Ice cube trays are a great way to sort small pieces or keep screws, washers, bolts, nuts, etc. separate while doing assembly work.
Want an easy rack for standing up dowels, pipes, short molding scraps, etc.? Go to the local masonry supply store and pick up a couple of flue tiles. They are heavy, very durable, make excellent weights for gluing and, of course, make a nice stand for your dowels and short scraps.
Do boards slide around when you load them in your truck or car and it’s a pain to tie them in a bundle? Get a roll of stretch film (available at the tape department of most lumberyards) and wrap the boards together. It’s great for bundling dowels, molding, and other thin pieces too!
I purchased two of these 5 drawer map cabinets. They are big! Too big for the house, which was the original destination. They are 48 inches wide and 36 inches deep. Two units stacked on top of each other makes a height of 36 inches.
I obtained this bulk lot of 20 map cabinets at a government surplus auction. I was going to keep a few and sell the rest. But, nobody was interested so I am recycling them as storage solutions for the workshop.
First thing I wanted to do was apply a wood preservative to the floor and areas susceptible to water damage. I had a 4 liter jug of Recochem Copper II Green Preservative in my garage. It was leftover from a project I did about 12 years ago, building wooden cribs and erecting highway signs. It was a full 4 liters so I couldn’t through it out. 🙂
I was called to provide a storage solution for behind the bar service at a local community center. The bartenders wanted a a easy access solution to open cans of pop while at the same time easy to clean. Dried, spilled soda pop is a sticky mess. There was also a need for a center cabinet for liquor bottles. After consulting with them for their needs here is my solution.