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Old September 10th 07, 06:50 AM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
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On Sat, 08 Sep 2007 18:41:26 -0700, Too_Many_Tools
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Well it is about time to do another reorganization of the ole home
shop. ;)

I am looking for suggestions as to what you have done to fit more
tools and supplies into your personal homeshop.

Thanks for any advice you might be able to offer.

TMT


Welded wire shelf units from Costco. They are much stronger than the
cheezy "consumer" sheetmetal shelving units, not a lot more expensive.
They don't collect dust and it's easy to see what's on 'em. Shelf
heights are very easily adjustable. They're chrome-plated steel,
don't rust. I think they're rated at something like 350 lb per 18" x
48" shelf. My units are 76" high, 6 shelves in each. Each unit was
about $70. They come with casters, easy to move if useful to do so.

I put misc small stuff in polyethylene tubs from Wal-Mart, tubs then
go on the shelves. They're much more robust than cardboard boxes,
and they're cheap.

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Old September 10th 07, 04:18 PM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
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I happened to be in Sams Club this morning. In addition to the shelf units
described by Don ($56 IIRC) they also had a similar, but shorter, shelf unit
on casters equipped with 18 fairly robust, grey polyethylene storage bins
($96 IIRC).

David Merrill

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Welded wire shelf units from Costco. They are much stronger than the
cheezy "consumer" sheetmetal shelving units, not a lot more expensive.
They don't collect dust and it's easy to see what's on 'em. Shelf
heights are very easily adjustable. They're chrome-plated steel,
don't rust. I think they're rated at something like 350 lb per 18" x
48" shelf. My units are 76" high, 6 shelves in each. Each unit was
about $70. They come with casters, easy to move if useful to do so.

I put misc small stuff in polyethylene tubs from Wal-Mart, tubs then
go on the shelves. They're much more robust than cardboard boxes,
and they're cheap.





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