World's Most Disorganized Shop?




I live in Florida, so a lot of my tinkering and building takes place outside. Somehow I can't seem to organize things  in a neat  manner, but I seem to remember where every thing is..... most of the time. 

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Step 1: Working Outside

Working outside, isn't too bad if you have something to shade you from the heat of the Florida sun. I do a lot of my projects on the wooden bench in the shade from the cabana.

Step 2: Try to Save Where You Can!

By my nature, I hate to throw away anything that could be used later. It has been suggested by some of my family that I may have hoarding tendencies. This woodshed for example: I have less than $100 cash into building this. Most of the materials were recycled from buildings being torn down, or from free cycle. Ladders and I don't get along very well, so I've bartered with one of the neighbors to do the roof work.

Step 3: Ladders Are Not My Friend

While we were trimming a limb off an old oak tree, the wind shifted and despite safety precautions, the limb hit the ladder on the way down. We were very lucky, no broken bones.

Step 4:

My computer lab corner. I know, it's a mess-- but somehow I still manage to fix things!

This has been my first instructable, and the first time I've shown my messy workshop. If you've enjoyed, please vote for me-- I've put this together for the /Share Your Space' contest. Thanks for reading!

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    4 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    The Shed is up on blocks because every few years we get a river rise past it's banks, that's not too far from me. The blocks do slow down the carpenter ants, but nothing realy stops them completely. I've had some luck keeping critter away by throwing moth balls under....


    5 years ago on Introduction

    I'm in Florida as well, guess messy workshops are normal here (except for the OCD who spend all their time keeping workshop clean) Up on blocks may be because of flooding or wood eating bugs? when it rains, it rains a lot. Mosquito's are a major concern working outside, itchy and irritating even when they are not carrying disease


    7 years ago on Introduction

    The big outdoor bench looks good. Wish I had one. You could put anything on that.

    You've got plenty of space and plenty of gear.

    What are you working on lately?

    Thanks for showing us.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Well, that's kinda interesting to have a garage that is up on foundation supports.