A pipe dream for small-tool storage

Shelf with pipes under it to hold tools such as clamps.

After installing a shelf over my workbench, I quickly realized there was additional storage potential on the underside of the shelf. I cut several pieces of 112 "- and 1"-diameter PVC pipe to lengths equal to the depth of the shelf and fastened them in place with screws. To do this, I drilled oversized holes on one side of the pipe so that the screwhead could pass through. Then I drilled a smaller shank hole on the opposite side. As I drove the screw, the head passed through the pipe to secure it to the shelf. I use this “pipe organ” storage for small bar clamps,  dividers, squares, and other hand tools. 
—Jasper Fisher, Alton, Ill.

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