Better Use Of Storage Area

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Project by ND2ELK posted 1646 days ago 4809 views 11 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I started planning my shop, I decided to put a storage area next to my cyclone because it was kind of a dead space. My thought was to use it for wood storage but decided to keep all my off fall in the shed just outside the back door. Everytime I wanted to get something out of this area, I had to move stuff out of the way to get at it. I liked the compressor being there but every time I wanted to drain the tank or clean the filter, I had to crawl over the compressor or move it out. To better utilize this area, I put in two pull out bookcases and a pull out platform for the compressor. I have told people, with a small shop, you need to use every available space you have. Hope this might give some people another idea for their shops.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#1 posted 1646 days ago

Working around the cyclone is a problem, this is a great solution. Thanks for posting.

-- JJ

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#2 posted 1646 days ago

Great use of space…on a related note (glaring at my little shop vac) your cyclone fills me with jealous rage :)

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#3 posted 1646 days ago

i really just love your shop…very organized and clean..its a beauty …all finished inside and done just right…good idea on the extra storage..i would say this is a gentleman’s shop for sure…thanks for sharing it with us…inspiring for sure…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 1646 days ago

Looks good, works good, what else ya got up yer sleeve?

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 1646 days ago

Hi Thomas

Just bought a new play toy and will be posting it soon. It is one of those things that you say, Why didn’t I get that a long time ago!

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 1646 days ago

Great set up.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#7 posted 1646 days ago

Good Looking, shop….. Very Good Looking Shop!!!! Can’t wait to see you will show us …. ;)

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 1646 days ago

Tom I don’t know where you get all the ideas but they are some good thanks for posting.

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#9 posted 1646 days ago

excellent use of corner space .

and those side drawers are great !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 1646 days ago

What a beautiful shop, Tom. I envy your organizational skills!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 1646 days ago

Very nice set-up you put together!
Staying ahead of the Joneses.


-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#12 posted 1646 days ago

I’m not sure what else you could do … except … maybe alphabetize everything ;-)

It looks great. Truly great!

-- -- Neil

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#13 posted 1646 days ago

Nice work.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#14 posted 1646 days ago

great use of wasted space… nice “recovery”

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#15 posted 1646 days ago

Organization is like tools…you can never have enough.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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