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02-19-2020 08:43 PM
Pt_Ranger_V8
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Originally Posted by Kunker View Post
Should have kept reading to do a multi-quote



All of this, especially the counter height. At 6'2", standard counters == back pain in a hurry.

Depth of shelving is also a consideration as a lot of shit (depending on how you organize) will get lost towards the back of any cabinet, especially with doors on it.
For closed storage, I like narrowed - 18" is my max comfortable depth.

Open racks, it depends on the situation, but 24" is usually my depth there.
02-19-2020 12:16 PM
billybob_81067
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Originally Posted by Kunker View Post
Good advice here. The only one I swap is:

Metal cabinets with big doors are great for fluids, greases, paint and other consumables. They're way too expensive new. But if you hunt, they're dirt cheap, second hand.

As I use old fridges for anything flammable. Typically you can find them free, and they insulated and sealed to keep sparks and shit away. I do have the metal cabinet for small stuff I want to remain clean (gauges, filters, etc that are out mid-build).

I turned an old fuel transfer tank into a flammables cabinet...

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02-19-2020 10:27 AM
ShutterBug Why not something like these? You can get them from just about any big box retailer. I have something similar in my workshop.

02-19-2020 09:45 AM
Kunker Should have kept reading to do a multi-quote

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Originally Posted by u2slow View Post
Things I'm finding out as I organize my shop:

- particle board stuff is shit; plywood and lumber please.
- open-shelving > cabinets. Then I'm not hiding things from myself.
- std counter height (36") is too hard on my back. 40-42" is about right
- open space under benches is hugely valuable to roll short & heavy things out of the way
All of this, especially the counter height. At 6'2", standard counters == back pain in a hurry.

Depth of shelving is also a consideration as a lot of shit (depending on how you organize) will get lost towards the back of any cabinet, especially with doors on it.
02-19-2020 09:40 AM
Kunker
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Originally Posted by Action Fab View Post
Tool boxes are good for small parts.

Everyone needs good bolt bins.

Nice small movable tables that can go against a wall are also good. Especially if they can have storage built into them. Being mobile makes a huge difference in organizational functions and usability of a smaller work area.

Metal cabinets with big doors are great for fluids, greases, paint and other consumables. They're way too expensive new. But if you hunt, they're dirt cheap, second hand.

Pallet racking with stackable totes for storage is probably the best solution to most spaces.

I agree, kitchen cabinets suck in a shop. Everything ends up disorganized in them and they get oil stains which ends up just looking trashy.
Good advice here. The only one I swap is:

Metal cabinets with big doors are great for fluids, greases, paint and other consumables. They're way too expensive new. But if you hunt, they're dirt cheap, second hand.

As I use old fridges for anything flammable. Typically you can find them free, and they insulated and sealed to keep sparks and shit away. I do have the metal cabinet for small stuff I want to remain clean (gauges, filters, etc that are out mid-build).
02-18-2020 10:38 PM
nate379
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Originally Posted by tracyb View Post
x3

i like this, i'm not a big fan of the old kitchen cabinets i have now. gonna have to slowly move to this route.
Why is that?

I'm putting cabinets out of a hospital up in my garage. A set over an 8ft workbench and some in other corners and areas otherwise not used.

They'll be used to store stuff that can't easily fit in a toolbox or doesn't really need to be in one. Like paint (rattle can and gallons), car washing supplies, etc.
02-18-2020 05:50 PM
binksman Going through this process myself...

For temp, I'm using that HF cabinet bench. Works pretty well and nice that I can move it, but the cabinets are shallow. I've got a small tote of plumbing supplies in there that only fits one way. On the other hand its not a huge pain to reach in the back to get a can of spray paint that is in the back. The drawer has been surpisingly good. Mine is weighted down with a lot of hardware and it is handling the weight well.

A few weeks ago I found some pallet shelving on CL that I bought for my pole barn. The guy bought it at an auction and didnt' know what it was so gave me a bunch of "extra" pieces that didnt' fit the 4x8 shelves that he set up incorrectly. So now my plan for the garage is going to be a wall of 3' x 8' pallet shelving. Its not hard to build a cabinet drawer to hide what is on the shelves, and i can arrange the rolling bench under one side of it for a larger work area. I just need to a few more horizontal bars for the number of shelves I want.
02-17-2020 03:50 AM
45acp Times whatever on the old remodel cabinets. I love them, but there's no way I'd spend $2k+ on them. For that kind of money I'm doing steel shelves/cheap toolbox hybrid.

These were free remodel tear outs. Countertop (one day) will be 1/8" steel plate, with a front lip press braked on, surfaced with steel wool and wd40.
02-16-2020 12:23 PM
Pt_Ranger_V8 counter height is key.

I'm 6'2", and 32" counter is too low. 34" isn't bad. It kind of depends on what I'm using the bench for. Find out what works well for you, and build your countertops that height.
02-15-2020 06:47 PM
u2slow Things I'm finding out as I organize my shop:

- particle board stuff is shit; plywood and lumber please.
- open-shelving > cabinets. Then I'm not hiding things from myself.
- std counter height (36") is too hard on my back. 40-42" is about right
- open space under benches is hugely valuable to roll short & heavy things out of the way
02-15-2020 10:36 AM
aczlan Side of the road is where I usually find them, I got enough together to make a 8' set out in the shop under the pallet racking.

Aaron Z
02-15-2020 10:28 AM
billybob_81067 Or a bunch of file cabinets the same size would work for a lot of things too. If you can find 2 or 3 drawer units you could put them under a bench.
02-15-2020 10:15 AM
billybob_81067
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Originally Posted by knaffie View Post
I have plenty of room for tools already. I don't need more toolboxes. I need something to store things that won't fit in the toolbox. I'm sick of keeping things in plastic storage totes stacked 5-6 high along the walls of the garage.
Make a bench with these instead of the tool boxes...

https://www.harborfreight.com/46-in-...top-64012.html

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I dunno if you could take the shelves out of the bottom part and just make bigger cabinets out of it...

EDIT: After watching a video it looks like the shelves can be moved up and down. Dunno how hard it would be to completely remove them, but looks like it could be done if you really wanted an open cabinet.
02-15-2020 09:12 AM
Action Fab
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Originally Posted by gregj50 View Post
So your garage DOESíNT look like an office space?????

I get the feeling that your inner thoughts are filled with cartoon depictions of reality.
02-15-2020 09:10 AM
gregj50
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Originally Posted by Pt_Ranger_V8 View Post
When you pick up the crack pipe, put down the internet, mmkay?





Read the post again.


So your garage DOESíNT look like an office space?????



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02-15-2020 07:35 AM
Pt_Ranger_V8
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Originally Posted by gregj50 View Post
Ahhhhh Fawk you..... thatís a gdamn kitchen... or office!!!!!
Is that a spot for a micro (top left)????



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When you pick up the crack pipe, put down the internet, mmkay?


Read the post again.
02-14-2020 08:59 PM
gregj50
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Originally Posted by bdkw1 View Post
Watch CL or market place for office cubicle furniture. I got a whole row of metal cabinets with flip up doors for free. They are very sturdy, just need a little backer to screw them to the wall since they weren't meant for mounting that way. I used fender washers.

Edit, they looked like these.



Ahhhhh Fawk you..... thatís a gdamn kitchen... or office!!!!!
Is that a spot for a micro (top left)????



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02-14-2020 04:33 PM
bdkw1 Watch CL or market place for office cubicle furniture. I got a whole row of metal cabinets with flip up doors for free. They are very sturdy, just need a little backer to screw them to the wall since they weren't meant for mounting that way. I used fender washers.

Edit, they looked like these.

02-14-2020 11:46 AM
Action Fab Tool boxes are good for small parts.

Everyone needs good bolt bins.

Nice small movable tables that can go against a wall are also good. Especially if they can have storage built into them. Being mobile makes a huge difference in organizational functions and usability of a smaller work area.

Metal cabinets with big doors are great for fluids, greases, paint and other consumables. They're way too expensive new. But if you hunt, they're dirt cheap, second hand.

Pallet racking with stackable totes for storage is probably the best solution to most spaces.

I agree, kitchen cabinets suck in a shop. Everything ends up disorganized in them and they get oil stains which ends up just looking trashy.
02-14-2020 11:33 AM
knaffie I have plenty of room for tools already. I don't need more toolboxes. I need something to store things that won't fit in the toolbox. I'm sick of keeping things in plastic storage totes stacked 5-6 high along the walls of the garage.
02-14-2020 11:14 AM
tracyb
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Originally Posted by Thepanzerfuhrer View Post
Fuck cabinets for 2k you can buy some hf tool boxes and put a top on them.
x3

i like this, i'm not a big fan of the old kitchen cabinets i have now. gonna have to slowly move to this route.
02-14-2020 08:04 AM
Mattafact
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Originally Posted by Thepanzerfuhrer View Post
Fuck cabinets for 2k you can buy some hf tool boxes and put a top on them.
I'm loving that idea. When I make my next move into my (hopefully) forever home that's what I'm going to do.
02-14-2020 08:03 AM
Pt_Ranger_V8 Why in the hell would you pay $2K for cabinets? You could do the remodel route for free ish, or build some covered shelves for a heck of a lot less.
02-14-2020 08:03 AM
thedirtman Check Sams club and Cosco. I have some from Sams club and they are actually pretty decent with lots of drawers and doors. I have a lot of gladiator cabinets too which are better but the Sams stuff are about half the cost.
02-14-2020 08:01 AM
GLTHFJ60 Habitat ReStores can be a great place to get used cabinets for cheap.
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