Recycle used pill bottles into something you can use in your workshop I have lots of old prescription pill bottles that I use for small parts, but they haven't been organized well until now. Here is how I built a pill bottle storage rack that will hold 22 pill bottles to store small parts. I built it at TechShop in Round Rock, TX.
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Step 1: Create File and Send to Laser
I used CorelDRAW on a TechShop computer to create an image that is 24" long by 3.5" wide (the size of the boards I got from Lowe's) with 11 evenly spaced 1.5 " diameter circles. I added the date and other information so I'll know when I made this. I wanted to see how the laser engraved the text as well as how it cut the holes.
I used 0.5" thick pine from Lowe's for the two rows of my Pill bottle storage rack. The Trotec laser made 6 passes in order to cut out the holes for the pill bottles.
Step 2: Cut the Sides
I had another 24" long by 3.5" wide board with spacer holes that I used for the sides.
I cut this board 10.5" from one end at a 45 degree angle to end up with the two pieces for the sides.
I used 9.75" long pieces of 0.5" thick by 3.5" wide pine as the base on each side of the rack to hold the sides. I used 1.25" self-drilling wood screws to hold everything together.
Step 3: Finished Product
Here's a close up of the Pill bottle storage rack with the laser cut holes and some of the pill bottles.