OK, so that’s how I like my steaks, but as for lumber – I really like it dry, and just right!
When I took on the Bowling Lane Workbench project, I knew I’d have to reorganize the work space a tad bit (ok, more than just that). Especially since I also got the planer which takes considerable space, I knew things would have to be moved around to give me room to walk/stand, and work comfortably and safely.
the new workbench now resides where my medium/longer (anything that wouldn’t fit in the short lumber storage) lumber used to stand on edge. so a new place for those had to be setup.
I used rubbermaid modular storage rails and bars. we had used those in the past for our desk stations, and since we moved back to Boston it was just sitting unused in the basement, so I figured I’d put this to use.
I installed the bars on the beams uaing 3 1/2” drywall screws (for added holding power into the studs), and use 24” supports to hold the lumber. it holds quite well so far, and I’m going to limit how much I put on it as I’m not sure if this might be an overload on it or now (it looks ok though, and it used to hold quite a bit of weight before). I also placed the brackets so that the planer can fit underneath, and maybe in the future, I’ll also fit the (to be built) router table under there:
This really cleared some major real estate space in the garage, and I’m able to move freely and work on each station safely and without scraping my shins now – which is really nice :).
Thanks for reading,
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