I scored a Steelcase 5+ ft. lateral file cabinet today. A neighbor up the
road was tossing it out so I picked it up. When I saw it I almost passed on
it. Then the more I thought about it the more sense it started to make. I
can now store my tools neatly and easily in the drawers. I don't have to
have them on shelves where cords can get tangled and wind up dragging
something off the shelf onto the floor.
I am not sure why I didn't think of the lateral file cabinet before but I
think I am going to get another one for the shop and one for the garage.
I've got 7 file cabinets in my basement for storage. Check out the
thrift stores. You can usually get a tall, 5 drawer one for about
$10-20. Of course, I did dumpster dive for one as well.
When you consider how much time and money it takes to even build simple
shelves to hold your tools, this is a no brainer solution, IMO. I even
have some smaller, 2 drawer file cabinents that I put under the right
extension table of my table saw.
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