Here are some more photos.
Here are some more photos.
Looking very good two thumbs up!
Here are some final figures - you can see my nice (and semi-clean) 4511 tablesaw along the right-side wall... I've got a lot of plans for it over the next few months, including a cedar strip canoe I've been preparing for (as well as one of the big reasons for getting my garage organized).
The only things left to do are:
1. I plan on painting the horizontal hanging plywood strips dark blue... will help protect the wood as well as look nice.
2. I need to build about 10 more hangers and I've got 6 10x12" shelves to also prepare that will attach to the wall system.
3. I have about five or ten big things left to hang up - ladder, upper hangers to hold 2x4s, wood strips, etc.
My wife can still park her car in the garage (a requirement) but she's agreed to let me leave it outside here and there when I need more work space. All in all, I'm very happy with my new workspace.
(The 17' canoe will sit on the right side of the garage while I work on it, allowing my wife to still park her car... I'll try and remember to post some pictures of that project when I get it started - all the cedar strips must be cut to the same dimensions so I plan on building a jig of some sort for the tablesaw... I've also got a router table that will be moved into the garage - not sure where that's going to fit, but I'll deal with that when the time comes...)
Very well done, Tech. Kudos. :thumbup2:
I finally got my wall done... the blue is a midnight blue but shows up lighter in the pictures - probably the flash. When I push everything against the wall like you see in the picture and roll my wife's car out of the garage, I have a 20'x20' clear work area. I put casters on my workbenches and the tablesaw has the Herculift, so I can roll everything up against the wall when done.
Total time spent was probably around 24 hours... 6 of that painting. I've still got to make about 10 or 20 more hangers as well as some small shelves, but the hanging system is pretty much done.
Over Thanksgiving weekend, I'm planning on building my 2.5 year old son a bed - either a Thomas the Train or Firetruck... he can't make up his mind. He has a small white toddler bed that I'm going to use to fasten the parts to for easy removal (when he changes his mind). I'll try and post some pics when that project is underway. Loving my 4511... it would have taken me 3 or 4 hours to cut 27 strips for my wall system (the blue parts) with a circular saw (because the strips needed to be fairly accurate)... took less than 2 with the tablesaw.
And my vote is for a firetruck bed. IMO, a Thomas the Train bed would only be "cool" for him for a few years - once he's 6 or 7 or 8, other kids may tease him about it, since it's a bit more of a "toddler" thing. As for a firetruck, that's "cool" until he's potentially into his pre-teens, and then it's time to get him a full size bed at that point anyways. Just my 2 cents.
I agree... Firetruck bed.
Pics to come...
Or...how about a firetruck and Thomas? :-)
Well, I've only got one toddler bed to work with, so it's got to be one or the other... I could build two different frames for him, but no...