It’s week 2 and the shed looks the same as it did last week. Whoops! I actually did have plans to clean it out and get it prepped for painting next week – eek! – but then we had a freak snow storm and I did not want to clean it out in the cold, snowy weather. But! I did get some more specific plans drawn up.
While I want this space to look awesome, my number one goal is to have a functional workshop. Like I mentioned in last week’s post, I thrive in an organized environment but I won’t keep it organized unless everything has a spot. So my goal here is to plan for everything to have a place!
On the left wall, I’m going to build this miter station. I think I’m going to use IKEA ALEX drawer towers and piece them together to give myself tons of good storage space. It’ll be nice to save a little bit of time and not have to build the cabinets from scratch if I don’t have to!
The miter saw will sit down a few inches so that the top of the cabinet section will be flush with the top plate of the saw. This will support any wood I need to cut – thank goodness! My current set up for board support is so hilarious – it involves a plastic set of drawers and a bunch of scrap wood. I mean whatever works, right? Still, it will be nice for it to be a little less janky.
Next to the miter station I’m going to build some storage for my scrap wood. I think it will sit here? I might move it next to the ladder on the other side of the shed… we shall see.
On the back wall I’m going to keep things simple. I’m going to create a sign with my logo (cue a bougie hair flip here) and then maybe decorate it with a few plants. I was originally thinking about putting the miter station on the back wall, but then I realized that if I need to cut a really long board, I wouldn’t be able to do so on the back wall. On the side wall, I can open up the doors if I need to and literally cut any length of board. That’s definitely the set up I want.
On the right wall, I am going to build out some storage for my tools! I’ll install a cute pegboard so that I can hang up hammers, measuring tapes, small saws, etc. Any big tools that don’t store well here will either go in a drawer under my miter station or up on the loft, if it’s a tool that I don’t use very regularly.
Speaking of the loft, I think I’m going to use it for storage. Nothing fancy, just a good spot to stick bulkier items. I do have two ladders going up to it, so I think I’m going to remove the one that’s a little more protruding and just keep the one on the wall.
Under the peg board, I’m going to build shoe shelf-esque storage for paint cans. Heavens knows I need a good way to organize those! And it will have spots for spray paint too.
Whew! Now that I have both the pretty design and the functional design worked out, I feel like I can finally move forward with the project. Don’t forget to check out all the other awesome guest participants (who have probably made more progress than I have…) here. There are some awesome projects going on that you don’t want to miss out on.
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