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Workshop by Bothus posted 09-14-2009 09:47 PM 1713 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I have full use of our professional cabinet shop but I’m tired of having half my tools at the office and the other half at home. I have decided to clean out the garage and set up shop there.

It is a two car garage and I only get half of it. My wife suggested I take the half with the window and put my workbench under it. I thought that was a good idea.

We spent the 3 day weekend cleaning out the garage. I bought three big rolling racks at Costco. My plan is to keep everything mobile and wheel stuff out to the driveway when I work.

We didn’t have time to actually sort our 35 years worth of memories but we at least got her side organized with the refrigerator and pantry shelving (except 2/3 or her side is still my stuff).

After we got done I went out and built a workbench for myself out of a 6’ sink base cabinet left over from a job and an old mahogany door we bought from Habitat for Humanity years ago (thinking it was solid but when I stripped the paint I discovered it was only 1/8” clad on each side).

I will upload a photo of the workbench… it’s right under the window.

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#1 posted 09-14-2009 10:00 PM

It does look like you have a lot going on in there. And it is nice to see that you have such an understanding wife. I am just glad that we added a third garage when we built our house. If I had to ask my wife to use part of HER garage for my shop I would be outside before her vehicle would be. :)

I am looking forward to seeing more pictures of your shop when you get it set up and operational.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 09-15-2009 01:49 PM

Keep us all in the loop with progress pictures when you have time.

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#3 posted 09-16-2009 07:16 AM

Look forward to updates

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#4 posted 09-21-2009 02:55 AM

Sounds like you got a lot going on.

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#5 posted 09-23-2009 11:23 PM

There is a lot of stuff but trust me it is alot more organized now.

Don’t get me wrong it is still very disorganized but I have a system. I put up a bookcase with little plastic bins and I intend to label all of them as soon as I organize what is in them.

And everything in the garage is now mounted on wheels. I have four big rolling racks with big plastic bins and I will label those too. It’s a process.

Woodworking tools.
Carpentery tools.
Power tools.
Plumbing tools.
Automotive tools.
Electronic/electrical tools.
Masony tools.
Misc tools.
Painting supplies.
Holiday decorations.
Food stuff.
Kids school work.
Kids stuffed animals.
Financial records
Camping stuff
Toys and games
Stuff from deceased parents and siblings
Gardening supplies.
Misc storage.

I feel like I’m forgetting something… What else goes in a garage… Oh cars.

Someday we hope to get one of the cars back in there.

It is important to have a dream.

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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