I just thought it would be interesting to show you guys what my workshop looks like when I don’t build anything for a couple of weeks. Sort of funny to me.
I work from home. This is common among manufacturing sales representatives in the flooring industry. A nice benefit of this is that when others have to contend with terrible traffic as they drive into work, I simply walk upstairs to my home office which is a great and wonderful thing.
But there is a downside to working from home: all of my samples and sales material are shipped here. I represent four product lines and each one has a lot of different products. I need to have samples of most all of these and in some cases more than one sample. These samples share space in my basement, and they are starting to take over my woodworking area. It’s a battle to keep things organized which implies that there are moments when my samples actually are organized. This never happens.
Something that makes me smile – there have been times when I’m in a flooring store showing a carpet or rug sample and I have to wipe away saw dust. But, do you guys have a hard time keeping stuff from stacking up on your table saw or workbench?
On to my tool cabinet: I am in the process of building out the inside of the tool cabinet (see what it will look like here). In my last post, I completed the framing for the bottom three drawers. What I am showing below is more of the same process…
Most of the tool cabinet’s interior is complete. I will still need to add some blocking under the web frames to keep the middle drawers (those not using metal slides) from tipping down as I pull them out and something to help define the depth of these drawers. I have not decided exactly how deep I want the drawers to be.
Next up – I’ll complete the drawer framing by working on the small drawers in the upper area of the cabinet and then I’ll tackle building 11 drawers.
Now, a photo today of my table saw; some new carpet samples arrived yesterday afternoon and nowhere to put them (some rockin’ carpet tile).
The space battle continues… I’ll have another update soon.