I had a few ideas but they all got washed away when I found a wood box by the side of the road with a "free" sign on it. I tossed it in the back of my car (thankfully it was only a mile away on residential streets so I could drive home with the trunk open) and within a few days, I had screwed it to the inside of the door of the wood shed.
And honestly, that's how it sat for almost 2 months.
I finally stole a couple of hours one morning to bust out the saw, the nail gun and a bunch of scrap wood. In the end, here's what I came up with:
It works great and I can see the color dot on top of each of the sample tubs. Here's a close up to show you how I made sure the tubs won't fall out and yet they're easy to get out.
Each of the small shelves seen here has one flat shelf and then a front facing of 1/8 inch plywood cut in a 1 inch wide strip. I nailed that to the edge of the 3/4 inch plywood shelf so that just a little bit of it would stick up to hold in the tubs.
This has changed the way the door moves a bit but since I bought heavy duty hinges to start with, I think the added weight will be just fine. If you do something like this, ensure your hinges are very strong as this adds a significant amount of weight to the door.
It looks like I can pick up a few more oops samples from the paint department ... those are only $.50. :)
Thank you for reading,