Tool Shelving with a Victorian Twist

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Forum topic by basswood posted 01-11-2014 12:49 AM 4125 views 2 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-11-2014 12:49 AM

These are the tool shelves in the work trailer for my business. Just for fun the brackets are patterned after some I have made for Victorian buildings. The brackets are only part of the system though and some of you might like something like this for shop use.

I made it so the shelves lift out (if I need the space for cargo hauling). They drop over pairs of cleats that are also slotted for slat wall fixtures.

The shelves are bored for wire cages that keep the tools organized and in place. They can be easily moved around for different arrangements. The wire retainers allow everything to be seen, rather than enclosed in cabinets.


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#1 posted 01-11-2014 01:23 AM

you just inspired me for my shop rebuild. Always wanted to think of ways to utilize the space above the garage door track and the windows and this looks like a great way to store things.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#2 posted 01-11-2014 03:53 AM

The shelves have a cleat at the back that fits over the rails mounted on spacer blocks, if that makes sense.

It went together pretty fast, then again I have a good helper.


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#4 posted 01-11-2014 06:17 PM

Great shelving idea, and I really like that furry helper/hindrance you have.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 04-04-2016 07:49 PM

This is great!!! Where did the wire bins come from?

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#6 posted 04-05-2016 03:14 AM

Nice project – like the cleat system..and great helper!!

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