My new free shop storage solution is bades off of Laura Kampf’s new approach (see below). The advantage? The crates I am using are free! I get them from local grocery stores where they are used to ship and to display produce. And while they are made from cardboard, they are plenty sturdy and I have yet to manage to break a single one! So at the very least you should look into this before you spend a lot of money on something that might or might not work for you.

When Laura Kampf posted videos about her new storage system using euro crates, I was intrigued. When I looked into what it would cost me to outfit my shop with them, that intrigue quickly faded. In my time I have tried a lot of systems to keep my shop organized. If you look at some older videos of mine you can see the changes I have made and the things I have built (mostly from OSB) to that end.

And while Laura’s system sounds really cool, I wanted to give it a try before sinking a lot of money into a full set of euro crates. Cue an often overlooked bin at a local grocery store. They put the used, empty boxes in there for people to take and use as basically shopping baskets. I soon realized that there are some standardized sizes. It did not take me long to get hooked. I started picking up a few of those boxes extra whenever I had to do shopping. I think by now I’m in the decent double-digit range for my shop storage solution.

Check out the video to see and hear more about my box enthusiasm. I also came up with what I think is the easiest way to store them on the wall. At least if you are into OSB. And have your shop walls covered with something easy to screw into.

I’d love to hear what you think about this free storage solution. You can find more ideas that worked for me in the Workshop here. And if, like me, you feel the need to actually make things rather than improving your shop, I’ve got some ideas for that too.

And Be Inspired!


Dominic

It is my passion and mission to inspire you, no matter what you do - woodworking and making, cooking, or roleplaying and paper crafting. Be inspired!

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