Totally tubular storage rack for slim stock
Cardboard shipping tubes make great storage racks for dowels, thin cutoffs, threaded rod, bar stock, continuous hinges, and other long pieces. You can find the tubes at shipping centers or online in a variety of diameters and lengths. The ones I used measure 2" in diameter and 36" long.
Use your mitersaw for square ends and cut the tubes to a variety of lengths. Clean up the cuts by sanding lightly with 120-grit sandpaper in the direction of the paper coil.
Lay out the cut tubes in a configuration that works best for you. Fasten uncoated tubes together with wood glue. For coated tubes, use construction adhesive.
Build a rack to corral the tubes and provide a closed bottom. Mount the rack to the wall for easy access.
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