|Project by tyvekboy||posted 12-22-2013 04:40 PM||3472 views||10 times favorited||36 comments|
Dec 22, 2013
What do you do with a 4 inch metal pole in the middle of your shop.
You turn it into an asset.
I started by making some wooden clamp blocks to attach to the pole. When put together they measure 6 inches X 6 inches. That square knotch was intended to run romex down the side of the pole but wasn’t needed.
I picked a spot on the pole and used long lag screws to clamp them to the pole.
Then I built around the wooden clamp blocks. I added a place to put my cordless phone and electric pencil sharpener. That box protruding from the left side is a place to hold my iPad.
Above the phone and pencil sharpener I installed an outlet because both of the above items requires power. I also added cord wraps above and below the outlet to store the excess cords.
To the outlet I added this neat plug-in that leaves you with 3 grounded outlets and 2 USB charging ports.
To this I can plug the phone charger, pencil sharpener. I can also recharge my iPad and iPod at the same time. The iPod has a place to safely rest beneath the outlet while being charged.
The iPad pocket bottom is lined with blue camping foam. The other side of this box doesn’t have anything as of yet.
On the side opposite the phone/pencil sharpener/outlet is another panel screwed to the wooden clamp blocks. On this I keep my TV remote and the remote for my Jet air cleaner. They are attached with velcro sticky tabs. I also have a place to hang my ear protection that also has a radio built in.
There you have it … a valuable and very convenient asset for the Man Cave.
Other things you may want to add to this are bottle openers, pencil holders, etc. The possibilities are endless.
Expanding on this idea, you could just put 2 or 3 clamp blocks on a pole and attach 3/4 inch plywood to it on all sides. Then you could go crazy attaching all kinds of stuff like a place to hang aprons or hats, coat, etc.
Comments and questions welcomed.
Thanks for looking.
-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA