This project blends plenty of storage and organization in a three-piece stackable unit.
For a long time my “system” for storing short pieces of wood was simple — squirrel it away in every nook and cranny I could find. The problem with this arrangement was lack of organization. I didn’t always know what I had on hand. So to tackle this problem I built the cutoff bins pictured here. As you can see there’s plenty of storage. But just as important it works as a built-in sorting system. You can arrange cutoffs by size and species knowing at a glance exactly what you have. (Alternative designs to suit any woodworking shop are also included.) The construction is pretty straightforward. Although there are three different-size bins the joinery is identical and can be easily cut on your table saw. And the individual bins bolt together to give the entire unit more stability.
What you get:
- 6 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 20 full-color photos and illustrations
- Materials list
- Shop-tested guarantee from the editors of Woodsmith magazine
- Retail sources for project supplies