Find-Anything Hardware Drawer
Nothing has a chance to randomly accumulate in Bruce’s shop—not in apron pockets, on cabinet shelves, not even in a drawer. There is truly a place for everything, everything goes in its place, and no usable area remains empty. Even just one of his hardware drawers is a sublime example.
Hardware organization techniques:
- In this drawer, movable partitions are held in place by strips of foam weather stripping at the front and back.
- The 44-plus boxes rest on edge, labels up, for easy grabbing and stowing.
- “I key the labels in on the computer and print them out on sticky labels,” Bruce says.
- Shop for boxes at craft, tackle, office or dollar stores.
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Air Tool Station
Sealed and Stored
C-Clamp Paper Towel Rack
Muffin Tin Hardware Bin
- Use muffin tins made from heavier gauge metal.
- Drill and countersink a 1/4-in. hole in the shelf top, so the top of the screw is flush with the shelf.
- Place 1/4-in. fender washers above and below the rim of the muffin tin.
- Tighten two nuts against each other on the underside so the threads won't loosen.
On-a-Roll Pegboard Doors
- One 3/8-in. x 24-in. x 7-1/8-in. plywood piece for the sides
- One 3/8-in. x 24-in. x 4-3/4-in. plywood piece for the floor
- Two 1/2-in. x 4-1/2-in. x 4-in. plywood pieces for the ends
- Five 1/8-in. x 4-1/2-in. x 4-3/8-in. hardboard partitions
Adjustable Drawer Partitions
Saw Blade Roost
Storage Pockets for Skinny Things
Tape and Glasses Hanger
Table Saw Basket
Tabletop Chisel Storage
Flip-Through Storage Rack
PVC Pipe Clamp Rack
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