Here's one low-down storage solution

After many good years of use, I finally decided to replace the crude shop cabinets I built when I first got started in woodworking. One of my goals for the new cabinets was to squeeze every last bit of storage space out of them.

While pondering the design of the cabinets, I realized that their bases would be the perfect place to keep the tool manuals, reference books, magazine articles, and project plans that I'd accumulated. The result is the toe-kick drawer shown above. You can make your own wheels; use bed-box rollers (part no. 71597, from Rockler, 800/279-4441 or; or just let the drawer slide on the shop floor.

You may be able to use this tip even if you're not building your own cabinets. On many commercially made base cabinets, the toe-kick panel is just stapled to the case and simple to remove.
—Gary Cawn, Buffalo Grove, Ill.

If you like this project, please check out the hundreds of shop-proven paper and downloadable woodworking project plans in the WOOD Store.