When I posted the Intro and Shop Tour video, I had some plans on how I could improve the shop. Since that video, I’ve been able to do a few things in the shop to get things further organized. I thought now might be a good time to share some of those updates.
The French Cleat wall is a bit more populated, with still room to grow.
Remember that ugly blue-green pegboard? It was there when we moved into the house almost 10 years ago. It was hung poorly and was not all that stable. It’s now gone. I framed out a section for some better, more stable pegboard space.
When doing the new pegboard section, I did a small “L” shaped piece that takes advantage of what would otherwise be wasted space.
As part of the new framing for the pegboard, I reserved a section to the right for hardware storage. This section ties into the MDF storage shelf framing for added stability. I also added some pegs to the MDF unit to store rolls of tape.
Another view of the hardware storage section. I turned the light off for less glare. There is a shelf at the top for miscellaneous hardware. Underneath that are speakers and my Kreg jig on a peg (grey case). Next to the right speaker I built a small holder for my smartphone, so I can listen to music, podcasts, or audio books while in the shop. Underneath this are a few rows of hanging containers for screws and nails. I also have miscellaneous hardware in the black cases next to the small subwoofer, along with some more storage in the red drawer unit. Sitting on a couple of 2×4’s on the floor is a bin where I keep rags.
The small partition next to the table saw now has some storage. There are three hanging bins that hold extra hex keys and wrenches for the tools, as well as accessories for the Grr-ripper you see hanging on the pegboard portion. Also seen on the pegboard are the other accessories.
2 thoughts on “Shop Updates Since The Video Tour”
Looks great, Jim. How do you handle dust in all those open containers?
Thanks Dyami. Basically I just try to control the dust as much as possible. I have enough extra dust collection hose that I can run to that half of the shop to collect as much as I can at the source. The air filter I have also does a pretty good job of getting the stuff that stays in the air. My random orbital sander has an onboard dust collection container that I found does a surprisingly good job. It’s not 100%, but what dust I find left over hasn’t been bad.