• Customer service in 4 languages
  • Many positive reviews

Tool holder for a French cleat wall

Thanks to magnets tools stay put
Author: Cristiano Mazzarini, crimakesthings.com, Italy
Online since: 28/04/2021, Number of visits: 55579
I added a magnetic tool holder to the French cleat tool wall in my workshop and use it to store my hex keys. In my opinion, this is an efficient and space-saving storage solution.
I made the practical tool holder out of fir. After cutting the wood to the desired size, I embedded the S-05-03-N magnets in the wood and secured them with glue. Each hex key is held by 3 magnets.
Next, I used wood glue and a thin wooden board to cover the magnets. I sanded this board down as much as possible so that the distance between the magnets and the hex keys wouldn’t be too big. Because: The greater the distance, the lower the force of the magnets. Since the top wooden layer was very thin because of the sanding, I decided to paint it. Now the magnetic tool holder for my French cleat wall looks quite nice. By the way, you can find additional projects on my website https://crimakesthings.com/.
My advice: Since the magnetic force decreases significantly with increasing distance to the tool, I would choose much stronger magnets next time.

Note from the supermagnete team:
Choosing the right magnets for such a project can seem quite difficult. In our FAQ section, we have gathered information you may find useful for this type of project: „Which magnets are suitable for knife racks?“. Because regardless of whether a tool or knife is to be stored with the help of magnets - the distance between the magnet and the tool/knife is absolutely crucial. A fact that is clearly illustrated on the linked FAQ page.


The entire content of this site is protected by copyright.
Copying the content or using it elsewhere is not permitted without explicit approval.