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Posted 27 October 2009 - 01:49 PM
Lets see some pix of your garage cabinets... maybe where you scored them, if you got a killer deal or something.
Posted 27 October 2009 - 01:51 PM
Posted 27 October 2009 - 01:55 PM
Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:17 PM
- remember, who cares what they look like as long as they have a few shelves and somethin to put some wood screws into to hold to your studs.
craigslist might be good might not.
check under the "free" under for sale stuff/
Posted 27 October 2009 - 04:32 PM
I generally prefer the shelves, mostly because of the easier access, especially up high..and they can be "built" to my needs, such as depth and strength (for heavy stuff).
Cabinets are good, I have some in my garage, but I find that I'm unloading and loading them a lot when I need to get to (or look for) something.
Used cabinets are certainly an excellent way to go, for cost reasons.
Just my 2 bucks
Posted 27 October 2009 - 04:40 PM
Habitat for Humanity Re-store is another place to check.
Posted 27 October 2009 - 05:56 PM
However, its better to be safe than sorry.
I have shelfs now. And they collect clutter. Shelfs are nice for holding my camping gear.
Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:28 PM
Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:38 PM
I have two of the metal "flat pack" shelves you can get at almost any discount store - 4' x 16" or some such deal - 800 lbs per shelf - etc, etc. Got them at Costco for like $50 each. I find they are great for storeing the clear tote's which I then label and fill with assorted parts for specific types/models of vehicles, etc. I plan on getting about 5 or 6 more of the shelving units for my shed and similarly organzing that space as it's a dumping ground for engines, transmissions, and other heavy spare's that don't fit into the scheme of my garage.
I appreciate the visibility of the shelves. I do keep my aerosol's in a cupboard, though I would like to rebuild some of the cupboards that they are in to be "one can deep". Having deep cupboards in the garage is just a good way to lose stuff forever. I can't use most of the space because I want all the cans to be visible or I won't know what I have in stock. Frankly a shelf would be better for those too, but I can see the need in your case to hide that stuff. Perhaps you could just build some yourself - it's not that hard to knock together some 1-can-deep shelves and put a door or a curtain over them. I'm seriously considering just putting up a canvas curtain strung on a rope on front of some 6" deep shelves.....
Simpler is better IMO. Doors have to swing out - curtains don't.
Posted 03 November 2009 - 08:32 PM
I got a ***************in vented, lockable, steel cabinet for all my fluids/chemicals/poisons whatever for $10.
Posted 03 November 2009 - 10:19 PM
I have old kitchen cabinets in my garage....from the remodel....they work great
Posted 05 November 2009 - 01:23 PM
thats my first stop for ANY building materials etc
good cause too - and they will take what you have leftover after a job
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