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DIY: File Cabinet Becomes Tool Stash

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DIY: File Cabinet Becomes Tool Stash

June 4, 2017

It’s all in a day’s work: an office file cabinet moves to the garden shed and gets a second life as tool storage.

The office staple has sturdy metal drawers to do a heroic job of organizing basics, in this case pruners, clips, and assorted brushes. On top we stack odds and ends like tape and twine that get the most use—and tend to go missing right when you need them.

Photography by Mimi Giboin for Gardenista.

From Bisley, a 5-Drawer File Cabinet in white is \$99 at Container Store.
Above: From Bisley, a 5-Drawer File Cabinet in white is $99 at Container Store.
Above: Made of solid steel, the cabinet is 13 inches high and has drawers that are just the right depth to organize small tools and clippers.

From Ikea, small Riktig Curtain Clips are useful to organize seed packets or to hang small bundles of herbs to dry; a pack of \24 is \$\2.99.
Above: From Ikea, small Riktig Curtain Clips are useful to organize seed packets or to hang small bundles of herbs to dry; a pack of 24 is $2.99.
Useful small brushes to clean pots and planters (or to banish dirt from a worktop) include (at top L) the Iris Hantverk Table/Counter Brush; \$39 from Fjorn Scandinavian. Redecker&#8\2\17;s Soft Horsehair Dish Brush (second from R) has a beechwood handle and comes in a set of two for \$\1\1.99 from Amazon.
Above: Useful small brushes to clean pots and planters (or to banish dirt from a worktop) include (at top L) the Iris Hantverk Table/Counter Brush; $39 from Fjorn Scandinavian. Redecker’s Soft Horsehair Dish Brush (second from R) has a beechwood handle and comes in a set of two for $11.99 from Amazon.
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