I’m going to use this blog to track the changes I make to my shop. It seems like this is going to be a better method rather than updating my shop page .
Also, several of my projects are related to my shop and it will provide some context.
First up is a change to my wood storage. Here is the “before” set up.
You’ll notice that I had to reinforce the supports with some plywood braces to carry weight.
The motivation resulted from a conversation at work. A good friend had some lumber in his barn that had sat for several years and he needed it gone. Turns out it was half a pickup truckload!!
There was maple, cherry, walnut, and even a plank of lacewood. The lumber rack looked well stocked after unloading.
The new supply included a good quantity of cutoffs and short pieces. When that got added to my current inventory, I had an oversupply.
One option would be to burn it – but that was not really an option. So, I needed some organization. An additional plus is that I get to use up some scrap sheet stock! I just designed as I went on this one – adjusting for the material I had on hand and the space available.
A simple weekend project gave me a lot more storage for those shorter pieces.
As time has passes, I still collect short stock faster than I use it up. The bins are close to full now. Time to make some cutting boards I guess ;)
-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive