I have been totally re-doing one of my fathers old workshops.
What one would call a full woodshop.
Aprox size 24×20. Ceiling height at one end is 14 ft, pitches down to about 10ft.
Major issue right now is storing materials up and out of the way.
Searched around online/on here, found a couple of cool ideas for shelves built with very little in the way of materials.
This will be a hybrid of the two.
On the wall that is 14 ft tall, I made 3-6ft long “shelf supports”
They are 2×4s laminated together with glue and screws with 5/8” plywood.
You leave a pocket wherever you want to make a shelf, the soze of a 2×4.
In my case I angled the pockets 5 degrees upward. This keeps round things from rolling, and seems to also focus the load more on the uprights, rather than the shelves.
Also the shelves are removeable they just sit in the pockets a nice friction fit, really I could have added more, as many on here have, but I ran out of 2×4’s and was trying to use materials I had on hand.
For the upper shelves I just used 2×4’s cut to about 16” total, and the lower ones I used scraps from the 5/8” plywood laminated with some 1/4” luan in between and they ended up being 24” long total.
In the spaces I between where the lumber is now I plan on drilling 1/2” holes for some round bar, angled 5 degrees and I can store even more stuff.
Lag Bolted each upright 4 times. drilled a countersunk hole with a forstner bit and pilot hole through the upright into the stud. They are on 32” centers.
I left enough space below to store 4ft wide sheet goods.
SO far so good, I put ALOT of heavy PT lumber on the top shelf just to be a sadist and see what happens.
the rest of what is on there is fairly heavy as well.
This isnt even half of the stock that I have right now, so more of the same will liekly go on the wall to the left up high to preserve floorspace.
Below is my drop zone, all the small bits and random pieces of sheet stock all placed on a 14 foot high series of shelves re-purposed from their former life as storage for cardboard boxes.
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