All-round dowel storage
Cardboard cores from carpet rolls make excellent storage tubes for round material such as dowels. You can obtain the tubes from a local carpet dealer, then cut the tubes to various lengths (try 12", 20", and 30" for starters). Glue and nail wooden discs to a plywood base and fit the tubes over the discs. Or fit the tubes between ceiling joists.
—From the WOOD® magazine shop