Wednesday Woodworking – Shelf

We’re starting to get a bit warmer weather here – just above 50 with sunny skies today.  That means I’ve been able to get into the workshop to do a few things.  I built these shelves from wood I salvaged from various demolition projects around the new house and garden.

Not pretty, but functional:

A new storage area complete with the tools used to build it.

Next I’ll start moving some things here to free up space so I can build shelving on the other side of the shop.  My shop shed is still on order and hopefully will arrive next month.  Once that is here, I’ll really be able to get moving on my woodworking projects.

But for now the shop looks like this:

Current state of the shop. Look, open floor!!!

That’s it for this week.

If you need me, I’ll be in the shop.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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17 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – Shelf

  1. To thine own shelf be true, Andrew. 😉

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  2. Christi says:

    Oooh, I’m impressed with the bare floor! The shelves too, of course. Good job!

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  3. It doesn’t look too bad. I just started following your posts, so I am late to the party. It will be interesting to see how everything gets laid out in the end. I find that in my shop I have very little ‘open’ space. I have a couple of enclosed cabinets, a toolbox, a long work table, and nothing at all on the walls. I have a roll-up shade instead of a curtain at the window. I find that this is the easiest way to keep things clean if that is important to you. I like working in a neat and clean environment. I feel that with less clutter, there is less chance of accidents because you are watching what you are working on instead of trying to avoid the clutter. That works for me, anyway.

    I also do not buy into the phrase, “A clean shop is not a productive shop.” With the setup I have (as described above) I just take about five minutes after each session to run the shop vac over everything and tidy up. That way the next day I walk into a work environment that is clean and pleasant. Everything is where it should be and I don’t waste time looking fo things. Those five minutes – no matter how tired I am – actually save me hours. Anyone who sees what I make in a day knows I am productive.

    It will be exciting to see your shop develop. I love seeing what works for others. I think our shops are like our computers – personal and tuned into our own needs. I love your shelves. 🙂

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    • And when I said, “It doesn’t look too bad”, I meant that it looks really nice. I meant that as a compliment. For where you are at in the development of it, it looks really organized and good. 🙂

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    • It will work as a shelf, and that’s the most important thing. I moved to this house a few months ago so most of my shop is still in boxes. For me “clean” is really about controlling the dust and being able to find the tool I need. My workspaces tend to look cluttered, but I know where stuff is which is the important part. There’s going to be a lot more shop work as spring rolls in. The big chance will be next month when my out building arrives.

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  4. Dave says:

    I agree with Diane. If you hadn’t critiqued your new build I would’ve said, “nice shelves”!

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  5. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    Wonderful 🙂

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  6. lifelessons says:

    Ah, makes me nostalgic for Bob’s studio.

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  7. It’s getting there – how exciting! And I happen to think that sturdy, functional (not to mention ‘built for free from salvaged materials’) shelves are intrinsically “pretty”. 😉

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