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Workshop Storage

Maximize your workshop storage with these clever tips and ideas.

  1. Small Workshop Storage Solutions

    You don’t need a gigantic workshop to produce beautiful woodworking projects. You just need to use your existing space wisely. In this article, we’ll show how to squeeze the most space from a tiny shop. We’ll give you tips for storing tools and materials so they’re out of your way, organizing your shop so there’s more room to work, and building storage units that keep items off the floor so you’re not tripping over them. We’ll also show you how to build a dedicated shelf for your air compressor, fold-up worktables, ceiling drawers, pegboard shelving, overhead storage, a small fold-away table for a grinder and stackable stools that make great work surfaces.

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  1. Hardware Bins Made from Muffin Tins

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    This inexpensive workshop storage solution is perfect for fasteners, electrical parts and small, miscellaneous doodads, and it takes up almost no space.

  2. Workshop Organization Tips

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    5 projects for a better shop—adjustable sawhorses, a super-handy tool rack, a workbench with storage space, a miter saw stand and a silencer for your shop vacuum. They're all low cost, can be built in a day and are essential for the small shop.

  3. Hardware Storage: DIY Tips and Hints

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    It's the little things that make us happy, right? Not when those little things are screws, nuts, bolts and other pieces of hardware that get stuck in a drawer somewhere never to be found again. We've come up with a great collection of tips for how to store hardware so you can actually find what you ...

  4. Clever Tool Storage: Drill Bits and Other Pointy Tools

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    Organize and store all those small shop tools and accessories that clutter your workbench in a chunk of foam insulation. It'll hold drill bits, router bits, screwdriver bits and a host of other little things and keep them close at hand.

  5. Storage: How to Store Clamps

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    Your workshop can easily turn into the clutter capital of your home. And clamps of every description are easy to lose and hard to find, especially when you're right in the middle of a project! Never again, thanks to this great collection of clever storage tips for your pipe clamps, bar clamps, pony ...

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