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6 Storage Solutions You Can Build into Any Cabinet Anchorage AK

This swing-out drill bit rack means no more peering into a dark cabinet or trying to reach over a forest of sharp bits to get the one way in back. Just swing out the block and all your drill accessories are right where you can easily and safely reach them.

The Home Depot
(907) 563-9800
515 E Tudor RD
Anchorage, AK
 
Home Depot
(907) 644-9012
1715 Abbott RD
Anchorage, AK
 
The Home Depot
(907) 276-2006
400 Rodeo Pl
Anchorage, AK
 
Alaska Industrial Hardware- Anchorage
907-561-1781
4700 Old Seward Hwy Anchorage, AK, 99503
Anchorage, AK
 
Fastenal- Anchorage
907-561-3700
601 E. International Airport Rd Anchorage, AK, 99518
Anchorage, AK
 
The Home Depot
(907)563-9800
515 E Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(907)276-2006
400 Rodeo Place
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(907)644-5646
1715 Abbott Road
Anchorage, AK
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

LOWE'S OF ANCHORAGE, AK
907 563-0391
333 EAST TUDOR ROAD ANCHORAGE, AK, 99503
Anchorage, AK
 
Lowe's
(907) 563-0391
333 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

6 Storage Solutions You Can Build into Any Cabinet

6 Storage Solutions You Can Build into Any Cabinet

by Bruce Kieffer

Sandpaper Roll Storage

I use pressure-sensitive-adhesive (PSA) sanding discs. For easy access, I like to get them out of their packages and lined up by grit. I hang my rolls of sanding discs on horizontally supported dowels so I can quickly grab the right grit without looking at the back side of a disc. 


Eye-Level Bit Storage

Lots of folks store router bits in wood blocks. I turned mine into pull-out blocks mounted at the bottom of my upper cabinets. The shelves pull out and hang at eye level while you find the bit you need. Each pull-out block slides on a pan head screw captured in a routed keyhole slot on the bottom of the block (see inset). If you want to remove the block and take your bits to where you’re working, just lift the block off the screw and go.

Rout the stopped keyhole slot in the center of each block. Drill a 1-in.-dia. x 1/2-in.-deep finger hole in the front of each pull-out block. On this cabinet, I use filler blocks to maintain clearance for the door hinges.


Easy-Adjust Drawer Dividers

I’ve tried lots of different drawer dividers over the years, but none comes close to this system. Its beauty lies in its flexibility. As my storage needs change, so can my dividers—in an instant! These dividers are friction-fit against strips of 1/4-in.-thick closed-cell foam. 

To make the foam inserts, cut pieces of 1/4-in.-thick fiberboard to fit across your drawer. Use spray adhesive to adhere 1/4-in.-thick closed-cell foam to the fiberboard. Then set the dividers into your drawer, measuring the distance you need between them. The best way to fit the dividers is to start long and slowly trim their lengths until they fit snugly. 


Swing-Out Drill Bit Rack

This swing-out drill bit rack means no more peering into a dark cabinet or trying to reach over a forest of sharp bits to get the one way in back. Just swing out the block and all your drill accessories are right where you can easily and safely reach them. 

The rack is 1-1/4 in. thick by 3 in. wide with a 17/64-in. pivot hole. The rack pivots on a 1/4-in. bolt mounted through the bottom shelf with a lock nut and washer. A rubber bumper acts as a stop. A couple of 1/8-in.-deep x 1/2-in.-wide dovetail slots are routed on the front and back edges of the rack to hold labels. 


Sandpaper Storage

Stored loose in a drawer, my sheet sandpaper curls like a potato chip, making it difficult to handle. This simple sandpaper storage tray solves the problem. The tray keeps an assortment of grits flat and ready for use. The lid is made from MDF, which is heavy enough to keep the sandpaper flat. Attach a grab knob to the center of the lid.  


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