|Forum topic by AngieO||posted 284 days ago||1147 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
284 days ago
So, a week ago marked the deadline for the ex husband to have all of his things out of the garage and house. There was a large freezer and a kitchen table. I won’t miss the freezer as it was plugged in and hadn’t been used. One less drain on my electric bill. I did however use the kitchen table But… now I have some more room to play with.
So here are some old pics of the shop. In this one you’ll see the kitchen table on the left. It’s gone now. But also notice the cabinets in the background. He also brought me back the matching corner cabinet that is hung in the left back corner.
In this pic, you’ll see the freezer. Everything in that corner is gone now. He took freezer and the eurodeck and I moved everything else to my storage garage at work. But this is where I’ve been storing my sheet goods.
The first thing I was thinking is that the bare space above where I’ve been storing my sheet goods is dead space. As I went through some tools and such that I got from my dad’s garage, I found four L brackets. So I decided to hang them on the wall instead of leaving them in the box. I had the other corner cabinet hung in that corner. It doesn’t match exactly… but I’m ok with that. LOL. I also had a little red organizer I got from my dad’s too (which is where I found my hole saws). I decided to put up another french cleat where the chairs were. More dead space. I quickly filled up the rest of the space as well. a plastic table that was folded up now holds some projects and my jigs.
Also, once I got my planer I started planning some wood. I’ve had it stored under my workbench. I took all that wood and put it on the shelves I just hung. Also used that plywood laying against the wall for a shelf. The studs were real weird so it ended up being wider than I wanted. Need to go in and brace it in the middle still. But now I’ve got all the wood up off my workbench and I can use that space for current projects to keep it off my workbench and other work areas.
Here’s how it was…
And here is what it looks like now.
I still have some room to hang some things up next to the red organizer. Not sure what I’ll put there yet. Funny thing… why is it that everytime I start to clean and organize… the shop looks worse than when I started? I still have lots of work to do. But I’m getting there. LOL :)