I referenced this building in another thread but for those that havent read the other thread, I will go back to the beginning of this shed's existance at my house.
Several years ago, my mother was in the middle of her divorce and things were getting a little more "heated" than I cared for so I showed up one Friday afternoon with a 32' Ryder Truck and by Sunday morning EVERYTHING in her house was on its way to Birmingham! Well almost everything, there was enough stuff to fill up a 10X12 storage building that would not fit on the truck. Once I got her to Birmingham, I had to put her belongings in a 12X24 Mini-Storage unit until we could find her a new place of her own. About a year after she moved in with me, I found the above building on Craigslist for sale. She and I talked about it, and I told her that for less than what she had already paid for 12 months of Mini Storage, She could buy the building and I would set it up in my back yard until she found her own place and then it could be moved there. Well, she never made it move out on her own. She lost a 6 week battle to stage 4 Adenocarcinoma (Lung Cancer) and passed away last December. She had lived with me for almost 3 years. It took several months for me and my 3 brothers to get around to going through her stuff and dividing it up and disposing of the stuff that no one wanted or wasnt worth keeping. Once all of that was done, the stuff that was left in the building was either given away or given to the Hanna Home Thrift Store here in Alabaster.
Fast forward to this past weekend, With the wife out of the hospital and safely at home and resting, I decided that it was time to finish cleaning out the building and start gettting it setup to be my new Tractor Shed/Storage building. Several years before I moved my mother to Birmingham, there was a hospital on the hill behind there house that closed up. During the time that they were cleaning out the building to get ready for the demolition of the building, my ex-step father purchased a bunch of storage cabinets and misc. items from the building liquidation company. Well guess who wound up with those......lol yours truly. They are the cabinets that were used to store the medical supplies in the Emergency Room. They have several sized drawers and about a dozen or so pull out trays. They have roll up doors on them similar to a roll top desk but these roll DOWN under the cabinet instead of over the top like a desk. I have them configured with a section at the top of each cabinet for manuals and books related to my tractors and attachments. (they have photo albums on the shelves in the pictures below but that is just temporary until I finish packing them up) Below each shelve of books, there is another pull out tray that will serve as a writing surface or a desktop to lay the books/manuals on to be able to read them. Since the top of the cabinets are open, I am going to build a shelf that goes all the way across them to server two purposes. First and foremost, it will close in the top of the cabinet and secondly, will let me store things on top of the cabinets that would otherwise be wasted space.
Another Item that I have collected in the last year or so are several sets of lockers that were in our employee lounge at work. They were going to throw them away so I brought them home. I have one set up in the garage now that I store paint, oil, grease, filters and that kind of stuff in. I have built shelves in each locker that divide each locker into 3 sections and it has worked out great so far. I havent quite figured out where I am going to put them in the building yet as I am still working on the layout. I am thinking about putting a set of wooden shelves across the back wall but havent made the final decision yet.
Edited by Robert Webb, September 30, 2013 - 04:25 PM.