Now I may have mentioned this before, but my collection of DIY, automotive, and woodworking books, magazines, and other misc publications is gobbling up space in the house, and not really where I need it. So a bit of inspiration came my way, and I decided to build a bookshelf for the shop, sideways, and mount it to the ceiling. Yeah floor space is priceless, but I have ceiling space that is unused…
So today, after work assuming everything has dried out enough, you see it rained like crazy here last night, but I digress, after work today, I head over to the BORG and pick up another 4×8 sheet of their “cabinet grade” sanded plywood that I have been building so many shop projects out of… The idea is a 16”x16”x6’ open sided box, with 2 dividers. Construction will be simple locking rabbets, glue and screws, and the entire thing will be painted high gloss white to avoid darkening up the shop any.
Attachment is going to be directly through the panels / drywall into the studs with 3” #12 screws with fender washers to spread the load over a wider area. Not the prettiest, but plenty stout.
It’s not much of a project to brag about, but it IS something that desperately needs to get done in order to provide storage for my stuff, and to buy some peace at home about where certain items are stored. Not to mention the next owner of the house might just like having a bit of overhead storage in the garage as I do NOT plan on taking this one with me. (However my clam shell cabinets are darned sure coming with me when I go!)
Will keep y’all posted on the progress…
Still looking for local help to install the sub panel / circuits and do the rock / insulation work… Any suggestions for how a not quite rich guy can get this done?
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