Tuesday, February 1, 2011

WEEKEND PROJECT

MY STUDIO WAS A COMPLETE MESS AND I NEEDED A GOOD WORKBENCH FOR INDOOR PROJECTS, SO I CLEARED AWAY SOME OF THE JUNK AND STARTED BUILDING BRACKETS.


PUT IN CROSS-BRACES FOR STRENGTH AND USED SCRAPS OF PLYWOOD FOR THE SIDES.


THIS ROW OF BRACKETS SUPPORTS THE WORKBENCH AND DIVIDES THE SPACE BENEATH INTO CUBBIES FOR TOOLS AND SUPPLIES. THE BENCH 'FLOATS' ABOVE THE FLOOR, SO THINGS CAN BE STORED UNDERNEATH IT.


A THICK PIECE OF PLYWOOD FOR THE TOP OF THIS 14-FOOT BENCH.  I MOUNTED VISES AND CLAMPS AND STARTED ORGANIZING TOOLS.


I WENT 'OLD SCHOOL' FOR HANGING MY TOOLS, USING METAL HOLDERS FOR THE SOCKETS AND BOX WRENCHES.



FOR A TOOL RACK, I USED AN OLD METAL BAR WITH A ROW OF HOLES. IT LOOKS KINDA COOL AND HAS A LOT OF SPACE FOR SCREWDRIVERS, PLIERS AND OTHE HAND TOOLS.


THE WINDOW GOT COVERED WITH A SHEET OF TRANSLUCENT PLEXIGLAS, WHICH ALLOWS IN LIGHT BUT OBSCURES THE VIEW, SO MY NEIGHBOR DOESN'T HAVE TO WATCH ME MAKING A MESS OF THE PLACE!



BEFORE:


AFTER:


A TIP OF THE HAT FOR A JOB WELL DONE. (AN IMAGE FROM AN OLD PACKET OF SANDPAPER THAT I FOUND WHILE CLEANING THE STUDIO.)


1 comment:

Susanna said...

Awesome! Makes such a difference for the left and right brain! Clarity. Looks good..