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6 Storage Solutions You Can Build into Any Cabinet Aztec NM

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
(505)327-0710
3560 E Main Street
Farmington, NM
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

Kmart 7035 / Cross Merch
(505) 327-3352
3000 E Main St
Farmington, NM
Store Hours
Miscellaneous
Store Type
Miscellaneous
Hours
Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
Store Features
Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

Animas Vly Mall
(505) 324-3200
4601 E Main St
Farmington, NM
Store Hours
Sears Stores
Store Type
Sears Stores
Hours
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-21
Sun:12-18
Store Features
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-21
Sun:12-18

Lowe's
(505) 599-0200
5451 East Pinon Hills Boulevard
Farmington, NM
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Big R Of Farmington
(505) 326-7711
908 East Main St
Farmington, NM
 
Bloomfield Ace Hardware
(505) 632-8620
1947 W Broadway
Bloomfield, NM
 
Ace Hdw of Farmington
(505) 327-3491
3030 E Main St Ste F, across from Hastings
Farmington, NM
 
LOWE'S OF FARMINGTON, NM
505 599-0200
5451 EAST PINON HILLS BLVD. FARMINGTON, NM, 87402
Farmington, NM
 
Doghouse Manufacturing And Sup
(505) 325-4110
1201 Dowel Road
Farmington, NM
 
The Home Depot
(505)833-9990
2820 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

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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