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This post is sponsored by The Home Depot as a part of The Home Depot’s ProSpective Campaign. THD provided the Makita Saw, Ridgid Sander and Husky Wrenches used in this post.
We have a growing need for paint and battery storage so we decided to build a storage unit to house them. You're probably wondering why we chose to put these two things together. Well, both paint including stains and rechargeable batteries are best stored in a controlled environment. Here in Florida, storing those thing in the garage means they are subjected to extreme changes in temperature. Neither paint or rechargeable batteries lasts as long if not stored properly.
We used the Makita plunge saw with track to make many of the cuts. It is much less intimidating to use than a circular saw. The purple underneath (foam insulation) helps to protect the floor and saw blade. One day we will have a table that we can cut these larger boards with. We are ready to be off the floor!
After the unit was built and stocked, we decided the wheels needed to be more heavy duty. So we swapped out the original ones for new ones. Since we used hex-head screws to attach the wheels, we used our new Husky wrenches. The wrenches come in metric and SAE version and in handy to hang and use packaging.
We also added a handle to one side to help move it. The unit holds all our paint, batteries and charger. It's nice to have it all in one place, finally!
Although this is specific to our storage needs, this is basically a 2-sided bookcase that can be adapted to whatever you need to store. What's nice about this is one side can store stuff you don't use regularly and the other stuff you use more frequently.
What would you store in a 2-sided bookcase? Where do you store your paints and batteries?
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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