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Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-03-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,396
Posted By smedly
Re: Best way to paint file cabinets

Rolled with a foam brush with only a quick scuffing. Not perfect, but Im happy with the result.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-21-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By smedly
Re: Offset on wall where stair handrail exists issue

I has the same issue and just cut the rail at an angle. Not sure how easy it is to see in the photo, but you can barely notice it when sliding your hand down it.
Forum: Garage Gallery 04-16-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 23,769
Posted By smedly
Re: What happens when you don't have a plan.

Thanks. I am definitely keeping costs as low as I can. I'd love to do a ton more. I find that doing it on the cheap is part of the fun. I think I have $200 into the new cabinets which was a big...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-25-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 997,524
Posted By smedly
Re: What's on your walls? Neat storage ideas!

Thanks-
Just like Wingnut65, a circular saw is all that is really needed. I did use the miter saw for the 2x2s and the table saw for a dado in the 1x2 pine trim on the edges.

I'd recommend...
Forum: Garage Gallery 03-24-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 23,769
Posted By smedly
Re: What happens when you don't have a plan.

That was a nice bike, but long gone now. Latest is this

http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae253/smedlywhiplash/Bikes/1c49432d5776c1bd565be28aad743113_zps65c14820.jpg

Now only if we could get...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-24-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 997,524
Posted By smedly
Re: What's on your walls? Neat storage ideas!

Built these cabinets found in family handyman. Esentially large shelves with doors. Went up pretty quickly and have tons of space now mostly dust free.
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Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-24-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,635
Posted By smedly
Re: Anyone ever use office cabinets for garage storage?

They are great for storage of power tools.

http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae253/smedlywhiplash/garage/20120905_224733.jpg
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Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-22-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By smedly
Re: Any online plans for cabinets?

http://www.familyhandyman.com/garage/storage/installing-large-garage-cabinets/view-all

Or this
http://www.familyhandyman.com/garage/storage/giant-diy-garage-cabinet/view-all


Just did a...
Forum: Garage Gallery 03-16-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 23,769
Posted By smedly
Re: What happens when you don't have a plan.

And finally put in a permanent solution for the garage door eyes getting blinded by the sun every fall and spring....
Forum: Garage Gallery 03-16-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 23,769
Posted By smedly
Re: What happens when you don't have a plan.

Re-used some of my scrounged chipboard shelves. Forced the plywood straight with the shelves and dado'd some pine 1x2 to trim the exposed plywood edges.
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Forum: Garage Gallery 03-16-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 23,769
Posted By smedly
Re: What happens when you don't have a plan.

Plan was to create the cabinets found in the Home Handyman magazine. Attach 2x2 strips to the studs, attach plywood to those, join it all together with 2x2s. Could not bite the bullet for the 3/4...
Forum: Garage Gallery 03-16-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 23,769
Posted By smedly
Re: What happens when you don't have a plan.

Finally got around to doing something in the garage.
Old shelves/cabinets all constructed of scraps taken from dumpsters when there was a building boom in my neighborhood....
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-12-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11,739
Views: 1,445,703
Posted By smedly
Re: What did you do "IN" your garage today?

Not what most of you want to see.

Thawing and drying all the exterior Christmas stuff for storage. I hate this part....
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-14-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By smedly
Re: Wall mounting metal base cabinets?

Don't forget the weight of the stuff in them as well as the stuff on the top. I wanted to do the same with my lateral file work bench, but ended up building a wood base. I figured I would only find...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-19-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 127,550
Posted By smedly
Re: Industrial Metal Desks

Cool. I picked up that exact file cabinet a few weeks ago for my office. A quick sanding and some rolled on rustoleum and it looks great. Mine was missing the tag, what brand is it?
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-18-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,666
Posted By smedly
Re: Blowing in attic, how bad of a job is it?

Air horn is a great idea to signal to stop. I only did hopper duty and that sucked more than I thought it would for sure. Had to bust it up into chunks before feeding or else it wouldn't go in. ...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-09-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 286,524
Posted By smedly
Re: Built-it-myself tools/machines - show us what you've done

So simple.
Ugh. Why didn't I ever think of that?
Forum: Garage Gallery 11-02-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 23,769
Posted By smedly
Re: What happens when you don't have a plan.

Thanks.
Someday I will replace my temporary shelves storage shelves (12 years old) temporary workbench (2 years old) with more finished versions.

At least that is the plan.
Forum: Garage Gallery 11-02-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 23,769
Posted By smedly
Re: What happens when you don't have a plan.

Thanks and good luck.

Yes, a spearfish, now sold and waiting for my 2014 horsethief to arrive.

As much as I love bikes, they are a PITA to store. It only works for me to go up, bit the kids...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 10-20-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,462
Posted By smedly
Re: Man cave engine light

That is cool. I did something similar recently but you have a much better starting point. I like it when you can incorporate something functional from the item when re purposing.

Don't mean to...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-05-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11,739
Views: 1,445,703
Posted By smedly
Re: what did you do in your garage today?

Finished my lamp. Want to re-do the cord so it comes out the back....
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-16-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,874
Posted By smedly
Re: French Cleat Walls: Let's Discuss

I did fasten the cabinet through the cleats just to be sure.

I did also have some trouble with wavy walls. The cleat follows the contour fine, but the thing I am hanging at times has issues.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-15-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,874
Posted By smedly
Re: French Cleat Walls: Let's Discuss

I'd vote no on the trailer, not for sliding, but the bouncing. You could do something to lock them in place.





I have a few cabinets hung this way. Works great, and easy to hang.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-13-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11,739
Views: 1,445,703
Posted By smedly
Re: what did you do in your garage today?

Learned the joys of small engine repair.
http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae253/smedlywhiplash/garage/20130913_192720_zpsd400e996.jpg

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Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-29-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,874
Posted By smedly
Re: French Cleat Walls: Let's Discuss

This one is mine. Used plywood because it was free, strong and looked pretty good.

http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae253/smedlywhiplash/garage/IMG_2595.jpg
Not sure if I ever saw the lower...
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