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Project by lycilph posted 1216 days ago 2379 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I’ve been running out of reliable storage space for a while now. I’ve been a big fan of the workshop hutch Norm built on the New Yankee Workshop but I’m not too keen on the base as the shed gets infested with mice every year. So I mounted it to the wall with a french cleat. Turns out my shed wall is bent too.

The joinery is pocket holes and biscuits. Next time I’ll forgo the biscuits and just pocket hole the lot. Painting the back really lightens up the shelves too.

Due to limited supply of materials in outback Australia I had to make do with structural plywood. Not the best but it is strong enough.

You can see the earlier models sitting on the floor. I’ll mount them on the other walls of the shop to increase the storage again. You can also see my Norm copied saw horses underneath the hutch, just in case it falls down overnight.

-- Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the weaponry to make the difference





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michaeljohn

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#1 posted 1216 days ago

Good Job. You are right the white background makes finding shelf items easier.
I did that with one of my cabinets.

-- Mike, Aptos, Calif.

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lycilph

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#2 posted 1216 days ago

Thanks, Mike. I’m hesitant to put anything in there for fear of marking the shelves.

-- Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the weaponry to make the difference

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Moron

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#3 posted 1216 days ago

sweet

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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workerinwood

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#4 posted 1216 days ago

Nice job!! Never enough storage space.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Todd Thomas

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#5 posted 1216 days ago

looks good, almost to nice to fill up, lol….....yes the more space you have the more stuff/tools you can buy to fill it up…..well done

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 1216 days ago

Nice work! Looks great and will be filled up quickly I’m sure.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Tedstor

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#7 posted 1215 days ago

I think the the plywood looks right at home in that project. And the white background is a fantastic feature. I constantly browse the LJ projects for ideas to add to my own “to do” list. This shelf got fast tracked to the top five.

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mcjibbin

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#8 posted 1215 days ago

Very nice! I definitely need one of these…

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lycilph

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#9 posted 1206 days ago

Thanks for the comments guys. I added a simple lumber rack to the bottom of the shelf which works pretty well for my small off-cuts pile. If i can figure out how to add another photo i’ll do it.

-- Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the weaponry to make the difference

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