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#1 sacsr OFFLINE  


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Posted November 28, 2012 - 10:17 AM

This may be obvious to some of you, but I was needing more shelving in my shop to get all the loose parts, cans of paint, etc off the tables. I started looking for used shelving on craiglslist and so far I have been able to buy decent wood shelving for pretty cheap.

will try to get pictures , but 2 of my narrow tall cabinets/shelving were $10 a piece and they were made out of 3/4 cabinet grade plywood. These cabinets were about 14" wide and about 8 ft tall. Solid as a rock.

The next set of cabinets were purchased from a shop going out of business. 3 shelving units for $70. 2 are made with shelving grade wood, the last out of plywood. I figure they have at least that much in wood....plus all I had to do was clean the up- repainted just because I wanted to...and install them. (and I did not spend a day cutting and building them!)

I did end up tearing one of the apart to change the width of the shelves so I could use some plastic bins we had that I store spare parts in.

Goodnews will tell you, I was busting at the seams with stuff scattered everywhere, I am hoping by this weekend to have all my shelving up and all those spare parts off my tables and floor.

Just my 2 cents. Will post pictures when it is done. But buying versus building these cabinets have been a winner for me.
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Posted November 28, 2012 - 10:25 AM

It is amazing how much you can save, time and money, by shopping for used equipment! Sounds like you scored a couple great deals.

:camera: We want pictures!!

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Posted November 28, 2012 - 10:30 AM


Gotta love that felling of getting stuff up off the floor in into a less tangled up mess onto shelving. Good for you, and when you're done at your place, come on over! :rolling:
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Posted November 28, 2012 - 11:53 AM

Another Idea along the same lines is look for kitchen cabinet that are being torn out. At our old house I took an old kitchen and put the cabinet's in my shop and used the countertops for part of my work bench. The good thing was I have a buddy that is an installer and I helped him tear them out so I got them for free. :thumbs:
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Posted November 28, 2012 - 11:57 AM

Glad to hear your got some extra storage , it seems we can never have too much . I know what you mean about trying to build your own it's $$$ when you start adding up all the wood to do the job , Al
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Posted November 28, 2012 - 12:14 PM

Good plan, getting them used. The time to build them is not always available and can be more valuable then the cost of the wood.
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Posted November 28, 2012 - 01:38 PM

Sounds like a good deal. If it can be re-used or recycled, that's a good thing. Glad it worked for you.
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Posted November 28, 2012 - 08:38 PM

every upgrade to a shop can only inspire you to be there more in my opinion.......have fun with it
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Posted November 28, 2012 - 10:11 PM

A clean shop, is a happy shop.

Sounds like a good deal on the shelves. :thumbs:
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