I came across this Durham dispensing wall cabinet the other day (model 590-95), and it looked like a really handy way to store commonly used parts and supplies, maybe even small tools too.
It has 4 tilting trays, and each can accommodate up to 7 dividers to create 4 to 32 compartments. They’re translucent, so you might be able to see the contents through the front, but if not, each row can be quickly scanned at once when tilted open.
There are also 3 shelves for storing bulkier things, and a hinged cover to keep those items or parts boxes in place.
Durham makes the unit from cold rolled steel, and the tilting trays are of course plastic. The metal parts are powder coated in typical Durham gray.
The cabinet measures 26-3/4″ tall x 19″ wide x 4″ deep.
I’ve seen tilting organizers before, but it was the shallowness of this unit that caught my attention and made this cabinet post-worthy. At only 4-inches deep, and with tilt-out trays instead of pull-out compartments, this cabinet might fit in places other larger ones won’t.
I also like that everything in this cabinet is protected from dust and debris, unlike open compartment storage bins.
Durham says that it’s ideal for the organization of automotive bulbs, fuses, terminals, fasteners, and more.
I was tempted to buy this for quick access storage of common fasteners, fittings, wire terminals, Wago lever-lock wiring connectors, maybe even some hand tools, perhaps some Bandaids, and frequently used lighting jig adapters.
I couldn’t settle on where I’d place it, so I’m holding off for now.
What would you use this Durham “dispensing cabinet” to store or organize?
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You can also find this at many industrial suppliers.
Stack-On makes something similar (CB-12), a 4 row 12-compartment organizer, for $10 via Amazon. The Stack-On unit is made from plastic, and can be wall mounted or left freestanding on your benchtop. It’s a lot smaller, at 18-1/2″ tall x 14-3/8″ wide x 5″ deep.
While the Durham cabinet is said to have clear trays, the Stack-on lids look to be transparent, as opposed to milky-white translucent.
The Stack-On won’t be as durable, and has 12 compartments instead of 32 + 3 shelves, but it’s a $10 investment as opposed to over $70.