Organize hardware with coffee cans

Because shop space is nearly always limited and there are so many different types and sizes of nails and screws, the space-saving, low-cost hardware organizer, shown above, has been a real advantage in my shop. It lets me see at a glance what's in each can.

My unit uses 26-oz. coffee cans, but the idea can be adapted to other sizes. The frame provides space behind the unit so blown sawdust and dropped hardware end up on the floor where they can be picked up easily. You can leave the can lids on or off, depending on how much sawdust sprays near the organizer and how fast you need to access the cans' contents.
–Larry Flick, Montrose, Colo.

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