Organize your batteries by building a drop down battery dispenser

Batteries! It seems that half the things in the average home need a battery! Remotes, flashlights, cameras, smoke alarms and the mouse in your hand right now 🙂 How do you store your batteries? If you answered ‘in a drawer’, then this DIY storage project might interest you!

DIY Drop Down Battery Dispenser

There are many battery organizers available in stores and online, but this homemade battery dispenser is another great option that you can make using a few timber off-cuts!

DIY Drop Down Battery Dispenser

This drop down battery dispenser is one of the better ways of organizing your supply as it uses the first in first out method. With this system you can make sure you get the oldest, unused battery (the ones nearing expiry) in your stock first without rummaging. Plus, you can easily see which type of batteries need replenishing. It’s certainly a lot simpler and more efficient than batteries all jumbled together in a drawer.

Depending on how much batteries you need to keep at home, you can make your own battery dispenser a little taller or shorter than what is indicated in the plan provided below.

This DIY drop down battery organizer can really come in handy for people who frequently use battery-operated tools and equipment like DIY-ers or photographers!

Do you know anyone who needs this battery dispenser? Why not make one as a gift for them? 🙂

Learn how by viewing the plan and watching the video below!

You’ll need these materials:

  • 1/2″ thick Wood
  • 1/4″ thick Hardboard / Plywood
  • Clear Acrylic Sheet
  • Wood Screw
  • Wood Glue

And these tools:

  • Table Saw
  • Wood Clamps
  • Hole Saw
  • Drill
  • Ruler and Marker

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You can watch the step-by-step tutorial from Fun With Woodworking here:

 

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