Natural wood is considered by many the most attractive siding for storage units. But wood exposed over time to water usually rots. Some woods, however, contain natural resins that make them relatively rot-resistant. Cedar is such a wood and very popular as a siding choice for storage units. But even cedar siding is not maintenance-free. Coat cedar with a UV-inhibiting sealer/preservative every other year to protect it from ultraviolet solar radiation. Apply a clear stain, as well, to help preserve its natural beauty.
Jars For Loose Items - Not only does it look great, but jars attached to the bottom end of shelving is the perfect way to store small or loose items. Never lose a nail or screw again! Simply pick a jar size you like, baby food jars work great here, and screw the lid to the bottom end of a shelf or cabinet. Unscrew the jar to add items. It's as simple as that. You can utilize these anywhere loose items are present. Just make sure each jar has a specific purpose and not mixed in with other items.