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Thread: Never enough storage for tools in the Shop/Garage

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    Smile Never enough storage for tools in the Shop/Garage

    After attending a Waterloo Ia Woodworkers Tour of Shops meeting last August and SWMBO commenting "Why can't your shop look nice and neat like those other shops?" (I knew it was a mistake to take her to the meeting) We came up with a fix for the clutter problem.







    They are made using plain BCX for the cases, maple with some figure in it for the face frames, and Birch Plywood for the doors. All were painted white inside and several coats of Marine Spar Polyurethane for the doors and face frames. SWMBO kept saying. Its just for a garage, its just for a garage, its just a garage.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomHoffman View Post
    SWMBO kept saying. Its just for a garage, its just for a garage, its just a garage.......
    I've heard that one a few times myself.

    Nice job on the cabinets!
    I would have a hard time remembering which cabinet was which.
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    Watch your step, I'm Drooling on the floor......

    I have slobbered myself and may surcome to great dispare as I want some in my garage (why we call it a garage when a car never sleeps there)....

    Thanks, I think, for the post.....

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    Bruce, I know what you mean, I have to open a lot of doors to find what I want, I am getting better at remembering where stuff is. They were very satisfying to complete and to start to fill with "stuff".

    Tom....

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    thats alot of fillun the bud but they turned out real ni8ce i agree i would get lost lookun for the tools... wasnt good at concentration either.. could name them like we had in school shop.
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    Don Taylor is offline Former Member (by the member's request)
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    Looks great to me!

    I would get some of those little brass or gold colored
    windowed holder thingies and label what's in each one.

    DT

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    Wow! Big project - figuratively and literally! That should do well for a long time. Nicely done.

    Wes

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    I'm with Don about the labels, save you some searching time

    VERY nice job, and while it may only be a "Garage" it's YOUR Garage
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    I wouldn't call that a fix-------I would call it a major overhaul.

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    Nice solution.

    Which cabinet houses your table saw?

    joe

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