Finding space in a small shop for dust collector may seem difficult, but the floor or your shop isn't the only place you can put one . . .http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/48/62/09/486209121fd1d6f0a942e9bc01b68ccc.jpg
Dresser Turned Bench- might take this idea and throw my own spin on it. make it lower to the ground. and ea. kid a window seat in their br. use the drawer to put blankets or as storage... a throw pillow to match the seat and maybe a little bookshelf on the side to hold a few of their favourite stories.
To hold a lot of pliers, it's easiest to just hook them onto the edge of a piece of wood. A lot of pliers go in a small amount of space that way. The piece of wood in this holder is tapered towards the top edge, so that it doesn't force the handles too far apart. It's really only about half full with pliers so far.