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Project by AngieO posted 10-16-2014 11:53 PM 2158 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the weekend I decided to make a couple of shop projects. Details about the build over on my LJ’s blog.

All of this project was built from free lumber that I rescued from the burn pile.
Here are some pics.

The empty space.

Building the sides first.

1/2 Plywood for shelves

A spray paint and smaller can storage.

All in place.

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#1 posted 10-17-2014 12:07 AM

Very nice organizational project. Great use of the space. Please don’t let any loose top cans spill on the planer.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#2 posted 10-17-2014 12:52 AM

Getting organized! did you consider dado ing the shelving?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 10-17-2014 01:15 AM

If I cared what it looked like I probably would have done she dadoes. But I wanted something quick and easy. THis was the quickest route. LOL

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#4 posted 10-17-2014 02:55 AM

Great project. Thanks for sharing.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#5 posted 10-17-2014 02:59 AM

And you got a lot of materials stored.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 10-17-2014 05:23 AM

That is really cool. I really like the paint/rattle can storage. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 10-17-2014 09:51 AM

Looking good Angie. There seems to be good ceiling height going by the pictures. Height is handy to conserve space. Well Done!!!!



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#8 posted 10-17-2014 10:27 AM

Nice job. Great use of empty space.

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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#9 posted 10-17-2014 11:57 AM

Good use of space…. One can never have to much room.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#10 posted 10-17-2014 12:16 PM

I especially like the tilted spray can storage, don’t know how many times I have bought a new can only to discover an existing one hiding.

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#11 posted 10-17-2014 01:55 PM

I had some cans of the spray paint (I like rattle can better lol) and all the small cans of finish in one of the doored cabinets. And some finish in the bottom drawer of the planer stand. This was my original storage place till I started getting bigger cans and more.
As I put them on the shelf I realized I had duplicates of a lot of the rattle cans. Plus I noticed I was out of two of the finishes I love. Spray lacquer being one of them.

You may see a lot of Minwax. But what you should be seeing is General Finishes. I don’t mine minwax stain but I prefer General Finishes and I only use the GF poly. Well… I say only… but I’m currently out of the satin.

Thanks for all the comments.

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#12 posted 10-18-2014 11:32 PM

I love it , Angie!!!!!!!!!!!. You beat me to that horizontal rattle can storage!! I have 2 rows of cans welded together and need 36 more 14oz cans to finish it.

I love organizational projects! They sure help you work more efficiently in the shop!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 10-20-2014 11:21 AM

The slanted shelves for the spray bombs is a gr8 idea

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#14 posted 10-20-2014 05:57 PM

Great €paint storage, Angie!

-- God bless, Candy

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