|Project by emetric||posted 09-26-2010 04:59 AM||5762 views||13 times favorited||9 comments|
It has been 142 days since my last project post and I haven’t built a blessed thing since but boy it feels good to be building something! OK so I have been trying to organize my shop (also referred to as my garage by the wife) and I have realized a few things. One of those things is that discarded kitchen cabinets are a horrible choice for shop storage and that storing clamps on a wall are a huge waste of a lot of space. So I have been looking at pics of other people’s shops in hopes of finding some direction in what seems like the impossible mission of organizing my shop. I came across a few clamp racks and I also took note of some on wall methods as well. So this is what I came up with. Mine has enough room for all of my clamps (I think I found them all) with a little room for growth. I also incorporated a bank of drawers from a full sized design study for another project. I put my small compressor on the bottom and I intend to add peg board to the end of this unit to hang my nail guns. There is also a tray above the bank of drawers to hold my air compressor accessories (it is currently filled with the tools that I used to build the rack). I added a small power strip as well. I don’t know what I am going to do with the drawer storage yet but you can never have too much drawer storage in a shop. I was looking to purchase one of these style racks but the cheapest I could find would have cost nearly $200, mine cost about $25 (not counting stuff I already had). I guess if I had to buy everything it would have been closer to $50. This one is made of construction grade 2×3s, a few dowels and plywood sheathing. As always thanks for looking and feel free to to leave a comment.
-- "One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it." Master Oogway