Shop (Garage) Redo #2: The great migration

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Blog entry by PASs posted 05-21-2010 02:32 AM 1499 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s been a couple of days off, and I’ve forgotten what I did earlier in the week that I haven’t already blathered on about, so this evening I’ll just talk about this afternoon.
Got home, shifted into the uniform of the evening, BDU pants with all sorts of stuff stuck on them from previous projects, ACU boots ‘cause they are comfortable and have steel toes, and a T-shirt my daughter-in-law gave me a few years ago that finally crawled to the top of the t-shirt drawer, and headed out into the abyss of the deep.
Spent 10 minutes rolling stuff out onto the driveway. It’s a nice driveway, double wide and 40 feet long all in concrete, with another 40 plus feet of gravel in the grass to the street (btw, gravel in grass is very eco-green.)
Then i continued moving bins and bags and piles of stuff (technical term for junk) from the shelves on the back wall to the shelves on the left wall, and the workbench on the right wall, and the floor in front of the workbench on the right wall. Did a lot of cleaning and throwing away of stuff…well I managed to part with about 6 pieces of crown molding that were all under 12 inches long and painted white, and I threw away a dozen or so pieces of FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) that together weren’t 40 square inches. But for me that a major clean out.
FINALLY I realized that there wasn’t enough room to move everything where I wanted, so I just scooted stuff from the back right side, where the shop refridgerator is, to the back left. Figured I’d take the old shelving down a section at a time and put the new steel shevling up a section at a time.
Per previous posts the shelving is way cool and I can put it up in sections. I just have to make sure I don’t end up misaligned with the plywood holder in the back left or else I’ll have to empty it and move it…no mean feat.
I have 4 upright supports, and all the shelves I haven’t used are 4 footers, so that makes 12 feet 2 inches of overall length. But, I want to leave about 4 feet of space around the refrigerator to maybe put a cabinet in.
But then again, the plywood holder is 2 feet wide, 4 feet deep, and 8 1/2 feet tall, but it’s so full that smaller pieces are leaning in small piles everywhere. I’m thinking if I put the first support about 6-12 inches to the left of the refrigerator I’ll have about 3 feet between the last support and the plywood holder and I can build a scrap wood holder to throw all the smaller stuff in.
Any recommendations?
But I did get the back right corner to where I could start taking the shelves apart there. Got the top plywood pried loose, but left it in place ‘cause I ran out of time and had to close up for the night.
Spent 10 minutes rolling everything back in from the driveway and hurried in to make to blog.

Won’t be doing anything tomorrow night ‘cause I’ve got a dinner thing with Deb and some friends.
But Saturday promises to be rain-free, and I’ve I’m lucky, the back wall will be done this weekend.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#1 posted 05-21-2010 07:17 AM

So where’s the Photos? keep on keeping on

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