This week I got started on the shop projects. After the kitten attack and moving most of my shop outside (stuff to be trashed is in the driveway, stuff to save is in the side yard), I’ve started work on some shop storage projects. Turns out I’ve got a lot of junk in the shop so I have thrown a bunch of trash out and have more to get rid of but still a of useful stuff I want to keep.
That is the one big problem in my shop – effective storage. That is a place to store things in an organized and ease to get to manner. I need places to store parts, works in process, lumber and all my tools. The first project I am working on is some pullout shelves for under my outside work bench. I’ll use these small tools, screws, nail, finishing supplies and so on. I’ll put doors on it to keep out dust and kittens.
Here are a few pictures of the state of things:
So far the biggest help to my messy shop problem has been admitting that some things I’ll just never use. I’ve taken what I can to the thrift store or sent to recycling but there is stuff that is just stored garbage and that filled up my trash can this week. Even with all that, I still have a lot of material left to deal with. I plan on using up as much what is left on the storage projects. After the shelves are done, I’ll move on to a new inside lumber rack for new materials and improvements on the outside lumber rack where I store my scraps and “recycled” materials. Yeah, that’s it – I don’t have junk, I am a wood recycler.
If you need me – I’ll be in the shop