It's an easy 3 feet..actually just a hair over 3, but the wall is pretty much useless unless I grow a few inches at 61 years old. I have a hunch that ain't a gonna happen. Please don't preach about bad habits. You really don't want me to cut loose on bad habits...do ya? No. Of course not..
Anyway, this job has been kicking my butt especially in the heat of the 90's here in SC.. I've already filled up the county supplied trash bin so I'm really looking forward to Tuesday when they empty them again.
So far I've gotten to this..
Whoever built it didn't plan on it falling apart which is good, but holy crap! Knocking the nails out from the bottom is unworldly tough. The rest is getting cut apart soon as I figure out where to go with the rest of the stuff underneath.
I thought I would have some help from my son, but he's hiding while he pouts about getting his feelings hurt. I don't recall raising such a sensitive kid. I'm convinced his little sister would easily out work him, but that's another story.
So anyway, ever since I began working out here I've been playing catch up with organization. I now know I should have built a system for organization before jumping in. It kind of goes way back to my years of poverty and thinking I had to hang on to every tiny scrap of wood, paper, etc. I've reached the point where I'm ready to load up the truck for the city dump and make those tough decisions of what's worth keeping and what has to go and stick to it. One of the first things has to be lumber storage. Some is worth saving obviously, but pine cutoffs? It's so cheap it's barely worth the bother to hang on to much more than a 2x4 unless it's perfectly straight and square. I usually have a few 2x10s or 12s to cut up, but the rest just takes up space. I am hanging on to one small section that's useless for almost everything, but it's the one I had to pry off the saw with a prybar. It's almost perfectly flat in one direction and ungodly bowed in the other. LOL
Mostly I'm saving hardwood and large sheet goods. Most everything else is going out as are some tools I'll never use again especially those from my HF phase.. I found an old HF biscuit joiner.. I have found precious little use for it along with a stack of Chinese made 'diamond' sharpening stones. They're the epitome of the term crap.
In the meantime my good bench has morphed into a collection port of sorting things so it's going to have to get cleared for the job of building the storage shelves and another much narrower bench. The good news is I have plenty of plywood and peg board leftover although I've never been wild about pegboard. I'll have the space for some proper storage and the time to do it right this time around. And I still have plenty of scraps left for all the small things I plan to store properly. Oh yeah..wiring! I really need some new outlets so I'm not constantly tripping over extension cords.