Space-saving hardware bin storage

Lots of little drawers over cabinet with lumber below
For more woodshop helpers and organization ideas, visit the Organizers and Accessories section in the WOOD Store.

This hardware storage unit mates a system of removable plastic bins with enclosed storage cabinets, and perforated hardboard panels on each end that keep frequently used tools and accessories handy but out of the way. Although the unit shown at left measures 12' long, sizing one to fit your shop is easy.

A pair of 50 3/4"-tall cabinets with adjustable shelves flank the 120-hole hardware rack. Cubbyholes measure 4 1/4 x 6 3/4 x 12" to accommodate the size of the plastic bins used here, but adjust yours to match the bins you get. MDF or plywood works equally well for the cabinet: 3/4" for the top, bottom, shelves, doors, and sides; 1/2" for the cap; and 1/4" for the vertical dividers and the back.

Large bin with lots of slats

Lots of little drawers over cabinet with lumber below

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