Shop Update #8: Proof of progress!

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Blog entry by TheKingInYellow posted 04-26-2011 04:48 AM 3521 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: A few more steps done... Part 8 of Shop Update series Part 9: Cleats are up! »

As someone commented an entry or two ago: pics or it didn’t happen!

Hardly complete, but two of the panels are up, and one has all it’s cleats on. Only had an hour or so in the shop and most of the time was spent clearing off this wall so I had a place to mount the panels! The panels are mounted to the walls with eight 2” #10 screws, and they cross four studs so they are not going anywhere. The vertical panel will only catch two studs unfortunately, but it should still be plenty strong.

I still need to east the edges on the frames and cleats (the cleats are deadly sharp) but I’ll mount them all first and then hit it with the sandpaper. Hopefully this can all be done this week and then I can start making the individual tool holders.

I was going to take a picture of the whole garage as of today but it’s embarrassingly cluttered. I need to get that garage up and get organized!

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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#1 posted 04-26-2011 05:53 AM

You (the shop) look MARVELOUS!
I now truely believe that “IT HAPPENED”, you provided proof! Thanks for the pic’s.

I plan on employing french cleats in my (soon to be) new workshop. Your photos help to keep me motivated.

BTW: Clutter only means that you have been toooooo busy to clean up!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 04-26-2011 09:36 AM

Technically, you should not lets screw penetrate deeper than 1” into a stud since that’s the code requirement for the distance a pipe can be from the edge of the stud. That being said, I put a bunch of 2” lag bolts in a bunch of studs before I knew better.

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#3 posted 04-26-2011 03:38 PM

Thank DIYaholic. This is a simple but fun project, although it’s slow going with only a few hours a week to work on it.

Sarit, I should be okay with the 2” screws as I am going through 1/2” ply + OSB which should be 5/8”. That only puts me 7/8” into the stud.

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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#4 posted 08-28-2011 09:57 PM

I think you will be fine with that.

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