Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Improved shop storage

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel
    Posts
    5,533

    Improved shop storage

    With the recent upturn in activity in the shop. things were getting a bit messy


    I've got so much stuff on my benchtops that I couldn't find things easily. It was time for a better way to keep my stuff off the floor.

    I've had this mag tape cabinet for awhile, but until today it basically was just taking up floor space.



    Job 1, empty out the tape racks




    I started by building a set of 'free standing' shelves for case storage, Just some two by stock and 3/4 CDX.





    and to keep it from tipping out, I added a brace to the top, which I'd already had cut from an earlier shelf attempt.

    -Ned

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel
    Posts
    5,533
    The cabinet has slots which these brackets fit into:



    I thought about simply cutting a slot across the plywood, but I thought it would be very weak.





    I added a 1x1 with a groove cut in it, and then screwed the shelf to that, and also two screws Up into the 1x1 to lock it in place.


    I also added a cross bar on the 1/2" thick shelves to help if the shelves sag at all. I pocket screwed those to the end bracketts.
    -Ned

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel
    Posts
    5,533
    So, I now have 4 (I could put 6 if I needed more short shelf storage)

    adjustable shelves up top, and two larger 'sturdy' shelves on the bottom



    A few minutes of sorting:



    Now, perhaps the Best part of this cabinet:

    -Ned

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Constantine, MI
    Posts
    7,892
    Too cool!
    Host of the 2017 Family Woodworking Gathering - Sunken Wood

    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk
    www.wrworkshop.com

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Posts
    10,604
    great idea Ned.
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  6. #6
    Outstanding idea Ned. The roll up door is great for the tighter spaces. Using the brackets will make things flexible in the future.
    I'll have to keep an eye out for one of those!

    Wes

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel
    Posts
    5,533
    Quote Originally Posted by Wes Bischel View Post
    Outstanding idea Ned. The roll up door is great for the tighter spaces. Using the brackets will make things flexible in the future.
    I'll have to keep an eye out for one of those!

    Wes

    Wes,
    My father and I used to run a used high tech salvage operation, sort of a high tech sanford & son (and about as comical), We got several of those from the local GE plant when Martin Marietta merged with them, and they closed two plants, moving the operations to a third one in Syracuse. My dad has one this size and another shorter one in his basement in VA.

    The internal dimensions are 77" high, 33.5 width and 16" depth between the tambour rails.
    -Ned

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,020
    Nice job, Ned. I really like the roll-up door.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Posts
    9,077
    Excellent re-use of a high quality cabinet. Too cool.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Schenectady, NY
    Posts
    912
    That'll do nicely Ned. Organization is a beautiful thing.
    Don Orr

    Woodturners make the World go ROUND

Similar Threads

  1. Glenn Bradley made me do it. (Shop storage)
    By Art Mulder in forum Shop Tours
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-05-2013, 12:35 PM
  2. Some additional Shop Storage (AKA The Bunk Bed)
    By Jim Mattheiss in forum Carpentry and Construction
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-05-2012, 12:44 AM
  3. Shop space and storage
    By Rob Keeble in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-10-2010, 07:48 PM
  4. Never enough storage for tools in the Shop/Garage
    By Tom Hoffman in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-09-2007, 04:22 AM
  5. Shop storage
    By Jay Lock in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-14-2007, 09:02 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •