Tag: diy

Scrap Lumber Storage – French Cleat Style

Welcome back! The Journey continues to a more organized and efficient work space.  This week we show how I built some support shelving that I will use for storing scrap wood.  However, you could use this method to make a wider shelf to support anything of moderate weight you need to store in your shop like a stereo or maybe a tool box.  Just remember that your French cleat system is only as strong as its wall fasteners so make sure that your wall fasteners are long enough and are actually into the studs.  I have to admit, I made a couple mistakes off camera while completing this project but made corrections and kept moving foreword.  One of those was more of a bonehead attempt at loading wood on the top shelf… I ended up catching a piece of falling wood with my nose like I was in Yankee stadium receiving the first pitch. No major scaring resulted and all that remains is the story to tell.  As always, I have included links to tools I used that you may want to try yourself.  You can support our channel by purchasing your tools from those links as we do make a small amount off of each sale.  

More Shop Clean Up and Organization

Good luck on your projects this week as we head out for vacation.  Come back next week and see what our next project is!


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“A” Frame Step Stool

Welcome to this weeks project, a super simple yet functional step stool! Not only is it functional it is also stylish!

This is a very easy project that almost anyone could build in a couple hours. its a great weekend project and you could even get the kids to help too. The material list is very short for this project and the cost is only about $5. Not a bad way to get the family involved in a great project that will provide a functional use for years and years to come!