I grew tired of a disorderly table that was littered with pens, TV remotes and travel literature. Nothing was commercially available, so I fashioned a receptacle for about $20. With some spare plywood, flexible
carpeting and a little imagination, the result is a pleasing container to tidy up the table.
The storage container is 24-inches long, 7-inches wide and 3½-inches high. There are three 16-inch horizontal wood strips for magazines, TV guides and receipts. The front row is divided into four sections for pens and small electronics. The cup holders on either side came from the table — the new storage unit covers the holes that were left.
Thomas Michalski | St. Petersburg, Fla.