Tiny Workspaces - where does it all go?
September 29, 2010 6:19 AM Subscribe
Talk to me about small workshops/workspaces.
posted by backseatpilot to home & garden (17 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have a small workspace which is woefully set up (here
). It's in the basement of our rented apartment and has a lot of large, immovable objects - empty oil tank in the corner, furnace right smack in the middle of everything. The area shown in the photo is maybe 20' by 10'.
I need to solve a couple of problems. I need a workbench - the little B&D folding model is great to bring outside, but it's too lightweight to do any heavy filing or other work on it. I also need too storage, since everything's just sitting a tool bag and a couple of buckets right now. A pegboard would probably be best, but this being a rental I feel leery about punching holes in the masonry.
So what's the best way to organize this space? Do you have any examples of other small workspaces that I could model this after? There's maybe another 10' of linear space "behind" the photograph where I can move most of the stuff stored against the wall, but finding other space for the bicycles is going to be a problem (and there's a tandem on the way...).