February 29, 2008
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I decided to take on one of the most feared of home improvement monsters... the


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The target: Our garage closet, the most poorly used space in the house.




The Solution:


3 wire shelf units, 5 shelves each: 12"x18"x84, 12x48x84, and 12x60x84. 630 square feet of shelf space.

The results:



Not too shabby for a day's work. Next I have to de-grease the floor, and the garage will no longer be a giant junk closet. It will again be ready for its intended use: fixing goofy old sports cars!

Posted by scott at February 29, 2008 04:51 PM

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Scott, is this what happens when 40 is approaching? If so, I can't wait to see more great home improvements. It looks wonderful What an improvement.

Posted by: Mother-In-Law on February 29, 2008 04:58 PM

Looks good! The big question, though, is how long will it STAY that way...


Jeez, it's not like you don't have enough kitty litter there to do ten times that many jobs!! :-)

Posted by: Mark on February 29, 2008 05:04 PM

I've wanted to put wire shelving in there for years, but it took me realizing I simply couldn't work on the car because of all the stuff for me to pull the trigger. We still have space left over, and have freed up almost as much space in the house. Win all around!

Posted by: scott on February 29, 2008 05:06 PM

The Alfa's had a year to drip gloop all over the floor. I have a big shallow pan put down, which helps, but it's still pretty messy. Some of the work I have to do will involve getting under the car, so I definitely want it goo-free before I start work.

Posted by: scott on February 29, 2008 05:12 PM

Check your math on that 630 sqft of shelf space. That's the equivalent of an 25'x25' room. Maybe an answer of 52.5sqft would be closer...

Posted by: ron on February 29, 2008 06:57 PM

Hmf. I just put L" x W" x 5 /12 three times in a spreadsheet, and that's what came out. I guess I got linear feet. Feh.

Posted by: scott on March 1, 2008 07:30 AM

It's an easy mistake to make - you've got to divide by 144.

And linear feet is just the total length of whatever you're measuring (lumber, most often). Width is, oddly enough, completely disregarded for the number of linear feet. For instance, you'd say that you need 127 linear feet of 2x4's. That would mean that if you stacked them end to end, it'd be 127 foot long and 2 inches high, 4 inches wide.

Why yes, I do like me some lumber. And math. And boobies.

Posted by: Ron on March 1, 2008 07:56 AM

**eyes glaze over**

Posted by: Mark on March 1, 2008 08:57 AM
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