I have been working in this shop over the last couple of years, aquiring new tools as the projects demand and the budget allows. I have been lurking about to see what others are doing with their attached 2 car garages. I have thought that a seperate building would be the great way to go, but having it in here allows me to go in and out frequently and the other family members as well. Big drawback would be letting my wife park in there (and she would say getting saw dust all over her car!). I may buy her a remote starter ...
Anyways, my garage is 18' wide and 19' deep. Seems kinda small for the type, but I think it is common to our builder (we live in a typical suburb). I have 2 roll up doors. This allows me to keep part of it hidden while the other door is up. The side closest to the entry door is where we park the car during the winter Months. The rest of the time I use it as an assembly/multiple purpose area. The other half I keep all the stuff in. The front half is where the workbech and tools are -
The back half is where I keep all the wood. Currently I have been standing the stock on end and in a devider type system. Has worked ok, the price was right (free) and this current version is the second one I have made.
I have always wanted to store it all on a horizontal rack, and I have decided that now is the time. This is the basic idea of how I want to set up this outer wall -
I have a chop saw and a portable stand to put in the middle, the lumber and roll around cut off bins on the right, and the roll around tools on the left. I have started to make the rack and will be using all the scrap I have been keeping (read: pack rat). Quite often I come across free stuff and I can't turn it down. So, I can use up this stuff and improve the shop too. Win/Win !
The rack will be something like this drawing I made and there will be four of them.
So far I have made the support arms -
and all the middle spacer pieces -
The arms have a 1 deg back cut to tip them up slightly. The wall stanchions will be made of 3/4 ply and 2x4 blocks as spacers. All the 2x4's have been flattened out and sized to 1 1/4 x 3". I'll put in 4 screws to anchor them to the wall. After that I have another stud to tie them to the ceiling as well.
Now that the arms are done, I will start on the stanchions.
More to come ...