Stacking Cutoff Bins
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.
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- 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
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