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Workshop by LJRay posted 04-13-2014 04:12 AM 1404 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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The time has come to tame my garage and finally make room for a workshop.

For several years the garage has been crammed with two cars, lots of boxes, inherited power tools, yard equipment, christmas accessories, and other misc. items. Any time I need to work on the honey-do list I’ve had to remove the cars to make room to maneuver and then forage into the heap to find the necessary tools. Needless to say I dread having to venture in there.

The shelves on the back wall are a temporary place to kind of keep things sorted. The lumber rack on the right looked good on paper but consumes to much space and is very cumbersome to move. I’m definitely going to cut back on how much extra material I keep on hand. Basically everything on the left side I’m going to keep and everthing on the right side needs to find a home elsewhere.

I plan on covering the walls with cleats and hang as much as I can. Next would be mobile cabinets for powertools and a worktable of some sort. Somewhere in there I need to increase lighting and decide what I’m going to do about dust collection.

My ultimate goal is to create a well organized space that’s roomy enough to build bedroom and living room furniture for our house.

Wish me luck!

-- Ray

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#1 posted 11-21-2014 04:07 PM

Lots of room in that garage – have you made any progress towards making it functional woodshop?

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#2 posted 11-22-2014 10:54 PM

Not much progress yet. There were a bunch of items behind the lumbering lumber rack that I’ve been storing for years “just in case” I found a use for them. I ended up taking them to the Re-Store for Habitat for Humanity. Other items that are basically junk I’m slowly adding to the weekly garbage pickup. I really need to stop being a pack-rat.

I reassembled the the halves of gorilla shelves in order to take up less floor space and to get them away from the walls. Even with that done I still can’t get both cars into the garage unless I just shove everything to the left side which would make it unusable util summer—so that’s not happening.

There’s 4 sheets of plywood waiting to be ripped into french cleats and mounted on the walls. If we get another warmish day after football season I’ll see if I can get that done.

-- Ray

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