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Workshop by Bothus posted 09-14-2009 09:47 PM 1147 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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Scott Bryan

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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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Splinterman

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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.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Bothus

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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.
Lumber.
Power tools.
Plumbing tools.
Automotive tools.
Electronic/electrical tools.
Masony tools.
Misc tools.
Painting supplies.
Paint/Stain.
Holiday decorations.
Food stuff.
Kids school work.
Kids stuffed animals.
Suitcases
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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