My Social Distancing Garage Projects
When you are confined to your own home for some time, you start to get a little stir crazy. Thankfully, I have a hobby that can consume a lot of that time. My garage has looked like a tornado has ripped through it but in an organized fashion.
I have decided that I was going to use this time being confined to my home to start the process of cleaning up my woodshop area and make it cleaner and more organized. So far this is what I have done:
- Sprinkler control cabinet
- Sanding disc organizer
- French cleat clamp rack
- French cleat wall
- Finishing cabinet
- MDF squares
Sprinkler Control Cabinet - I was sick of blowing sawdust out of the controller, so I opted to build a quick cabinet to mitigate the dust.
Sandpaper Organizer - The sandpaper drawer was a mess. Sanding discs were everywhere and I was tired of searching for a specific grit and seeing the disarray. Here was my solution.
French cleat clamp rack - Clamps... Clamps everywhere. They were in totes, on the floor, hanging off of random places. Now they all have their very own home.
French cleat wall - Next up was a project that I have been wanting to do in the garage for some time. a French cleat wall. The backs of the strips are cut at a 45 degree angle and the mounting bracket on the tool holder fits into the angle. The downward pressure increases with more weight making the bracket very sturdy.
Here is a shot of the French cleat in action.
Finishing cabinet - This was a quick cabinet made to house all of my finishing supplies like polyurethane, solvents, and glues.
BONUS MDF squares - I cut a 4x8 sheet of MDF into 32 squares for my mom so she can use these as canvases with her paint pours.
It's been nice to be able to get some garage time in lately. I feel that this helps me blow off steam while being confined to the house. I am hoping that I will be able to eventually park a car or two in the garage before any severe weather starts.