Rotating Tower Stores More Hardware in Less Space
While rethinking the efficiency of my workshop, I came up with the idea of building a tower on top of a lazy susan to manage 12 cases containing 252 small drawers full of screws, nuts, bolts, and other hardware. Before I built the tower, the cases ate up 15 sq. ft. of wall space. With this arrangement, the 12 cases take up less than 2 sq. ft. at the end of the countertop.
I simply stack the layers of cases on 3/4-in.-thick MDF. Gravity keeps them in place, but if you have doubts, you could hold them with a nonskid material or double-faced tape. I chose 12-in.-dia. lazy-susan hardware, the largest I could find to support all that weight.
The tower spins easily, making every drawer instantly available.
Drawings by Jim Richey