Yes, I am still in the can and still trying to work things out. Storage, electrical and such.
I have wanted to update the blog, but have not had a lot to say at the moment. Mainly because I wanted to have a solution to some of my issues rather than just telling you I am still working at it.
But all I really have right now is that I am still working at it. So let me tell you a little about what has failed thus far in relation to trying to hang some upper cabinets or storage.
I first tried to use construction glue to attach straps to the walls and then the plan was to attach the cabinets to those straps. Well, as I said, that was the plan. The plan quickly fell apart. I tried several different construction adhesives, too many to list. All said they would bond wood to metal. I can not really explain what possessed me to try this approach. That’s it! I was possessed! Seriously it was just me trying to avoid drilling holes into the walls, then having ensure that no water would leak into the shop. As the glue seems to have issues with the changing temperatures of the metal. Which I find strange considering, this is how I hung some pretty hefty florescent lights from the ceiling with no problems.
I am quickly coming to the realization that drilling holes into the walls to secure suitable mounts may be my only real solution.
Although, I have thought of simply gluing some sheet rock to the walls; then, putting anchors into the sheet rock and hanging the cabinets from there. But I really do not have good feelings about that either.
The more I think about it, the more I think I should just get some self tapping screws and coat the threads in silicone before using thing them to mount a strap to the wall and then hang the upper cabinets from there. I will tell you that this pretty much is the plan for running the conduit for the electrical, using self tapping screws to secure the conduit clamps to the walls.
Well that will have to be it for now.
I do promise to post some pictures soon.
Warmest Regards from inside the CAN.
-- The Man in the Can, Craig M. North Carolina