Print a set of these jigs for each storage cube. Fix them in place in the back of the cube using double-sided mounting tape (I use Scotch Extremely Strong - 30lb/13.6kg) Then place Storage cube bin in cubby and voila, it's nearly perfectly centered every time!
Other Stuff You'll need:
- Double-sided Mounting Tape (I use Scotch Extremely Strong rated at 30lb/13.6kg, HomeDepot, you can also find it at Amazon.com. See picture, above, of tape/brand i used )
This Project came from a simple need. I work on many projects (EE, Mechanical, S/W, Amateur Radio, etc.) and i need space to store projects in-progress.
I decided on using the "Better Homes and Gardens 12 Cube Storage Organizer" with "Household Essentials Open Fabric Storage Cube Bins" all of which are available from Walmart.
These bins are undersized relatively to the storage locations and therefor can always look askew. (see first pic.) So rather than routinely adjusting them so they look nice, i created these jigs so they always look nice. (See last pic. - not perfect -after all, they're cloth- but much better!)
Hey, I'm a guy, i'm barely putting things away and i have a 3d Printer. So, of course i made this! so now i don't have to adjust the bins as they now always look nicely positioned! ;-)
If you find these at all useful please let me know!
See also, my
Cube Storage Labelling.
Nothing too important here. I took measurements of cube space and container. Then planned for container to be centered front to back and side to side. I then simply made a Jig that would cause the container to end up in this position.
On a later draft i added an area for placing double sided mounting tape so the Jig would stay in place during repeated use. Also you'll see that there's a hook at the back so these jigs can be perfectly aligned every time!
To create these parts
I used Shapr3d on and iPad Pro using the pencil for drawing in 2D and then extruding to 3D. Saved the .stl from the iPad to my mac. Uploaded the .stl into PrusaControl, selected PET and used default settings. It generated the .gode which i uploaded to my printer for printing.
Screenshot from Shapr3D on iPad Pro
Place tape on both brackets
The tape pad on each bracket has room for a 2" by 3/4" strip of tape. Cut and place 2" by 3/4" tape on each bracket tape area:
- As you unroll the tape there is red plastic on one side. Unroll it and cut 2" lengths.
- Then cut 1/4" off one of the long edges.
- Place the sticky side on the bottom of the bracket aligning the edge so it does not stick out where the cube would be sliding.
- remove remaining red plastic from tape
Brackets upside down, one with tape on it. Red protective plastic still in place.
Place both brackets to back of cube
Carefully identify the brackets (which is left and which is right.)
- With tape-side down the bracket with the back hook facing right goes on the right side and the one with hook facing left goes on the lest side.
Be careful here, this tape really sticks! You don't want to stick it down in the wrong place. If you do it's a bit of effort to get it up and you'll likely want to remove the tape, cut another piece and start over.
So i slide the hook behind the vertical, slide the bracket against the wall, keeping hook in place, then lastly, slide the bracket down until flat and then press down the tape pad with a bit of extra force.
The blue indicates the location of the walls, annotations show the various features / things to know.