Shop Notes #4: Loft

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Blog entry by nakamaruchi posted 02-19-2008 05:48 PM 1712 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Small shop has no space except for ….. upwise !

So I made loft-like storage.





I want wide conversion lenz !

This loft made my shop large, clean and comfortable.

And is there anybody who knows why the first picture is enlarged ?

-- Satoru Nakamaru, Japan ---It takes twenty years to make an overnight success. -- And if my English is strange or incorrect, please tell me.

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#1 posted 02-19-2008 05:51 PM

I think that at one time (or sooner rather than later), all shops, even the larger ones will run into a shortage
of usable space. Most can’t build out, so building ‘up’ is a great solution.

-- Still learning everything

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#2 posted 02-19-2008 06:01 PM

Pretty cool.
I made something like that above the are where my big rolling shop door goes when open.
The space above it dead space anyway.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 02-19-2008 06:16 PM

This is a nice use of “dead” space. Too often usable space is overlooked. This would include space over the garage door, between floor joists and toe kicks in cabinets. These areas can provide some much needed space. I am glad to see that you are being creative in your use of space.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-19-2008 09:05 PM

UP is good!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Ethan Sincox

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#5 posted 02-19-2008 09:11 PM

Great use of space, Satoru. I think challenges like that make one appreciate their hobby so much more.

Not sure about the size difference of the photos… I think with Photobucket you can select the size of the image when you upload it. You can change that afterwards, too. Maybe they were loaded at different sizes?

-- Ethan,

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#6 posted 02-20-2008 12:10 AM

Great way to overcome. While I have a bit more room I’ve recently annexed the area above my head as well. Beautiful thing is that I don’t have to step over and around things anymore and I get more done. Great job.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#7 posted 02-20-2008 03:39 AM

Thank you. In Japan we have very small space to live, so we must make all kinds of effort.

Somehow all the picture became the same size while I am unaware . It has shrunk overnight ?

-- Satoru Nakamaru, Japan ---It takes twenty years to make an overnight success. -- And if my English is strange or incorrect, please tell me.

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