Storage Bin Organizer
While plastic storage bins are great for holding your stuff, when they are piled up it becomes difficult to get the bottom bin without moving all of the others in the stack. To solve this problem, create a bin organizer that will enable you to get to the bottom bins easily.
You will need 76 feet of 1-1/2 inch pvc pipe, 4 cross connectors and 12 T connectors and 8 Y fittings to build a system for 6 storage bins.
Step 1: Use a hacksaw to cut 38 sections of pipe that are 24 inches in length.
Step 2: Lay a section of pipe vertically on your working surface. Attach a Y fitting to either end of the pipe.
Step 3: Attach another pipe horizontally from each Y fitting. Attach a T fitting to each horizontal pipe. Attach another pipe to each T fitting.
Step 4: Attach a second T fitting to the pipes and finally add a Y fitting at the end.
Step 5: Vertically connect the Y fittings with pipes. This will be the base of your structure.
Step 6: Attach 8 of the pipes upward from the fittings on your base. Attach T fittings on either end of the base.
Step 7: Attach cross fittings in the center. Connect all of the fittings with pipes. This will complete the second layer of the structure.
Step 8: Follow steps 1 through 7 again to build the system up one more layer. This should provide you with enough space for 6 storage bins. Assemble the structure using a small rubber mallet to tap the fittings to the pipes. There is no need to glue or cement the pipes -- the connectors will stick together on their own.
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