How to make Workshop - Garage Storage Racking
I think most of you would be familiar with my workshop and some of you may have noticed that there's a dividing wall down the middle of the shed that was there when we bought the property. I kept it as it was to use one half for the workshop and the other side for storage. These racks the other side of the wall were here too. They're pretty awful.
They're badly made and don't use space well at all so today I'm going to build some new racks to fill the back wall. I've pushed everything to the front of the shed to make room so I can build the racks right here but before I get started. I should explain why I'm doing this. I'm going to extend the workshop into this side so the front half will become a metal work area where I can forge, grind, weld and any of that sort of thing. I'm using 25mm galvanized box-section for the frame and 12mm ply for the shelves so let's get started.
I desperately need to get on with some organization in the original woodworking side. I'm struggling for room in there and everything is start to pile up on itself. It just needs organizing better and moving the metalwork tools into the new area will help up till now I haven't found the time to get any of this done as I finish one project and I'm straight on to the next but now's the time to do something about it over the next weeks and months. I'll be completing a few projects to try and improve things some of those projects won't be video worthy but I may add short unlisted videos of those too for anyone that wants to follow along.
I don't want to clog up the channel with that sorts of content so they'll be more of a bonus video that I'll post to the community tab. If you want to see these videos you'll need to click the bell to get a notification, otherwise you won't see them when they're posted. I made these guides to support the crosspieces while welding them they took just a few minutes to make. I didn't show that because they're pretty simple to see how they work but they're worth the effort as it makes life easy and it keeps things consistent whenever you weld galvanized steel be sure to wear a respirator and also work in an open space as the fumes are very poisonous. I've welded galvanized steel plenty of times before and never had a problem. It's not the easiest to get a neat job but that doesn't really matter when you're only making racking. These first welds aren't so good and what I didn't realize and I've just found out is gasless welding is the best way of welding galvanized steel that makes sense and would be the reason. I haven't had problems in the past because I've only recently started using gas at this point. I swapped the welder over to flux core wire. One benefit of gasless welding is you don't need a shroud. I also decided it was about time. I lined that wall at the back with plywood so I got that done and I even painted the door that really is much better it's not pretty but it's a good strong weld. this is a pretty cheap way of building racking steel box section from a steel merchant .