Workshop Update #5: Paint Can Shelf

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Blog entry by bj383ss posted 01-20-2012 04:44 AM 6384 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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So this evening I threw together this simple 1×8x 6’ shelf that I mounted up over the garage door. Been wanting to do this for a while. It holds 10 gallon size cans and 3 quarts. Didn’t want to get rid of the paint as might need it someday but it was on top of a cabinet in the corner of the shop where I put the lathe. I am currently cleaning the corner out to make the turning station for the lathe.

Here is the new shelf

Here is the corner I am working on and how it looked.

I took down the shelf that was on the wall it was 2 1×8’s and I used one for the new paint shelf rack. The other will be hung on the other side of the front wall and I will put all the auto paint I have left from when I painted my hot rod Caprice.

Here is how the corner looks right now. Still have a lot of work to do. The white cabinet will come down. Haven’t decided if I am going to cover the whole wall in peg board or split with a wall cabinet for the lathe tools and peg board to hand jigs and fixtures on.

I am enjoying this very much its like starting in a new shop again with a blank wall. I have always hated this corner of the shop it didn’t look organized and fit in with the rest of the shop.

Thanks for looking,


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#1 posted 01-20-2012 05:55 AM

Now you’ve gone and done it!! LOL! You’ll be at this the rest of the winter..LOL! It is fun though!

Isn’t that the last corner of household and car restoration stuff?? Once you clear that you’ll be 100% woodshop. Quite a transformation from your original garage.

I have great faith in your ingenuity! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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