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Workshop by ScrapWoodAddict posted 08-23-2021 01:25 PM 662 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Here she is, in all her (WIP) glory!

As I posted in my introduction, I’m just beginning so be kind. The majority of my tools have been purchased for a specific job and not with this -hobby- obsession in mind. They may not be the most expensive tools, but we play with the toys we can afford, right? (my sailboat takes up most of my money).

Anyway, so here is the before picture when I realized ...shit, I gotta get my life and my shop in order, man. />

I decided to go with a french cleat system, since the peg board system just wasn’t doing it for me. I was finding I was just putting things “where they could fit” rather than having any kind of method to the madness, if you know what I mean. So now I’m in the midst of a systemic upgrade.

I started by demo-ing the old “wall” but keeping the bench (a cost saving measure) and building on top of it. Framing was done with 2×3 studs instead of 2×4, as I wanted to have a 30” table surface and saving basement space was important.

The table top is 3/4” Sande board, which I just stained this AM (pictures to come) to match the cleat boards. Speaking of the cleated lumber: I reused boards from the old wall AND demoed two shelve tops from a basement shelf that came with the house when I bought it 6 years ago. While this was a cost savings measure, I also like rustic looking things as long as they’re done right.

What I’m excited about is most of my near-future woodworking will be constructing the tool holders for my shop. I have some small power tools (drill, impact driver, jig saw, palm sander, etc.) that will require a large charging shelf, and this will support it. My next step is to go through my hand tool collection and become picky about what I’m going to put on here. Before I had a bit of a “hoarder” mentality with tools, but I want my shop and my mind to be more organized.

-- - making a mess...the fun way

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237 posts in 629 days

#1 posted 08-24-2021 05:30 AM

Welcome. Every work area has a beginning. Good luck with your’s. Enjoy the journey.

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1937 posts in 1117 days

#2 posted 09-04-2021 01:00 AM

Welcome aboard, and it looks like you are off to a good start.

-- Eric, building the dream

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82 posts in 135 days

#3 posted 09-16-2021 01:37 PM

Digging the cleats. Plan on doing the same in my shed.

-- Will, TX -- "You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crockett

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