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Storage Tip: Baker’s Racks

Keep and store your projects on these handy trays.

Originally posted on April 17, 2018 by Cheryl Sleboda

Storage in your studio or sewing room is hard enough, but adding additional projects, or putting projects on hold can mean a challenge if you don’t have anywhere to store them.  Recently while taping an episode for television, I was asked to separate out my projects for the taping on commercial size baker’s rack trays in the green room.  This was fantastic, as the trays kept all of the things I needed for the project at hand, and the lip of the tray meant I could keep stray pins and spools of thread from rolling away.  The pan is huge, plenty of room to keep my project pieces separated.

The next challenge is, once I have my items on the tray, how do I store it?  At home, I didn’t have the room to spread them out like I did in the TV station green room. That’s where the commercial baker’s rack comes in!  I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before! A friend of mine, Jamie Fingal, uses one in her California studio and it’s amazing.  She can keep all of her trays stacked so they don’t touch.  The rack has wheels and can be moved about in her studio.

 

Similar craft storage furniture is about as expensive as these metal racks and trays.  These are available from restaurant supply companies or online sources.  I liked the “outside the box” thinking on the use of this in the studio.  What do you think?  Would you try it?  Let us know on our Facebook page! 

Baker’s Rack storage in Jamie Fingal’s studio. http://www.jamiefingaldesigns.com/

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