I wanted a die storage system. Ken was making me one like the Totally Tiffany System because it was $109 on their website. He didn’t get it finished. Actually all he was able to do was get the wood.
Well now I had these sheets of wood and nothing to do with them. I am terrified of the table saw and I need my fingers. So I was brainstorming the other day and thought “Why not make a die storage wall?”
So I thought about it and figured that I could put strip magnets on it or sheet magnets. As you can see I used both. I researched and found you could buy large sheet (2 ft X 3 ft or bigger) but it was very expensive.
Things to Consider
- Magnets come in 2 different widths 1/2 inch and inch (at Walmart). Both work fine but the thicker holds better.
- I had to buy the sheet magnets at Hobby Lobby. They were $6.99 for three 8 X 10 sheets.
- Be careful. You want the magnets in the material not a material that magnets will stick to. Some places aren’t clear online which way they work.
- Test your magnets first. I took a die with me to the store and made sure it was strong enough to hold.
Attaching the magnets to the Die Storage Wall
First I painted them blue because that went with the rest of the room. They were origionally brown and I didn’t like that.
The magnetic tape has lousy adhesive. I used tape glue to sorta tack it on first. Then I attached the ends better with a glue gun. That is holding up very well. The sheet magnets are staying up with just the tape glue.
Once you have the magnets secure, don’t do what I did. Don’t put the dies on and then try to hang the boards. The magnets may hold them but not that tight. Hang them first. I was picking up dies for an hour. I still am not positive I found them all.
Hang the boards with screws or nails or whatever works for you but you don’t want them to move.
Then you can put the dies o
I loved it so much that I made a second one. Yes I have that many dies. And actually I need another die storage wall.