Under Stairs Storage

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Project by Woodwrestler posted 12-26-2012 11:34 PM 3853 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my last few months have been to accomplish actually building a shop. Lived in the house for four years. Gutted the whole place over that time period and remodeled most of the rooms. Recently added a new 18 X 16 foot TV room in the back overlooking yard. Nicknamed that one “The Kennel”.

So now that Wifey is somewhat happy ( of course I still have a pantry , bar, and some other todos to do ) I convinced her that having a shop that is actually functional would also help in her long term happiness. ;-) i.e. projects would get done faster and there would be more organization in the garage area. In the last four years it has been the staging place for every project.

I attached pictures of the garage during staging and one run to the dump for garage demo.

So the first thing was to create some additional storage so I proceeded to build drawers in an area under the stairs that go down to the basement. They are now all in and and its a great addition. I will either build drawer fronts or doors in front of them. Waiting to see how I use them before deciding on which approach. I must give accolades to a great youtube video showing how to frame and trim out this type of built in.

This is my first project post. I once posted a review of Festool’s Track Saw and got mauled because I happen to criticize someone else’s product…. So please I have just gotten over that trauma!



-- What man is a man who does not make the world a better place?

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#1 posted 12-26-2012 11:40 PM

It’s always nice to organize! It’s even better when done with such style as this!!!! Fabulous!!!

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#2 posted 12-26-2012 11:59 PM

great use of space ,well done.


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Wood Studios

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#3 posted 12-27-2012 12:29 AM

Gary I don’t think I would add drawer fronts or doors because it really looks very nice the way it is and it shows off your skill as a craftsman better than drawer fronts or doors. It just looks very good as it is.

-- I read it but I wasn't listening!!

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#4 posted 12-27-2012 12:29 AM

thanks for buying the flooring from lumber liquidators. hope it turned out well. When we finish our basement my wife wants us to do an under stairs storage area. I had just assumed cabinets, but i love the increased functionality of drawers. nice job!

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#5 posted 12-27-2012 03:38 AM

Nice use of the space. I agree about showing it off but then again the cabinets may be a good way to keep dust off of everything.

Sorry to hear about your first post, hope we will see some more from you.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 12-27-2012 05:41 AM

Nice build, love the pull out drawers

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

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#7 posted 12-27-2012 06:49 PM

Good use of space. Great project.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 11-13-2013 02:59 PM

Great idea and an excellent way to use the space under the stairs. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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