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Maximising shed space - any advice/tips?  RSS feed

 
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Afternoon all,

My shed is currently being built & I was wondering how can I maximise the space to get the most from it?

I have a bench to do potting up etc and I will use the following to maximise space usage:
- shelving (gardening books)
- cupboards which I can do stuff on top and put stuff in
- hooks to hang coats etc on

anything else I can do?

Thanks for your replies.

p.s pictures for inspiration of inside your shed would be nice

Samuel
 
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Personally I'd make an outdoor potting bench... you can make it larger and it just needs to be a simple stand. Do you want soil/potting mix inside with tools and other projects.

Look at setting up a peg board type arrangement for tools. I saw a friends setup last week. He has a fully functional workshop (including heavy duty vice) with a bench about 2ft by 2ft and around 100 tools positioned on a board against the wall. All this in a space the size of large wardrobe in the middle of his house.
 
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In our shed we put up the peg board and have a little 2 by 2 table that can be easily moved around. On the table I have a vice and a drill press, both of which can come off pretty easy. Couldn't agree more with the above comment. Having the table be portable is a huge help. I can move it outside and set up the chop saw on it and it's a great base for a table saw. I'm sure you could even use it as your potting bench. I also built in a few little cubbies below the desk top.
 
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Do not forget overhead space. Can be a good place to store lumber, pipe, ladders - anything long.

Of course it depends on you having a high enough roof to get some supports in there and still have room for your head to clear stuff
 
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French cleat mounted storage units, hooks, shelving etc on the walls.
Keep things modular and changeable. In any work space you're going to change gears from time to time and you don't want to be locked in to a certain pattern with large, immovable, stationary equipment or infrastructure. You'll probably start to think of new ideas for changes as soon as you complete and start using the space actually!
Put everything on wheels if you can too.
I've had several small shop spaces and it is an ever evolving thing.
Good luck!
 
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