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Board for magnet storage

How do I store all of my strong magnets?
Author: C.H., Lichtenstein/Sachsen, Germany
Online since: 07/11/2011, Number of visits: 397099
If you frequently use different magnets, you get to the point where storage becomes an issue.
First option: Leave all magnets in the packaging that they were delivered in. That seems like a safe bet, but you don't really see the magnets when you need one and you're still determining which one would be most suitable. Also, it's almost a shame to keep magnets under wraps like that. They are beautiful after all :-)
Second option: Put all magnets on a table or shelf. But everyone who owns strong magnets knows that this is not a good idea.
Third (my) option: Make a special board to safely store your magnets!

Material needed:

  • Steel plate 600 x 300 mm, 2 mm thick
  • Felt 600 x 300 mm, 5 mm thick
  • 2 countersunk screws
Backside of the board
Backside of the board


I drilled two holes with a diameter of 5 mm into the metal plate and put a countersink in each of them. Then, I glued the felt on the side with the countersink. Now, I only had to screw two countersunk screws into the wall and hang up the plate.
Now, I can put my magnets on the felt.
The photo illustrates the mounting principle with a small piece of iron. In reality, I drilled and countersunk the big steel plate, of course.
Here are the magnets shown in the photo:
The memo holders need to be stabilised on blocks, so they won't fall off.
All magnets stick well to the 2 mm of steel and 5 mm of felt. However, you can easily remove them from the board.
Note from the supermagnete team: Of course, you can also put your magnets directly on a steel plate (without felt), but then they are less protected and harder to remove.
In our online shop, you can also find colourful magnetic boards which are great surfaces for you to attach your magnets.

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