For miniaturists, some supplies, even some tools are seasonal. The Tidy Tray, also known in the UK as the "Bench Tidy" is one of those items, usually sold via garden suppliers. Sold as a portable potting bench for gardeners, it's size, rugged construction, and low side walls make it useful as a small portable workspace that keeps miniatures from getting lost. Easily lifted and stored, I use mine for a self contained, moveable workspace.
If you are interested, the time to search these out is now, before they all get snapped up by anxious gardeners getting a head start on the growing season! An additional tray shelf is available to give you shelf space above your moveable workspace. Modellers always need more room!
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