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TM reader and photo pool member Simon posted this picture of his shop, showing all Toolmongers that pegboard isn’t just for hanging tools.  His bin-based storage system looks neat and tidy — and portable, as you can take a bin of fasteners (or whatever) over to where you’re working.

We’ll say this much, Simon: our storage area isn’t nearly as organized.

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6 Responses to Simon Shows Us His, Now It’s Your Turn

  1. Chris Byrne says:

    Thats a hell of a lot of akro-bins… I’m jealous.

    I really need to pick up one of the benchtop type akro-bin racks for my reloading supplies. The drawers I’m using now aren’t very convenient.

  2. thedarklordderfla says:

    Wow Simon!

    This reminds me so much of my pharmacy days, we had a similar system for organizing prescriptions.

    Nice work, and thanks for the ideas.

  3. Joel Wires says:

    I find it funny that this pic will bring both side together; pegboard lovers and bin lovers. 🙂 It really is a sweet setup. It also looks a whole lot better than my little sliding plastic drawers that are 1″ deep. 🙁

    Coolness rating: ***
    Usability rating: *****
    Jealousy factor: *****

    P.S. I just noticed you have THREE first aid kits and extra Band-Aids. Either you were a boy-scout and are always prepared, or you tend to have a propensity to bleed. 🙂

  4. jeff says:

    Maybe I’m missing something but what purpose is the pegboard part of the setup doing? I didn’t see any typical pegs in there. Does the board just serve as a convenient way not to have to drill even spaced pilot holes in a sheet of plywood? I’m interested in a similar system for the top of my work bench that utilizes bins for all my various electronic parts.

  5. Stuey says:

    Looks great!

  6. Simon says:

    These bins are cheap compared to the Akro ones – 8 for $10CND at Home Depot. I also use the larger sizes for tools and parts.

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