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    Hi all. I am looking to get my tools out of the toolboxes and up against the wall. This includes gardening tool, ladders, spades etc. Currently I am leaning towards peg boards, but there are many brands on the market and I am not sure they are all compatible. SO I am looking for alternate ideas. Show me how you organized your garage/ workshop?
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    Get a sheet of plywood 16mm put it in the floor and pack out your tools. Simple screws and thin nails and put it all together. Once done paint it and then put tools back and outline with a permanent marker or paint marker.

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    Hier is iets
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    Quote Originally Posted by lazyboy View Post
    Hier is iets
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    Quote Originally Posted by MickPrado View Post
    Get a sheet of plywood 16mm put it in the floor and pack out your tools. Simple screws and thin nails and put it all together. Once done paint it and then put tools back and outline with a permanent marker or paint marker.
    Draw pencil lines across and down, about 200mm or so apart as guideline to get keep the tools orderly spaced.
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    Took me about 15 years to get to this point.

    Went with the mac africa storage solution.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Nino View Post
    Took me about 15 years to get to this point.

    Went with the mac africa storage solution.



    This just put water in my eyes.........BRILLIANT.

    Although maybe a bit "soft" for my type of tinkering about, welding, cutting, grinding etc.

    I should not have seen this - my soul in disarray.
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    Did not post pics of the work tables - topic said organisation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nino View Post
    Did not post pics of the work tables - topic said organisation
    Its going to break my heart but please show........... I am sure its ok to go a bit OT.
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    I made something similar to @MickPrado's suggestion. When I get a new tool, or decide that something should be closer to hand, I just put in a screw or make a bracket, holder or shelf and hang it on the board.
    If I use a tool less frequently, I can always put it back on the shelf and use the space for something else. As you can see, there is some space on the board still, so no reason to remove anything yet.

    I have a home made peg board as well (picture left) but you pay a lot of money for the hooks/pegs and they are not very sturdy and keep falling off. Home made hooks are cheap as chips, but not for tools that you use regularly.

    My system is obviously the polar opposite of Nino's, but I am a weekend warrior.

    There are loads of videos on Youtube of guys building fancy French cleat systems, but I prefer to work on my projects. My work area is not for showing off on youtube/instagram.

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    Since moving to the coast more than a decade ago everything that used to be on the walls is now in ammo boxes, tool trolley etc. (Because you are guaranteed the 3 "R's" when you are a coastal dweller - rain, rust & relatives). Feel free to smirk at the Ryobi collection - they just will not break, which I need them to, to prove to my much-better half I need De Walt😇😇😇.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaconell View Post
    .... Feel free to smirk at the Ryobi collection - they just will not break, which I need them to, to prove to my much-better half I need De Walt😇😇😇.
    Don't we all have that challenge!

    On a separate topic: Everything OK with you? You are among friends here. You can share. How on earth do you keep your garage so clean?
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    Not the most professional looking setup but it's practical for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanB View Post
    Don't we all have that challenge!

    On a separate topic: Everything OK with you? You are among friends here. You can share. How on earth do you keep your garage so clean?
    Because I am OCD next level - when I am done fooling around in my little space, fixing stuff that ain't broke and inventing things that never work - I clean all tools, sweep and vacuum. If I start the next time and everything is not clean and where it should be, I just cannot start...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nino View Post
    Took me about 15 years to get to this point.

    Went with the mac africa storage solution.



    The tool chest drawer systems on wheels are game changers, they can store so much in so little space and literally everything you use on a daily basis is within immediate reach. You can also roll them around the floor to the job site, if you are working on a vehicle or similar.

    They are so convenient, I don't know how I managed without one, the top section with a rubber matt is also great as a mobile table top at a nice height.

    Get some steel shelving and plastic boxes for all the tools and spares you don't use as often and most importantly label them so you know with a glance where to find what you are looking for.

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    Wow, some amazing stuff here! Mine was more budget guided. When we replaced the cupboards in our bedroom I had the old ones installed in the garage and had another cupboard with drawers made to end up with this. The bedroom cupboards can take a LOT of stuff.

    I am happy and it is a nice space to work on little diy projects and general space to repair stuff

    And no jokes about the Discovery that parks in the garage. That oil spot was another source!
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    French cleat system.
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    My next challenge is the BIG items…

    Jeep hard tops, doors and soft top storage..

    For now I stuffed everything in tote storage boxes..

    Garden tools are the worst!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnaman View Post
    French cleat system.
    Next on my list.

    The pics above show office spaces. The question was regarding work spaces.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nino View Post
    My next challenge is the BIG items…

    Jeep hard tops, doors and soft top storage..

    For now I stuffed everything in tote storage boxes..

    Garden tools are the worst!!
    Can't you hang the hard top off the rafters?

    For garden tools, I'd suggest a bracket to hang spades and the rake etc on the wall with a shelf for secateurs, sprayer etc either above or below it.
    I'm busy with a setup out of Dexion in my garden shed, the mower parks under the shelf as it comes in the door, and everything else hangs or is shelved around that.
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