While working on the new version of my cutoff bins I realized in eliminating the old cutoff bin, I was losing my cluttered, inefficient but, at least out of the way, stash place for thin strips of "stuff" worth keeping. I broke off from the cutoff bins for a cup of coffee and a pondering session . . . This is what I came up with:
Take some old plywood and some common pine.
Rip the pine for sides and dado them to fit the ply.
Run some 1/8" dados down the length and find yet another use for that pegboard the previous owners left behind. The pegboard lets me move the dividers if I want. For now, I'll start here.
Here it is with most of my stuff in it; what doesn't fit, is firewood .
It swings up out of the way and uses a tongue of scrap and a 3/8" bolt for a latch.
I have a folding step stool that I keep in the shop for reaching various items. It steps me up to pull the bolt/catch. The size and lengths were determined by what I had to stash but, the dimensions could be easily adjusted. Just don't make it too big, or it could get away from you .