When people gripe about their workshops, they most often complain that they don’t have enough space. I’ve been watching the workshop photos to pick up some good ideas on space-saving, and I’ve gleaned a few smart ideas.
Going back to the basics, I’ve found that most Toolmongers employ shelves. Whether they’re bought or built, you can configure shelves in many ways: wall-mounted, freestanding, or stacking, for workspace or for storage. A lot of Toolmongers lift their freestanding shelves a few inches higher — with risers, “bed risers,” or something like bricks — so they can slide stuff underneath.
Most Toolmongers already own a rolling cart, for good reason — they’re great. Some other tools on the market might help, like fold-up workspaces, workbenches, and storage lifts. And you can add a hanging rack on the shop door, if you don’t mind the clanking. But my ideas end there, so I come to you.
I know that a Toolmonger with a real problem is the most creative mind on the planet, so tell us: How have you made space in your shop? Let us know in comments.
Photo posted on Flickr by joejoetheclown.
Toolmonger Photo Pool [Flickr]