Like most people, I have trouble finding space on the workbench for all the plans, parts, and tools required for a project.

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Like most people, I have trouble finding space on the workbench for all the plans, parts, and tools required for a project. To get my plans out of the way but still keep them accessible, I hung a 48" retracting window shade from a ceiling joist. I tape the plans to the shade and, when I need them, they are only a "pull" away. The shade not only stores the plans and provides easy viewing, it preserves them from the usual wear and tear that takes place in the workshop.
—Don Loeffler, Menomonee Falls, Wis.