The next challenge for the shop was my workbench (and the area around it)
It seems like it is always piled with stuff. Not only that, the shelf underneath is just a heap. I have to dig to find something and it is a restructuring project to add any thing to it.
Also, I have another heap of stuff piled at the end.
I need more space (I know – another solution is less stuff, but I’m not ready to go there). The cabinet is sitting in the middle of a really big wall (at least its big compared to the cabinet.
On the adjacent wall there is just enough room for the cabinet.
After a bunch of measuring, I have a new mount for the french cleat.
Note that I am losing a power outlet. Adding a power strip more than makes up for that. I also added a hole to feed the power cord for my old stereo in from the top. I trimmed the new frame with some scrap mahogany plywood. You can see the top part that is not fastened down yet.
And then I can mount the cabinet. It fits much better there! Now when the doors open, they only cover a window instead of possible storage space.
The last step is to mount the power strip. Take a scrap of plywood, trim it, mount the power strip and fasten it to a stud.
I still have piles of stuff, but now I have an empty wall…
-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive