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Project by RussInMichigan posted 1023 days ago 2928 views 18 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This past spring I reorganized my shed. This included making the door into a dedicated storage rack for many of our outdoor hand tools. As pictured it’s got about thirty tools on it. It was fun to put bring all the tools to one place and watch the floor space open up in the process. Before getting started I added extra gate hinges to the door for extra holding power. The door measures 43” by 94” and is made from 2 X 4’s and a sheet of half inch treated plywood. As the pictures show I made the tool holders from whatever chunks of wood or plywood I had laying around. Stored like this they take up little floor space, and my wife and I don’t need to guess where the tools are or figure out how to untangle one from another.





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MShort

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#1 posted 1023 days ago

Perfect. I need to do this too !!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Ahenry

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#2 posted 1023 days ago

Oh man, I’m totally stealing your idea!

-- If it is to be, it's up to me

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#3 posted 1023 days ago

Good thing for those extra hinges; that door must weigh a lot more now!
Great idea though and everything is right where you can reach it.
All my garden stuff is piled in a corner and it avalanches each time I reach in for something.
Thanks for sharing your idea.

-- Having fun...Eric

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BigDaddyO

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#4 posted 1022 days ago

perfect timing, i just finished a new shed and my next part is to put away all the hand/garden tools. Big Duh moment when i saw your pictures. Now I know just where to put all the bulky light stuff.

Thanks for sharing.

-- www.bigdaddyoworkshop.com

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RussInMichigan

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#5 posted 1019 days ago

BigDaddyO,
I hope it’s useful to you. I had a lot of fun with it.

Best of luck with yours.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 1019 days ago

A wise use of space will always pay off in time saved.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Bertha

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#7 posted 1019 days ago

LOL at “Mr. Sledgy”!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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dbhost

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#8 posted 1019 days ago

Yeah, Mr Sledgy is funny. I also had to make note. Torx screws? Kind of a spendy fastener to use for outdoor tool storage isn’t it?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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RussInMichigan

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#9 posted 1018 days ago

My wife gets a chuckle from “Mr. Sledgy,” too.

dbhost, I used Torx screws for some of the fasteners since they were the last few from a 5 pound box and I wanted to empty the box and reclaim the shelf space.

Have a great one.

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hotbyte

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#10 posted 306 days ago

Nice!

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