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Stained glass storage ideas?
« on: June 02, 2009, 01:44:52 PM »
I bought two of these little storage thingys at Walmart yesterday.  These were I think $5.?? (vinyl coated) and they also had them in chrome for about a dollar more.  I bought the vinyl thinking maybe the padding would be good, but I do wonder if they'll tear up pulling glass out & in.  I'm just going to be careful I guess.

These are just sitting on my work surface so I could put some glass in & see how they worked.  They seem to be good for large enough pieces.  The pieces of wire on the bottom are spaced 7" apart (you can see where I measured in one pic) so you can't use them for small pieces, but for the medium ones, I think I'm going to be happy with them.  I have some large pieces, and those will stay on the floor I guess for now.  

So, if you need something to hold your glass up & make for easy access, these may fit the bill.  DH was going to build me some out of wood, but he spied these & suggested I try them first.

They are Mainstay's Slotted Organizer Rack if you're looking for them.



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Re: Stained glass storage
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2009, 01:55:03 PM »
Those look very nice.  I wonder if you could put a little base on them so smaller pieces would hold in there too.  (I'm good at ideas, just not implementing them.  ???)  I have my smaller pieces in plastic bins and separate with cardbaord but will look for these dividers next time.  I think they would fit in my bins.   Thanks for sharing!!! 

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Re: Stained glass storage
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2009, 03:03:15 PM »
I've got my smaller stuff in plastic tubs, and that works OK.  I just don't like the larger pieces without support, don't want them falling over & breaking (with me or without me having an arm or hand in the way).  
These are 10" long, 10" wide (but support at 7"), and 8" tall, so just about perfect for 12x12 pieces, or even half that as long as the one side is over 7".  
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Re: Stained glass storage
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2009, 03:14:49 PM »
Those would be great for storing some of my plates! I like to be able to see them instead of just stacked in boxes.
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Re: Stained glass storage
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2009, 03:47:32 PM »
Great storage and a good price.
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Re: Stained glass storage
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2009, 06:03:53 PM »
 :wavey: I have some of those, I use them for my baking sheets and cake pans!

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Re: Stained glass storage
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2009, 08:06:44 PM »
That's what the picture on the cardboard shows, LOL, baking pans.
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Re: Stained glass storage
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2009, 08:15:33 PM »
I just have my glass in used pizza boxes, separated by color.  But I have heard of using a dish drainer rack in much the same way as yours.  Don't know how large a piece it would hold up though.
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Re: Stained glass storage
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2009, 09:17:21 PM »
I had to take my work surface down today & I put the glass I'd cut into a pizza box.  Those things come in handy, don't they?
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Re: Stained glass storage
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2009, 10:50:02 AM »
Eileen  take lots of pix of your new cabinets. How exciting, I also like the new glass storage idea.

I just ordered a new bamboo dish rack, and thought about using my old one for glass.  I'll let you all know if that will work. I'm thinking it's too wide and the glass might fall through.  :headscratch:
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Re: Stained glass storage
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2009, 12:59:00 PM »
For smaller pieces I use cd racks. You can get tons of those at goodwill for $3 or less. (I use them for large sheets too)

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Re: Stained glass storage
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2009, 02:49:09 PM »
Great idea, and I might have one I can remove old cd's from too.
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Re: Stained glass storage
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2009, 11:03:43 PM »
I went to a Habitat Restore looking for a wider solid core door, but they didn't have one.  What they did have appeared to be a part of a desk set maybe.  I bought it for $10 and it's going to be good for glass storage I think.  It is wood, so pretty strong.  (The light colored wood things are extra drawers that came with the cabinets, DH is taking off the hardware so I can use them as containers on shelves if I want.)

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Re: Stained glass storage (+ new kind & picture June 6 midnightish)
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2009, 10:02:35 PM »
Looks like perfect storage for glass. great find!!
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Re: Stained glass storage (+ new kind & picture June 6 midnightish)
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2009, 05:50:51 AM »
Love the desk set, that looks lovely, especially for the larger pieces. Hope you don't mind, I was showing my hubby- so he gets an idea of what I want.... :bigsmile: