|Forum topic by AngieO||posted 11-10-2014 03:22 PM||1119 views||0 times favorited||23 replies|
11-10-2014 03:22 PM
Hello LJ’ers!!! It’s a beautiful Monday morning in Southern Indiana. And yes… I can say that about a Monday morning for two reasons… 1) I don’t have to go into work till noon. and 2) I have a glorious thing called coffee (just recently started drinking coffee).
Anyhow… I’ve been cleaning and organizing my shop like crazy. BUT… I get distracted by projects or by picking up a load of rescued lumber (yep… that’s my term… not a hoarder… I’m a wood rescuer :). So my shop has been a total wreck. Not just messy… it got to the point where it was not safe to work and there was just no room. So I’ve been doing LOTS of organizing. The first thing I did was realize that I had too much stuff that wasn’t essential in my shop. I am fortunate enough to have a storage garage that is about two minutes from my house. It’s nice and big and I have been storing my overstock lumber and other things from my home there (like Christmas decorations).
Two weeks ago my daughter and I built these. It was a lot of fun and a great time of bonding for me and my daughter.
So this past week I built a lumber rack for the garage. I needed a place to store all this lumber I’m rescuing. I will share more photos once I get them uploaded but here’s a sneak peak. LOL
So yesterday we removed as many things as we could from the shop in my truck and took a load over to the garage. It gave me the room I needed to start getting the shop under control.
After an hour of clean up I decided that I needed to go inside and search for a shop project to make. See… I’ve never had a radio in my shop. Even though it’s almost been two years. And it seems like when I have my music playing… things just go smoother. I usually use my iPhone but it runs down the battery pretty quickly and… more importantly… it’s a distraction because I am then very aware of all the alerts coming in. So.. I put out a request to my friends on Facebook and asked if anyone had an old radio they’d like to get rid of. The next day.. I had a new to me late 80’s or early 90’s radio on my porch. I LOVE having music going. It just makes things go smoother. Don’t know why.. just does.
So now… I need a place to put it. I know… all that ^^^^^ to get to the point. I have this radio and I need a place to put it. I found the perfect spot. There is a space right when I walk in the door. Its above the electric panel and is the perfect size. Not really useful space for much of anything. But I can’t just throw a shelf up there. I’m limited on room. So I decided I wanted to use a french cleat shelf like I’ve seen before. Only… I don’t remember where I seen it.
Off to Pinterest with a cup of coffee I go. It’s my go to place for ideas (other than LJ’s). The thing is… I suck at searching the projects on LJ’s. I don’t know why. I just do. So if I have a limited amount of time I go to Pinterest. Which lead me to my question. Since woodworking is primarily a male dominated hobby/craft… do many men use it to share their work? I know Jay Bates does. Maybe Steve Ramsey.. but I don’t know if any others do. Recently I started pinning things from LJ’s to my Pinterest boards so that I can find them easy.
So do you guys use Pinterest? If so, do you share your work or just look for inspiration?
I went to Pinteret and searched “french cleat storage”. BAM… immediately got the hit I wanted. There’s the shelf I want to build.
See the little black tool box with red shelves? I want to build a shelf like that for my radio. That way the cleat is at the top of the space.
BTW… the link to that pic is http://thesuburbanwoodworker.com/organize/french-cleat-storage-how-to/
So… Guess what I’m making today??? :)