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Got tired of storing too much sandpaper in a drawer, having to dig for everything, and never being able to really see what I was about to run out of. I'd rather spend money making projects for outside the shop look nice, so the plan was to make this on the cheap.

Had a quarter sheet of MDF I spilled varnish on, and figured that was enough for the bottom, sides, and top, if I left a little gap on each side. Picked up 4'x4' of 3/16" hardboard for the shelves, and slot-cut the MDF to fit the shelves using the tablesaw.

Biscuit joints to make the glue-up easy, and two hours later, voila, sandpaper shelf.

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The second picture is about two weeks later; I realized I could use some scrap dowels to make pegs to hang tape on, so it's now the sanding and taping storage center.

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Gap on the side = excellent workaround.
 

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nice job I made mine from some leftover plywood I had
 

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Very nice Think I will copy this if you do not mind…
 

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Raspar; go to town! The shelves are 1" apart; if I had more room vertically, I'd probably go for 1.25". The right side has enough shelves removed for the sander to fit, and above it are the four grits of sanding dics I use (60, 100, 150, 220). Didn't have a good idea on how to store sanding blocks and sticks, or where to put steel wool, so that's all sitting on top or next to it.
 

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Great storage cabinet. Someone gave us (Mason Dixon Woodworkersw toy workshop) a small file cabinet with drawers aqbout 2" high. We just filled it up with our sandpaper.

It sure makes it easier to ge the sheets you want, when you need them.

Great design.
 

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Looking good grand Idea.
 
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