15 Frugal Workshop Storage Ideas
Most of these genius workshop storage ideas are likely in your home already. Click through the following 15 handy hints to find some that will work for you:
Shoe Box Touch-Up Paint Kit
C-Clamp Paper Towel Rack
Shoe Holder for Spray Product Storage
Towel Bar Storage Solution
Table Saw Basket
Safer Blade Disposal
Sealed and Stored
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PVC Pipe Clamp Rack
To make the rack, cut 2-in. lengths of PVC, and with a hacksaw or band saw, slice them lengthwise about 3/16 in. past the diameter’s center line. This creates the gripping action to firmly hold the heavy iron pipe. Drill and countersink two holes in each PVC piece, then space and screw them along a pair of 2-in.-wide boards. Attach the upper board to your shop wall and snap a pipe clamp in either end to position the lower board for screwing to the wall. Plus: 28 secret clamping tricks from woodworkers.
Rx Bottle for Storing Fasteners
Ladder Hack: Magnet Extra Hand
Store Spray Paint in a Wine Box
Bungee Cord Paper Towel Storage
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Saw Blade Roost
Using a handsaw, cut notches spaced at 3/8-in. intervals halfway through a 5/8-in. dowel. Glue the dowel in a hole drilled in a 16 x 12-in. piece of 3/4-in. plywood. Frame the sides and lower edge of the plywood with 2-in. strips of plywood and add a lower facing piece to create a basin at the bottom.
When a blade needs cleaning, remove the other blades and line the rack with tinfoil. Then mount the gunked-up blade on the dowel, spray one side with oven cleaner, and flip it over and spray the other side. Any drips go in the basin, and the sides minimize overspray. Let the cleaner work for an hour or so, then use a moistened kitchen scrub pad to scour the dissolved gunk and burned sawdust off the blade. Then throw away the foil and store your blades. Check out this genius blade storage idea from one of our readers.