The next task in my basement project was to clean up our tool bench. Here is a picture of its cluttered state before I got started:
It is a decent tool bench and serves our purposes. Unfortunately, the workspace had become quite the dumping ground for whatever we thought belonged in the basement but didn’t yet have a permanent storage solution. After a couple hours of attention, the clutter was removed. All that remains are the tools that we use for guitar and furniture making and basic home improvements.
In addition to the great peg board for the most-accessed tools at the back of the bench, I also put to use a set of four plastic storage bins from Ikea (which I can’t seem to locate on their website, but Container Store appears to carry similar ones):
These bins will keep errant screws, nails, and other small materials from running rampant on the workspace. A significant improvement to our tool bench.
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