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Storage Solutions: Tilt Bins

Updated: Oct 6, 2020

In this series we're going to discuss the various types of storage solutions that can be found at local and major retailers throughout the US. This is a weekly upload series, so sign-up for notifications if you'd like to follow along every week with new solutions for storing your bricks!

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Storehouse 4" Stacking Tilt Bin

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Today, we're going to discuss the Storehouse 4 Inch Stacking Tilt Bin, which can be found at online and in-store at Harbor Freight.

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Specifications

Material: Heavy duty impact-resistant plastic

Product Height: 4 in.

Product Depth: 3-1/2 in.

Product Width: 4 in.

Maximum Working load: 2lbs

Cost (USD): $1.99

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Features

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One of the key features that sets this bin apart is the fully configurable stacking mechanism built into the housing of the tilt bin. As you can see in the images below, this will allow you to stack as high or as wide as you might need. Personally, I have these stacked in units of 4 high by 11 wide on a shelving unit. Another thing of note is that the sliding mechanism that holds the separate bins together is very smooth, which makes sliding each component together and apart very easy.

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Another feature—arguably the most useful in my opinion—is that the tilt bin itself can be removed and carried over to where you're building. This allows much more freedom in terms of building larger MOCs that may be setup further away from your storage area. With this bin you can simply remove all the pieces you might need and take them with you! This also helps if you ever need to reorganize your parts in the bins. Rather than having to move the whole housing—which fits pretty snug together—you can simply shuffle around the plastic tilt bins.

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Lastly, if you decide to wall-mount instead of stacking these units on a shelving system, you have wall mounting slots built into the housing. The only recommendation I'd make is that once you get into the larger configurations, the bins start to curve out a bit—so I wouldn't recommend fitting more than 10 across, especially if wall-mounting.

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Capacity

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It's always difficult to tell how much of a particular piece will fit inside of a given storage bin just by looking at pictures and specifications, so I've gone ahead and broken down for you below what the capacity of each of these bins will be capable of holding!

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  • 1 x 1 Brick — x350

  • 1 x 2 Brick — x200

  • 2 x 2 Brick — x100

  • 2 x 2 Slope — x130

  • 2 x 4 Brick — x50

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Hopefully these figures will give you a better idea how many bins you'll need to store your collection. Personally, I prefer these bins for my Slopes collection, as they fit a maximum number of sloped pieces and due to the housings design you don't have to worry about any pieces dropping out of the back when closed.

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Next Week . . .

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Catch our next article in the series next week titled Storage Solutions: Tilt Bins Part II, where we're going to look at another style of Tilt Bins that hold a higher capacity, and are better suited for larger parts storage.

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