|Project by bondogaposis||posted 02-23-2014 10:27 PM||1009 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
I had a problem. A few years ago I moved my finishing area out of my shop to my basement. I can’t afford to heat my shop 24/7 and therefore I needed a warm place for finishing in the winter. So I threw an old door on a pair of saw horses and that worked great for a while. Then I started acquiring finishes and dye and started mixing my own concoctions and then there is glue, solvents, paint, etc., etc. pretty soon I had no where to set projects on that door due all of the various cans of stuff. I needed that work surface back. The solution was to make the Woodworking for Mere Mortals paint cart. I modified it to include doors w/ storage as well and I borrowed that concept from the WWMM’s wall cabinet. The entire cart was made from some horribly rough construction grade plywood scraps that sat in a garage w/ leaky roof for 30 or more years. I was gifted it and luckily the plywood is exterior grade and while it looks rough it still was holding together really well. I also used a plastic laminate scrap for the top that I got at Habitat for Humanities Home ReSource store. Pretty much all of the materials were destined to the burn pile except for the hardware and that didn’t cost much and solved my problem.
My finishing space went from this
-- Bondo Gaposis