Storage on Door

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Project by wuddoc posted 08-28-2018 09:57 PM 2889 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Problem: Lubricants and spray cans were throughout shop. When we needed something it was always hidden from sight. Off we went to purchase a can or jar of something. Later the item we were needing and could not find showed up.

Solution: Find a storage system with good visibility and limited depth thus making sure something was not hidden behind another item. Racks on the front and back of our storage room door was just the place since are shop walls were filled.

Racks are shelf board, 1/2” x 36” dowels and 3-1/2” x 1/4-20 Hex Head bolts from the local lumber yard.

Two complete racks were made with 3/4” x 3/4” cleats attached on the outside of the rack stiles with screws so we would not have to notch the shelves. The rack parts were connected using pocket screws. The racks were attached then to each other by bolts through the racks cleats and door.

A clear water based fast dry finish was brushed on. Because of the added weight casters were attached to the front and back door bottom sides.

-- Wuddoc

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#1 posted 08-28-2018 10:20 PM

great idea,people always think of wall space to add shelves but why not a door,just a swinging wall right!nice job and ill bet a lot of guys are gonna copy it.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 08-29-2018 12:20 AM

This is a cool idea and I may have to copy it. Sure helps out with wall space.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 08-29-2018 05:25 AM

A 2fer. Using that often forgotten space behind every door, and organizing all you problem children. Well done. Most of the spices at home are on a similar rack behind the pantry door. Never gave that a thought out in the shop though.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 08-29-2018 05:05 PM

Nice work. I’m definitely stealing this idea!

I had a similar idea a while back of replacing a door with what would basically be a shallow shelf on the hinges. This is a much simpler version that would work just as well.

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#5 posted 08-29-2018 07:00 PM

I love organization.
Looks Great.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 09-04-2018 02:29 PM

Great idea and result!

-- It's worth every moment of effort you put in if the kids enjoy it!

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