Overhead organizer keeps your dowels rounded up

I've tried various types of storage for dowels, but never was satisfied. Finally, I took some 4" plastic pipe left over from my dust-collection system and cut several pieces into 2"-long rings. Using 34 " sheet-metal screws, I fastened the rings to 2"-wide slats long enough to span a few ceiling joists. I screwed the boards to the joists, as shown below, spaced so that they hold dowels of 2', 3', and 4' lengths. A label on the bottom of the first ring in each rank tells me what diameter of dowel it contains.
–Austin Jelbert, Welland, Ont.

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