  • Stephensgail
    on May 16, 2017

    I love your mother daughter team and your organization in your shop/garage? I wish I had a partner in crime like you 2 have.

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