This shop storage system features removable bins so you can take them with you Options include a handy tote to cany several bins at once and a tape dispenser

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Storage that moves — that's the idea behind this system. Take a bin, hook it into strips mounted to the wall, or carry it right to your work site. It couldn't be easier. IJul how do those bins stay in place?

rails. The hanging system may fool you at first glance. 'Hie bins don't actually hang Irom the wall. They sit oti the rail below them. The rail above the bin simply traps the bin's back to keep it rom falling forward. To remove a bin. r-tsl lift it slightly, then pivot the bottom out (see inset photo).

bins. Aller seeing how many bins this v stem holds, your first question may be how to cut all those picccs.Thc secret is to set up an "assembly line" to cut all of the same-size parts one after another. To keep the total parts to a minimum. I lim ited myself to two bin sizes.

build to fit. In addition to the organ ized storage, another bcnelil of the Wall-Mounted Binsis that you can size it to fit the space you liave available.

accessories. 1 designed this system so I could add accessories. The first one I built was a portable carrier to hold several bins. Then by modifying the design of one of the larger bins. I added a tool bin to the carrier. (These items are on the bottom row in the main photo above.)

Another option is to convert bins for specialized uses, such as holding rolls of tape. (My tape dispenser is on the left end of the second row in the main photo). T"hc Designer's Notebook on pages 34 and 35 has more about building these accessories.

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Before making the bins, you have to determine how many oi each size you «ant'lb help you figure your needs, each " in takes about 4" oi lineal wall space and each pair of rails is 7%" from top ti> bottom. Once you know how many :1ns you'll need, a plywood blank is eur for eaeh bin.

plywood pieces. For every large bin, it takes a strip of plywood about 16" ng. and lor every small bin a strip about <¥» long (refer to the Cutting Diagram on the opposite page). Ivach -trip is ?,'■/?" wide.

I Ieres your Ursl chance to lake ad van-ugcof a machine setup to cut a number "pieces. First, set up the table saw to rip the strips to finished width. Then cut Ithem all to rough length.

Note: II you won't be using a divider a a lotlg bk. the strip for thai bin only Deeds to be ahont 13" long.

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