Setting up new shop #5: New House, new shop

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Blog entry by WoodenSoldier posted 09-29-2011 05:34 AM 1099 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I moved about a month ago into my first home with a real garage. The two car garage is all mine, no cars allowed! Very exciting.
Anyway, I have lots of cabinet space, which is great, but not much wall room. Since I only have one wall, to hang things on, I have to make it count. That one wall just happens to be 14 feet tall so I want to use every bit of it.
At my last place, I had to keep a lot of my wood outdoors so I wanted to build an indoor rack this time. This one that I built is a scaled down version of Mark Spagnuolo’s lumber rack. Here’s my old scrap rack.
Since I moved, my wood has been outside leaning against the garage.
Here’s the back wall:
And here’s the finished rack:
Also this last weekend, I used some strut to hang an extension cord. I haven’t yet decided exactly how to keep the line it will plug into from sagging.
And the last thing I did this weekend was take an old lamp and mount it to the side of my bandsaw and wire it into the saw’s junction box it won’t need another plug.

-- Create something everyday.

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#1 posted 09-29-2011 02:10 PM

Very exciting times.

I like the light.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 12-11-2011 05:31 PM

Looks like you’re moving quick! I bought my first house in April and have been building my shop ever since, totally addicted! I’ll be following your blogs the whole way.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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