Small Shop Storage Solution

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The floor area in my garage workshop was getting to the point where I couldn’t move without constantly stepping over power tools, so I went to Rona yesterday and bought this shelving unit and assembled it. Today I made room against a wall and filled the shelves with power tools and finishing supplies, then I bolted a piece of 1/2” MDF to the side and made a place for my clamps and roller stand. I still have some clutter in another area of the shop, but I have plans of what I’m going to do with that this coming week. I’m determined to get my shop organized very soon with a place for everything. Persistence, persistence!


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#1 posted 01-08-2012 02:24 AM

Good idea. Yes sir, I spend more time trying to make room and organizing then making things it would seem.

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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#2 posted 01-08-2012 05:00 AM

Good job Trev wonderfully organized just the way I like it.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 01-08-2012 05:05 AM

Nicely done, congrats on a great improvement to your shop!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#4 posted 01-08-2012 05:43 AM

Good idea. I have to do something in my shop to get a little better organized. Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 01-08-2012 06:29 AM

I tend to think that we all reach that point where we say okay enough of this and spend a day or two getting our stuff organized. Good way to start the new year. I like the easy clamp racks.

-- Carpe Diem

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#6 posted 01-08-2012 07:42 AM

A work in progress but progress none the less..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 01-08-2012 03:30 PM

Looks great! Nice organization. One thing I’d like to point out, the 1/2” MDF panels in the shelves will sag over time with weight. I have the same shelving in my garage and had to replace two of the MDF panels with 3/4” plywood.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#8 posted 01-08-2012 04:14 PM

Super, thats what I’m going to do, when I get a-round-tuit.

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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#9 posted 01-08-2012 04:47 PM

Nice idea, theft is right though. Might want to take his advice. Great job.

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#10 posted 01-08-2012 05:33 PM

Hi thelt. Actually the shelves have a metal support runnng accross the centre from front to rear.


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#11 posted 01-08-2012 06:12 PM

OK, I got mine at Lowe’s. Must be a different brand.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#12 posted 01-08-2012 07:05 PM

This might help you win a battle but the war for space is never ending. I acctualy got this plan for a Xmas gift and is on my todo list along with reorganizing my shop.

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#13 posted 01-08-2012 07:37 PM

Been thinking of doing the same for my shop – looks great, I like the addition of MDF on the side.

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#14 posted 01-08-2012 08:37 PM

Looks great, congrats!
I’m sure the space gained is worth every penny and minute spent on the shelf and side panel.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#15 posted 01-09-2012 01:22 AM

Great job!! Nothing like having a place for things.

-- Adrift(Don Higgs) Galveston, Tx.

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