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Work Bench / Table Organization? Post Yours!

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  1. Mr. Clean

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    I need some tips on containers or set up to use for my work desk. I reached that anti-clutter OCD tipping point tonight and just cleared everything off until I can come up with something.

    I need to store / house some small tools (but not in a box), cleaning supplies, patches, oil/lube, etc., etc.

    Post some pictures of your work area and let's hear your suggestions.
     
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    LOL!....I'm one of those that love to be organized...but I've never made it there. It might be that hoarder thing the doc keeps mentioning.
     
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    I put a set of desk drawers under my workbench and made up two kinds of divider/boxes. for the boxes I used a series of cut off motor oil containers sliced in various directions. for dividers I made strips of wood/hardboard and glued strips of mouse pad material to the ends. They are long enough to spring into to place, but easy to reconfigure. Also made up special holders using cardboard and hot glue.

    I also mounted a piece of 1/2" ply to the wall over my bench. I am making special hangers for some tools that just get screwed to the wall and magnetic knife holder racks to stick things to.

    You will need to do a brutal sort on what you want in drawers, what you want on the wall and what you need to get rid of.

    I can take photos of my area, but it is a work in progress. Let me know.

    Here are a couple of sites to mooch around for ideas.
    http://www.homemadetools.net/
    http://woodgears.ca/tool_holders/index.html
     
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    You don't want to see my reloading bench at the moment...I am one crap pile from an intervention on that....time for more reloading, time for some organization.
     
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    My holster making setup is getting ready to get one of these added to it. I can hardly contain myself. Currently my work bench's consist of a hollow core door on 2 kids dressers and a hinged closet door on saw horses. I want to add a 6 foot shelving unit dedicated to it at some point.

    http://www.samsclub.com/sams/ultra-...|Ultra Heavy-Duty 12-Drawer Rolling Workbench


    Here is the current mess in all it's glory.

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    I have one. It's very nice but it doesn't have much room to store things, and the workspace is also very small. It has gone on sale for around $130. I only have a vice, and bench grinder on mine.


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    I wish I had done a before and after shot. I don't have a pic handy at the moment either. However, 3 truck/trailer loads purged by the junk man. Extended my bench by about 10' added 6 new shop lights, added a 2' x 8' shelf above the bench with 2 shop lights under it shining on the bench. Peg board all the way around.

    Before I had a path I could walk down the center, that's all. Now if I could get the lawn equipment out and into an outbuilding..... Maybe in spring.
     
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    Craigslist sourced cabinets are the way to go. Recently did one entire side of my garage/shop with uppers and lowers from craigslist. Best thing I've ever done for organization! Only set me back $200 too since I talked him down. Come spring I will have my wood working shop where I can actually use it and a reloading area too
     
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    A pegboard is your friend. I've saved a lot of space with a pegboard or a small nail. Stackable plastic bins (like from Dillon Precision) are also handy.
     
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    'intervention' lol

    My work area is essentially an old dining room table (link), inside, so no pegboard options for me.

    Did some searching around last night, and will try to go vertical I think; wire baskets, stackable, with sliding drawers, and some other small wire/mesh organizers to the smaller bits, tools, patches, rods, cleaners and lube.

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    A clean desk is the sign of a sick mind. :)

    I have too much crap and nowhere to organize. :(
     
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    Here's the lumber storage/work table that I built earlier this year. Most of it was built with scrap lumber I found from construction in the area. It's all 2x4 framed so it'd be super cheap to build. The top is 3/4" marine grade plywood that I bought off a guy cheap since he used it as a huge sign.

    Behind the pegboard it is built tall enough that I can slide full 4x8 sheets into it. Love this table!

    LumberStorageWorkBench 1.jpg

    Oh and the second photo is one of the best ideas my wife has ever found. Also built from scrap lumber (we did a date night dumpster diving at construction sites!) they are basically just I-beams fixed to the ceiling with big ole lag screws and just put them the right distance apart to slide the bins into. Use this for seasonal or other lightweight items.

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