|Project by MarkTheFiddler||posted 01-16-2014 12:31 AM||1844 views||4 times favorited||18 comments|
Today I’m claiming a huge victory over the utter chaos of my garage. It’s been a four month battle that has taken all of my spare time. I built lofts, Rolling storage shelves (10), bike racks, tool chest toppers and now 4 other items.
Picture 1 through 4 are shots of the garden tool cart. I used mostly scrap and reclaimed lumber. The only new thing here is 2 2X4’s and, Casters and some screws.
I added slots to both sides, top and bottom so the tools wouldn’t have a tendency to bunch up. My old rack did ok but when the tools gathered to one side or the other the whole thing toppled over. My old one didn’t have wheels or a bottom. That meant that where I loaded it up with tools was the place it would stay.
I put my hedge trimmer in the rack but It doesn’t reach the bottom and I didn’t want it swinging around so I added 1 extra slot about half way up the base. If I still had my cruddy old chainsaw. I’d give it an extra high slot
Picture 4 is a self that uses the space under the attic stairs. When the stairs are pulled down, the shelf is out of the way. This piece was made from 100% scraps and reclaimed lumber. It is secured to the wall through the studs.
Picture 5 is a lumber rack I made this past Saturday. I have seen many fine racks built on Lumber jocks but I couldn’t figure out how to secure the rack to the studs with some of the designs. Instead, I just screwed the shelf boards through the back of the wall boards then added inexpensive metal shelf supports. The wall boards are secured to the studs.
Picture 6 is a Frankenstein off cut cart. It has 1 foot deep section and a two foot deep section. I used a bit of cedar fence, and old under the bed drawer and some veneered mdf from the inside structure of a drawer someone had tossed. Once again, I used mostly scraps and recovered materials except for the casters and 3 2X4’s.
Thanks for looking!
-- Thanks for all the lessons!