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Small shop needed storage...so I looked up

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Project by airfieldman posted 151 days ago 1429 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like so many of you, my small shop (small, single car garage) has limited storage space. The first thing I had done was to hang some extra large shelves (which you van see in use at the top of pic #2). Then I had built a basic cabinet for supplies (not shown). This became so cluttered (hence it not being pictured) that I had to do something.

So I built a swing away shelving unit. I believe this to be pretty unique. I had a dickens of a time deciding how to keep it in the up position, so I called on my best “out-of-the-box thinker”...my wife. The third and fourth picture was what she came up with. A lot better than the rope and pulley contraption that was going through my head.

It’s basic, it’s ugly, and it’s perfect for me!

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.





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TRYPHON974

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#1 posted 151 days ago

That’s ingenious!

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drbyte

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#2 posted 151 days ago

Very nice solution to a problem in every shop! But from past experience I can most definitely tell you that liquids stored on their sides will most likely become a problem. Even spray cans! Better for dry goods, tools, other supplies!

-- Dennis, WV

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#3 posted 150 days ago

Necessity breeds some cool and unique ideas.

-- Pat-Indianapolis

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#4 posted 150 days ago

This will be a great organizational addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#5 posted 150 days ago

Dayum your wife sure is smart lol.Very nice and way to solve a problem with a simple solution . Not simple in having to think it up, construct it and make it all work!

-- Pie

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#6 posted 150 days ago

Good thinking great idea.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 150 days ago

Good on your wife for the idea. If it becomes difficult to open the carabiners while trying to hold up the shelf, you could consider some “S” hooks available at the big box stores. They might be easier to unhook.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#8 posted 150 days ago

Great solution, good job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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