In today’s video I am going to show you how I use revolving bins for craft storage in my polymer clay studio.
I have been getting several request from viewers as to what the black storage unit on my desk was, so I thought I’d show it to you in more detail.
This style of revolving bin storage has been around a long time. In fact when I was a kid, my grandparents lived in the small town of Rocky Mountain House Alberta, and they owned the only gas station and service garage in the community. My grandpa had a huge version of one of these revolving bins in his shop. It was probably 2 feet round and maybe 5 feet high, made of galvanized steel and filled with various automotive parts. I remember turning the bins so I could see what was inside.
I kind of have a nostalgic feeling toward this kind of storage unit. So when I saw that Tim Holtz had just come out with a supply spinner in this vintage style, for storing inks, tools and paints in, I really wanted to have one.
Though they are extremely cool looking, the Tim Holtz version is fairly pricey… especially if you want one shipped to Canada. So I set it on the back burner, to maybe get one down the road.
Then this past Christmas I was shopping for tools on the Harbor Freight website, and found a much more affordable four tier unit.
It took me about an hour to assemble because there were a million nuts and bolts to screw together.
I find that the unit can hold a lot of weight, and the trays spin very smoothly, but the base seems a little thin which causes the whole thing to rock a bit when loaded down with a lot of supplies.
As you will see in the video, I have stored absolutely tons of bottles of glue, ink, paint, finishes, stamps and more. The unit only takes up One square foot of desktop space but gives almost 4 square feet of storage.
I like the black industrial look, but I have seen others who have painted their revolving storage bins with great success. Overall I found the quality to be good, especially considering the price, and will buy another unit in the future, if needed.
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