If screws come in good boxes, why toss those containers? Store them instead.
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The 1-lb boxes that many fasteners come in are almost always the same size, regardless of the number or size of the fasteners they contain. This makes them easy-to-use, serviceable, prelabeled storage containers. This simple shelf unit holds the boxes for easy access.

It consists of three main components—a back and two sides of 34 " stock with 1/4"-deep saw kerfs at 2" intervals. Once you attach the two sides to the back with screws, just slide in some 1/8" hardboard shelves to accommodate the boxes. Most common fastener boxes measure 134 x312 x412 ", so the dimensions shown in the drawing at right should be fine. But adjust your shelf unit as needed.

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