Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tool Storage: The Miracle Bench

This lowly bench is actually the most ingenious tool storage option I have come across. Soon, I will draft plans so that the entire world can know the magic of this garage sale find.
  • Workbench - Though low, I end up using it as much as any full size bench as this little charmer accompanies me to the worksite.
  • Portable - Difficult to see, but there is a slot handle routed in the top for easy moving.
  • Sawhorse - I have a pair and use them as saw horses all the time.
  • Storage - Mine holds all sorts of clamps but, if this was your only tool box, it would effectively hold the contents of a typical home hammer/plier/screwdriver toolbox
  • Seating - With a folded blanket over the top, it makes for excellent auxiliary seating for two.
  • Stackable - Mine are usually stacked as ad hoc shelving units.
There are a few minor refinements I will make, but it is nearly perfect as is.