Small utility shelf

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Project by RaggedKerf posted 08-10-2012 08:18 PM 1404 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I needed a shelf in the garage to store the baby monitors—-wait, I mean…to store the Ridgid battery charger for our drill/driver and impact driver…yeah…that’s it…

Seriously, the only time I get to spend in the shop as a stay at home dad/House Commander, is nap time. So, I decided to make a little shelf, plop the baby monitors on it and I could be in business while the kiddos napped. I decided to make it big enough to add the batter charger (since my shop layout is a little strange, I don’t have access to power where my bench will be and I didn’t want to use extension cords all the time…the shelf is above and just to the right of the main outlet in the garage).

This is the result. It’s not typical fine-finished material, just some scrap plywood, aspen and pine (I think), some glue and some drywall screws. It’s a little rough around the edges but hey, it’s a scrap-wood utility shelf and it’s rock solid, so I’m happy. To see more pictures and a detail write up of the construction process, see my blog page about it here : Baby Monitor Shelf.

Thanks for looking!

-- Steve

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#1 posted 08-10-2012 08:36 PM

I’m with you on the nap time! My wife works second shift a lot. Fortunately my daughter goes down at 6:30 like clockwork. I have a very similar shelf with a very similar purpose.


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#2 posted 08-11-2012 11:40 AM

Ha! I knew I wasn’t alone…my wife thought I was crazy to spend all that time for baby monitors when you could just put them on the ground. Then I showed her how the battery charger fit on it too and how nice and organized it could be.

Thanks for stopping by!

-- Steve

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