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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 02-05-2013 04:07 AM 2003 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like all of us I have more stuff than I can get off the floor or a table. No matter how large of a shop one has it is NEVER enough room. With this in mind and a constant clutter of pen supplies in drawers I needed for other things I found an unused section of my shop that begged me to make good use of. My only issue, the shop vacuum tubing that was right in the middle of this prime real estate. By creatively working around this with some clever support arms I was able to make this six foot long shelf that for the moment gives me room to move my pen supplies and take advantage of some much needed space. For what a week I might have room on all my tables to work? Maybe, that is the plan anyway. Using scrap wood from a work site close to my job I found two decent pieces of #2 pine. Rather than paint I simply covered them in clear poly but to add some flair stained the supports. Took me a few hours to make, but a week to finally finish and install. If this inspires you it is not my fault you knocked out a wall and took space in the kitchen. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#1 posted 02-05-2013 04:34 AM

Great use of space!!!!! Nice job…. I love storage projects

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 02-05-2013 05:01 AM

This man can do more with scrap wood than I ever thought about. Good job.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#3 posted 02-05-2013 01:00 PM

Nice job! Never enough storage, well done.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 02-05-2013 01:53 PM

I hope it wasn’t you that smoked all those cigars…if it was I’m envious lol

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#5 posted 02-05-2013 02:00 PM

Sweet idea. It wouldn’t work for me but that kitchen wall thing . . . now THAT’S an idea.

:( The boss says no. (walking away kicking at the sawdust).


-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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#6 posted 02-06-2013 12:51 AM

great job.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 02-10-2013 11:36 PM

Nothing like a good cigar, notice we have zero No Smoking signs in the shop. My shop, my rules. LOL.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 02-11-2013 04:47 PM

That’s a lot of good organizing. It always helps in the long run.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#9 posted 03-23-2013 05:16 AM

Great job, and loved the braces. Cant never have enough storage, at least o
in my shop anyway. LOL Semper Fi, Hoss

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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