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Storage units, wood rack for shop organization

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Project by RetiredCoastie posted 1675 days ago 2390 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this project about 3 weeks ago. It began with building these 2 mobile storage units from plans I got from plansnow.com and while I was at it I managed to incorporate a dust collector and a wood rack for small quantities of wood. I even found 2 jointers in the pile you see in the first picture. The storage units were fun to build and they store a lot of stuff and roll smoothly. I only wish I had build 1 extra unit and used casters with toe brakes instead of the brakes that mount to the side of the wheel. Other than that my garage/shop is coming together. Next I’ll build a solid work bench and then it’s base cabinets and work surface with miter saw provisions. 1/4 of the shop organized, 3/4 to go.

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dustyal

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#1 posted 1675 days ago

Very nice units… looks like they will really hold up… by the way, how to you like that Rockler DC I see in the background? I had the catalog open to that page…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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dbhost

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#2 posted 1675 days ago

Added to favorites. I am always looking for shop organization help. This is a really good idea…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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RetiredCoastie

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#3 posted 1675 days ago

I really like the Rockler DC. It works great for one tool at a time but for a small shop it works better than a shop vac and it’s very quiet. Well worth the money. Sorry about the fuzzy pictures, I think my IPhone lens had sawdust on it.

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SteveM

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#4 posted 1675 days ago

Nice job and WHAT a change. Now your task is to fill the place with sawdust and chips.

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RexMcKinnon

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#5 posted 1674 days ago

What a difference. i have seen these plans but I was not sure how practical they really would be. In magazines they are always in the perfect situation. Now you got me thinking they might be good for me. Ah! more work to do.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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boonelumber

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#6 posted 972 days ago

This is one cool idea of keeping stuff in order around the home. Sometimes we just place things anywhere that it affects the organizational system inside the home. For those who have so much things to store, how about considering storage facilities? In this way, you ca avail of storage units that provide you with space where you can keep your things and get them out of the way at home. http://www.south75storage.com

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