I ordered a bunch of thread for my embroidery machine and needed a place to put them where I could see what I had. So I asked my husband to make something. This is the second thread holder he came up with. The 1st one was a big wooded box that took up alot of room and didn't work very well. This one is perfect. I can sit at my machine and when I need another color I just roll over and pick one - don't even have to get out of my chair. Now how lazy is that.