For those of you who work in small areas or a single car garage (you know who you are), this is for you. I guess like many, I have a tool fetish (you think so?)and I'm always looking for ways to maximize the work space I have. I stumbled on this idea from browsing the Internet plans for shop storage. It's actually a hybrid of several ideas. Like many of you, I have way too many clamps or maybe not enough, I'm not sure but I needed a way to store my bar clamps out of the way. After much cranial exercising, I drew up this idea so here it is.
It's a basic 2"x3" stud frame with interior storage for plastic tubs, surrounded by 1/4" pegboard to hang stuff. Every surface is used, especially the back for bar clamps (I kept falling over them leaned up against the wall! EVIL CLAMPS!)
Anyway here we go. I have the measured plans in PDF form here to download.
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Step 1: Lockable Wheels
Make sure you add some lockable wheels.
Step 2: Those Nasty Bar Clamps
Here you go my prettys. Right where you belong. I cut large slots in sections of 2" pvc pipe to hold the bar clamps. Out of sight but there when you need them.
Step 3: Right Side
Here's the right side standing in front of the table. Lots of different types of clamps. I used peg board hooks but you can use what you like.
Step 4: Left Side
More clamps. We'll that's it. Tell me what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 5: PDF of Measured Drawing
In hopes that some of you guys would benefit from my work, here's a PDF file of the measured drawing I did in Visio (I love this app). The measurements are pretty close and it gave me an idea of the construction as I built it. Enjoy!