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how i save space in my shop #2: organizing my shoebox shop

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Blog entry by emart posted 05-26-2011 06:27 AM 2531 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: my planer jointer Part 2 of how i save space in my shop series Part 3: one can never have enough storage »

for those that have seen my shop it is immediately apparent that space and organization is not easy in my 10×10 shed. the terms 10 lbs in a 3 lb bag come to mind

for the longest time i have been wanting to put up a decent sized pegboard in my shop but as always space was a problem. i have 2 smaller plastic ones near my RAS but that just isnt enough anymore now that my machines have displaced several of my storage cabinets. in the back i originally had a small set of shelves that barely held anything. if you look at the pics of my shop you can see it behind my bandsaw.

now i have finally gotten around to building the solution i desperately needed. basically it is like a pegboard cabinet built into the framing of my back wall. the doors open to reveal another pegboard behind them. i have essentially put an entire sheet of pegboard into the same space as half of a sheet. i know there are similar pegboard configurations out there but once again my little space made them useless.

details: the inner pegboard has 3 inches of depth for storage which can handle a lot of the clutter and each half is 4 ft by 2 ft with 2 folding doors on each side (essentially 8 1ft panels put together) i still have to put in the final door but i cant until i find somewhere to put the bicycles. im actually planning on adding onto my shed eventually to solve some of the space issues but thats a ways down the road

well enough of that here are the pics:
yeah the panels arent lined up very well but since its in my shop i dont care

the one downside is that i can only open 1 center door at a time but i figure that is a decent trade off for what i have

without the hooks the project cost me about $50-$60 including the hinges which were 12” piano hinges i cut down for this
the best thing is that the wood for the doors came was salvaged from my old shelves. i finally found a use for those awful shelves

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/



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#1 posted 05-26-2011 06:29 AM

Looks

like a

great start

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#2 posted 07-06-2011 04:03 PM

Looks good.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 01-08-2013 05:13 PM

Good idea. I might have to work it into my plans for my little 8×8

-- I'm just me.

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