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Member Since: 01/2018

Project Likes: 59


    • You're the master of camouflage, @SwampDonkey! We would have never guessed these were anything other than metal tool chests. Nice job!
      By RYOBI Nation, on December 26, 2018

    • Ok, THAT is to funny!!!! Love the idea! 
      By Anymouse, on June 27, 2019
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    • Yes! That's a perfect solution, especially for those tools that don't fit perfectly on standard peg hooks. Looks great! 
      By RYOBI Nation, on December 26, 2018

    • Versatile design, nicely done!
      By grover959, on December 26, 2018
      • Thanks grover959. Glad you liked them.
        By SwampDonkey, on December 27, 2018

    • Solid build. Do you have plans posted anywhere?
      By JNash703, on January 1, 2019
      • Hello JNash703. I do not have any formal plans but will go over my build. For the Shelf and supporting wall brace, I use Weaber 1/2" X 6" X 3' poplar boards purchased at Home Depot (Model# 27369). I cut the size about .5 inches larger than my tool (Sides and Depth) and then cut wall support the same width and 3" long.

         Place a bead of Wood Glue along back edge of shelf and adhere to edge of wall support as it will form an "L" shape. I then cut some shelf brackets for support using the same Weaber board. My supports are .5" wide and I cut a 45 degree angle on top and bottom. Wood Glue the angled brackets to the underside of the shelf and back wall support.

        For the trim around the shelf, I use Weaber Poplar boards sized at .25" Thick X 1.5" Wide. Cut to fit around the sides and front of the shelf and Wood Glue them to the edges of the shelf.

        To hang the shelf, I use "L" screws purchased at Home Depot. (Drill a pilot home for them and space them apart even whole number intervals such as 4, 5, or 6 inches) Thread in the screws and you should be ready to mount.

        For lighter accessories, I was able to get by with just the Wood Glue, but used Brad Nails / Small Screws with the glue for heavier items such as my Jig Saw. (Note: Did not have to use Screws / Nails on the brackets or trim, just attaching shelf to wall support).

        I hope this helps and I was thinking of laying out the materials and snap some pics if needed. Just let me know.
        By SwampDonkey, on January 3, 2019
      • JNash703, I did forget one thing. You will notice a 45 Degree notch on the back trim pieces. This makes it easier to mount as you will need to angle the shelf to approximately 45 Degrees to mount the "L" Screw into the PegBoard.
        By SwampDonkey, on January 3, 2019
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    • Very smart idea to begin with the cabinets and add your lockers to them. It looks great! We're sure the family is happy to have their own space.
      By RYOBI Nation, on December 26, 2018

    • These lockers are awesome but can we talk about your cover photo for a minute?! Wowza! Where and when is that?? Is it real life? How beautiful!! 
      By Kasey T., on February 6, 2019
      • Hello Kasey,
        Glad you like the photo. My wife and I went to Banff Canada in May 2018 and had this picture taken. It was at Lake Moraine and I highly recommend going there! The lake was just thawing and in the summer months, you can canoe on the lake. Other beautiful areas are Lake Louise, Johnston Canyon and Emerald Lake.
        By SwampDonkey, on February 6, 2019 (edited)
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    • Wow, this is really cool! What a great use of space. Thank you for sharing!
      By RYOBI Nation, on January 21, 2019
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    • We are at a loss for words over this one! It's a DREAM GARAGE - perfectly organizes, with lots of storage, and looks like a showroom! We're a bit jealous. :) Thanks for inspiring us to up our garage game!
      By RYOBI Nation, on February 25, 2019

    • I love this! I really dig the Ryobi logo's all over the place!
      By davglass, on April 3, 2019

    • Did you make the Ryobi sign or buy it? 
      By Big_A_BBQ, on April 23, 2019
      • I purchased the sign from Ebay. Etsy also has it. I then built a shadow box around it with Stand-Offs for some dimension.
        By SwampDonkey, on April 26, 2019

    • This is REALLY nice!  I'm a newbie trying to make my garage into a workshop.  So many people seem to have finished, clean workshops.  How do you keep it so dust free?  I didn't see a dust collection system. Great job!
      By Making_It_Best, on September 24, 2019
      • Hello and thanks for your comments. I routinely use a blower and broom to sweep my garage but the biggest way I keep it clean is that I do not usually cut wood, etc.. in it. My garage is used for storing two cars, three kayaks, my 18V cordless tools and my exercise equipment. I use my basement shop for my work. Its organized but does not stay as clean :)
        By SwampDonkey, on September 26, 2019

    • What color did you paint the plastic bins?
      By geriengel, on May 27, 2020
      • I used Rust-Oleum American Accents (Gloss Key Lime)
        By SwampDonkey, on May 27, 2020
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    • Excellent decoys! Thanks for sharing this interesting idea!
      By RYOBI Nation, on December 26, 2018

    • Love it! Especially when I only have the funds to buy the tools for our cars and not the box! 
      By Anymouse, on June 27, 2019

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