Storage System For Nuts And Bolts
Mark Snider, Cle Elum, Wash.: "My storage system for nuts and bolts was simple to make from scrap wood and old oil jugs. There are 72 separate compartments, each with a slide-out jug (cut down as shown at left in photo). Each compartment is 8 1/2 in. deep and 7 in. high. There are 1/8-in. saw cuts every 5 in. Pieces of 1/8-in. plywood are inserted into the cuts for vertical dividers. Narrow 1 1/2 by 3/4-in. strips of wood nail to the front of each shelf as stiffeners and to keep the jugs from sliding out too far. The wood strips are nailed to each shelf, positioned so they're even with the shelf above and extend down into the compartment below. When you pull the jug out it hits the stop, but you can tip it up to take it out."
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