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Blog entry by mnpete posted 11-04-2014 06:29 AM 1317 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey gang,

It’s been a long road with tools in storage and no workspace…until today! We closed on the purchase of our home here in Florida today.

I’ve fired up the blog again to share and track my progress in building up another workshop. The new garage is all concrete block construction, so I’d love to hear any tips on fastening storage racks and shelving. This will be my first run in a CB building.

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop,

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#1 posted 11-04-2014 01:46 PM

Get familiar with Tapcon brand screws, and buy a hammerdrill and impact driver. If you have those, it’s actually easier to attach things to the wall. Well, at least you don’t have to find studs.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#2 posted 11-04-2014 03:48 PM

Thanks bud! I’ll look into the tapcons. I do have a cordless hammerdrill. I’m kicking around the idea of some furring strips, insulation and some OSB sheeting, but I’ve got resale at the back of mind. It would be nice to just hang anything, anywhere, and have the freedom to reconfigure things as needed.

I’m thinking of some metal shelving racks, secured to the wall at the top so that they don’t tip. Then I could load them up.

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop,

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#3 posted 11-04-2014 03:59 PM

I think yo are on the right track. You need all the insulation you can get in Florida. But First think about Tool layout, and power needs. You sure don’t want power cords everywhere.
Have Fun with your new shop, but be safe.

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#4 posted 11-04-2014 08:19 PM

Always good to see a woodworker returning to ‘plying his trade’. Very cool that you get to build a shop from the floor up. Plan wisely. And have fun!

-- Ed

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#5 posted 11-05-2014 08:44 PM

Congratulations, I know someone who just put 3/4” plywood on the entire wall, with anshors

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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