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Project by Bureaucrat posted 05-29-2010 07:31 AM 3341 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In my small shop, floor space is at a premium so I built this wall system. Storage brackets start at 56” off the ground so that I can store sheet goods below the dimensional lumber. Electrical outlets were installed to be above the sheet goods and below the brackets. The system is lighter than many I’ve seen on LJ but I don’t keep a lot of wood, so I think this will work out.

The brackets are movable by pulling the dowels and repositioning the bracket and re-doweling.

All of the material used in the construction of this project except fasteners was recycled. The uprights and main supports in the brackets were red cedar ballisters from a deck I tore down about 10 years ago. All of the triangular bracing for each bracket came from dumpster diving at construction sites (running low on this). The pine shelf is a couple of selves I joined with pocket screws, they came out of an old bookcase.
The dowels came from an old wine rack that I had from the 70’s.

Incidentally, the pink hue is from my lights, I didn’t paint anything pink!

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#1 posted 05-29-2010 07:42 AM

Great idea for adjustable shelving. I’d be happy to have that in my shop.

-- Daniel -

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#2 posted 05-29-2010 10:17 AM

Hey Gary,
Good strong design…well done.

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#3 posted 05-29-2010 02:15 PM

Good idea. I need to do something like that as well.

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#4 posted 05-29-2010 05:34 PM

Good shef system Gary adjustable is a good thing.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 05-29-2010 05:49 PM

Neat idea.

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#6 posted 05-30-2010 02:57 AM

Great idea and what a space saver and/or maker

-- Norman

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#7 posted 05-30-2010 05:47 PM

i love it…all of it…but hearing about the materials makes it even better…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 05-31-2010 08:10 AM

Looks good Gary. Nice & neat

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 06-01-2010 03:46 AM

Nice idea Gary.
I need to do something like this – and fast.
My lumber stocks are taking over the world.

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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#10 posted 06-03-2010 09:12 PM

Looks like a great system Gary.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 08-20-2010 05:58 AM

I wish I was half as organized, nice work.


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#12 posted 10-14-2010 07:25 AM

You ever right about space being at a premium in a small shop. I love the adjustability!

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