I am always on the lookout for things that are unique. I ran into this extremely cool tray a couple of years ago, and I immediately fell in love with it.
At least 30 years ago, a person in their garage needed a nut and bolt tray. They reached for the nearest item, which happened to be a Gargoyle Mobiloil 5-quart oil can that was made by the Socony Vacuum Oil Company.
Whoever made this tray really did a good job. They took their time and rolled the edges so that you won’t get a cut, and the compartments appear to be pretty close to being even as well. It is insanely well-made and the tray borders on tramp art—you could even call it Garage Art.
When this tray was made, it is obvious that money was extremely tight. Everything had to either be used until it was worn out or be remade into something else that was just as useful. That’s how this tray came about.
The skies are the limit when it comes to finding a use for something like this. It could be used on a desk to hold office supplies; it could hold pocket change and even your car keys.
What kinds of remade items like this have you run across while out shopping?