The metal storage rack for reclaimed wood is full!

The dumpster found metal storage rack for reclaimed wood is now full! Isn't it a beauty! via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

The beginnings of my dream workshop are coming to fruition! The dumpster found metal storage rack for reclaimed wood is full! Doesn’t it nearly bring a tear to your eye?

The dumpster found metal storage rack for reclaimed wood is now full! Isn't it a beauty! via FunkyJunkInteriors.net
The dumpster found metal storage rack for reclaimed wood is now full! Isn't it a beauty! via FunkyJunkInteriors.net
I’m positively giddy over how organized and easy it is to find each piece and size!

Oversized wood storage / The dumpster found metal storage rack for reclaimed wood is now full! Isn't it a beauty! via FunkyJunkInteriors.net
The unit didn’t need shelves at all. The longer pieces of wood fit perfectly over the top as is. I’m so glad I removed those crazy shelves from above now.

Ends of crate used to hang brooms for garage storage via FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Needing a place for the brooms and brushes to hang, a broken crate was dismantled, utilizing the two end pieces for the hooks.

And that vacuum cleaner extension on the broom handle continues to taunt me so…

The dumpster found metal storage rack for reclaimed wood is now full! Isn't it a beauty! via FunkyJunkInteriors.net
The height of the rack couldn’t have been more perfect. With no shelves, it allowed all the wood to stand upright, no matter what size.

Folding workshop bench / The dumpster found metal storage rack for reclaimed wood is now full! Isn't it a beauty! via FunkyJunkInteriors.net
I worked in the ‘workshop’ today (can you legally call a garage a workshop if only 25% has been changed over? I say yes…) and pulled out my little portable workbench for extra work space. It fit awesome! But one day I’d love something a little sturdier and on wheels. This was a bit of a pain to reach over for more wood.

Baby steps…

Folding workshop bench / The dumpster found metal storage rack for reclaimed wood is now full! Isn't it a beauty! via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

 So nice! Everything was within reach… and don’t you think this little corner is now mighty photogenic?

Sawhorse and planks workbench / The dumpster found metal storage rack for reclaimed wood is now full! Isn't it a beauty! via FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Outside the garage door (I always have wide open) is my sanding area. I prefer to sand outside for the added ventilation. And the view and sunshine don’t hurt either.

Once I clean up the rest of the garage, I love working in the back yard too. Here’s a previous post on my ‘outdoor workshop’.

Sawhorse and planks workbench / The dumpster found metal storage rack for reclaimed wood is now full! Isn't it a beauty! via FunkyJunkInteriors.net
There’s a nice sized overhang along the front that provides the perfect protection from sun and rain. I really couldn’t ask for more.

The sawhorses were found at a thrift store (Ikea brand) and the heavy planks of wood are from Granny and Grumpa’s awhile back. It sure makes for a spacious workspace… that I think is rather pretty in pictures too. :)

Messy garage before
Haha.. dieing from this mess only 2 short days ago… I slept really good after cleaning this up.

Folding Costco tables used as a workshop workbench via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

The sawing tables side isn’t pretty yet, but it is functional for now, until I can build my dream workbench, do something cool to the wall and put up rustic shelves… Hey, at least I could actually work on a project today.

messy garage before

 

 

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Not a bad transformation in 2 days, is it?!

I love this thing…

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  1. You go girl! Not get to sanding and sawing, your workshop is all ready!
    Looking good, looking really good.

  2. This is looking fabulous! I wish I could get my husband to organize the garage to make it more “user friendly”.

  3. I’m Jealous! Only two days…???!!! I have been working for over a week and to the untrained eye…looks no better. Sigh. I do have tons of smalls, tinys and super tinys to organize though. I am very impressed with all you did…The rack is PERFECT. Enjoy!

  4. Holy smokes that thing worked out perfectly! What are the odds?! I bet you are just loving having all the wood so organized, I can only dream of such! :) Great find Donna. The workshop is really looking good!

  5. Be still my wood lovin’ heart. I can see a bazillion well decorated living rooms and not have it wow me as much as seeing your fab lumber rack and newly organized workshop! Love it. My hubby took over most of mine with machinery he needed to store, just for now, I understand totally but I sure do miss my space. I have a little saw area left with my sliding chop saw(must have for my business) but that is it. Thankfully it is summer and I can set up outside to sand and use my jigsaw. Thanks for sharing. :)

  6. What!? Oh come on, you can fit some more wood on that rack…..lol! This looks amazing! I think you could help me tackle my mess of wood! That is a pretty transformation and I am loving the outdoor sanding table… it could almost move right into the house as is, love those chunky planks! Great job Donna!

  7. Donna:

    How fun and there are just some things in life that you happen to come across. That one had your name on it and you made it happen.

    Keep up the good work.

  8. looks great donna,you really busted butt on this one and what a find wow that red shelf is fantastic xx

  9. Love, love, love!!! What a great space you have to create in now! You did a great job – lots of ideas to think about too! Enjoy the fruits of your labor!

  10. It looks fab. It’s changed from an episode of Hoarders to a really inspiring space. Now I must get in to our garage and do something to it …

  11. Wow! It looks great! Doesn’t it feel good inside when something gets organized?
    Small thing…I saw a toolbox yesterday at Goodwill and your voice was in my head saying $3? Buy that thang! You didn’t know you were in Vancouver (the other one) yesterday, did you?
    Beautiful job on the garage.
    Kathy

  12. WOW, Donna!!! What a transformation!!!!
    I am right now BATTLING my office (desk was so full of paper…) trying to put everything in place… But had to stop to read your post, HAHA!!!!
    Good for you, I imagine you will take way less time to do your projects, with the place all organized!
    XOXO
    CLaudine

  13. I’m so envious! I have a huge old house/shed which I use as my workshop but I have to compete with dog grooming, laundry, storage, horse feed and tack. My workshop area is tiny compared to the size of the shed – and cramped full of stuff! Guess I should consider myself lucky to have any space at all huh?

  14. I love that rack and you were so lucky you didn’t have to paint it to make it cheerful!

    I look at every detail of your pictures so in the one with the saw horses, what is out by the street?

    Thanks for all the info you provide every week.

    • Haha good eye Norma! Every so often I put things on my own curb if I don’t need them. I love giving to the neighbours because they give back in so many other ways. That’s a tool I had that never used in the 8 years I’ve had it. I forgot what it even did. LOL

  15. I think it looks wonderful. It is so much easier when you are organized. We are hoping to sell our house and move south sooner than later and my one must have next time is a garage or an out building that I can use as a work space. Since I retired I have organized my house and it is amazing how much time I save now. Keep up the good work.

  16. Awesomeness! :-) I bet you woke up the next morning and went straight to the garage to admire the transformation again and let that fabulous organization sink in. I know that’s what I would have done. I’m about to tackle a similar garage cluttered nightmare and can’t wait to feel the liberating joy of having an uncluttered garage once again. I’m sure I’ll be spinning around with my arms outstretched like Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music once I get my open garage space back. And I see what you did there with the trash bags. Great job!

  17. I love this, I need something like this at my house. I love all of the things you do. Thanks for sharing.

  18. WOW!!!! You did such an awesome job with the repurposed red metal rack!! The work area looks GREAT!!!

  19. You must be So happy with your new find! All that organization will certainly spur new creativity….as if you need more.

  20. Wow, I love the new space. Looks wonderful. I wish I had it. And I am still trying to get my laundry room just clear enough to walk in it. The walls are not even finished, has always been very ugly with just the rafters. I keep trying, but losing ground I believe. I have no way to get some plywood home to even do one wall. I have plans though.

  21. Donna – I love the red color of the rack so bright and fun! Your workshop is so organized now. It motivates me to work on ours this weekend!

  22. Fantastic transformation!!! I can imagine your mind is going a zillion miles per hour thinking of things to make with all of the supplies you can see. It is such a boon to have things organized. I have not been able to get near my table saw for 3 years now due to SOMEONE having a bunch of crap…I mean good stuff stacked in front of it. This year is the year of edit, so I WILL have my saw out from under all of that diving equipment by fall.
    How do you keep the sawdust out of your coffee mug?
    The Ikea sawhorses are pretty dang cool.
    Great job!!!

  23. I dare not show this to my husband. He “wood” love to have all that wood and a bigger place to do his woodworking! I would love for him to have it! It looks fabulous!

  24. Something about the red and the wood combined strikes a pretty picture for sure. That red rack shined up real nice, kinda like an old Chevy, and what progress you’ve made and in only 2 days! Looking fantastic and so glad that you are enjoying your new organization.

  25. Hello…it is me again….the more I look at the rack I think I would have put the long boards on the middle “shelf” to the back…making the under wood pieces easier to get to.??? It looks like work to get to …… and retrieve them…Yes????
    But… I love that it is all contained in one spot…and visual with no hunting around .

  26. What a difference! Lovin’ it! :D
    I looked up your thriftstore sawhorses online (At IKEA. I’ve been looking for a good set of sawhorses but haven’t found any products I liked). They’re called “FINNVARD Trestle with shelf”, in beechwood… currently going for $35Cdn new…just in case anybody else was wondering like me. :)