Wood Storage and Major Shop Clearout/Upgrades (Before/After Pics)

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Project by Lumberpunk posted 04-22-2015 02:33 PM 2507 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just bought my land partners out and moved all the non shop related storage (winter clothes, old kids books etc) out of my shop and figure I doubled my useable space. Finally had some room to build a wood storage rack with a roll out sheet goods rack that is hinged at one end and has inline skate wheels on the other and storage for some wood behind (pics 1 & 2) I have since added a big rack suspended from the ceiling as well.

Pic 3 shows a before pic of my saw and the corner with all the shelves and storage crates, pic 4 shows after clean up with a dedicated space for my scroll saw, better storage at the back, hand tool cabinet, no door on sawhorses and a space to be filled when the new belt/disc sander arrives on friday.

Pic 5 shows more chaos/crates on the other side of the room and pic 6 shows it now with a sharpening station barely visible in the far left, planer storage against the wall and a permanent place for my jointer.

Heading out in the next couple of days to pick up some fir for my new Roubo.

Started the clean out on my 44th birthday and worked my a$$ off for 4 days, two wheelbarrow days and two organizing/building… best birthday present ever?... feel like a new shop! Now to remember where I put everything.

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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Todd Swartwood

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#1 posted 04-22-2015 06:14 PM

Very nice start, it should only get better now.

Have a blessed day, and have some fun making dust, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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#2 posted 04-23-2015 09:20 PM

I like the roll-out sheet goods cart a lot. Right now my sheet goods are just leaned against a wall and are a chore to sort through. I’m also in the middle of a shop renovation, it feels great to improve my working environment and enjoy it afterwords.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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