|Project by MayflowerDescendant||posted 10-16-2010 10:56 AM||13911 views||24 times favorited||19 comments|
Utilization of our woodworking space and adequate storage, are two issues most of us struggle with. In my case, I wanted to leverage the space / height above my garage door (approximately 24-inches). After allowing for adequate clearance of the garage door hardware, roller and spring mechanisms, the shelf sits about 12-inches from the ceiling.
The shelf itself is 1/2-inch birch ply, 22-inches deep by 13-feet across (two sections of 6’ 6”). It is trimmed in fir (about 1 and 1/2 inch wide to create a lip top and bottom), with three coats of Helmsman, Indoor/Outdoor, Semi-Gloss, Spar Urethane.
For the hardware, I used Lee Valley’s Heavy-Duty Shelving System (white, double-slotted, powder-coated), 24-inch standards (Product # 17K36.02) and 19-inch Double-Brackets (Product # 17K37.19).
For storage bins, I hunted around and found medium size, flip-top storage containers (at Home Depot) that measure 9-inches deep, 12-inches wide and 18-inches long. There are 13 of them, across the 13-feet of shelving. I keep everything from various finishing supplies (brushes, steel wool, gloves, etc.) to extra dust collector bags in them – all that STUFF you need and is / “was” piled up on my various work surfaces. No longer!
-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada