Small Shop Adventures #6: Organization Madness!

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Blog entry by BrockF posted 10-07-2014 01:32 AM 2244 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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For reasons science is incapable of answering, tools don’t seem to be capable of hanging themselves up. I investigated big box tool hanging widgets and found it would end up costing me a bundle and likely not meet most of my tool needs.

On the other hand, thanks to a good friend I have an abundant supply of 2×4 1/2 inch plywood sheets and pre-painted 3/4 cedar. I took a glance online at what others had done and decided to make a traditional tool wall for my hand tools. I would also make large storage cubbies to go up above, right underneath the garage door tracks. Some of my tools are large and odd shaped, so I had to be creative.

So a few scraps, some glue and a few screws made a huge difference. And I got a lot of satisfaction from such a quick and easy project. Nothing fancy but how great to gather up tools from all over the place and give them each a home. More pictures to come as I hang everything up.

By the way, has anyone noticed what a mess the shop becomes when you are doing a shop project intended to eliminate messes?

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#1 posted 10-07-2014 03:22 AM

Nice work!


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#2 posted 10-07-2014 11:56 AM

Thanks Dave. It will look even better when I get the mess cleaned up. I should have new pictures up later today as I have a lot more on the wall now. The bench underneath is for my kids so I wanted the hand tools close by but up out of the way.

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#3 posted 10-07-2014 10:43 PM

looking you said the shop becomes a real mess when you are trying to clean up one.thanks for sharing!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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