ScottsGT Posted April 7, 2021 Share Posted April 7, 2021 OK, I'll admit it. I'm a real slob when it comes to my work areas. In my garage I have found it a bit easier to be organized and cleaner if I have the proper work bench, drawers, storage, etc. Ever since I got back into building models well over 20 years ago, my go-to bench was a simple fold out cafeteria type table. A few years back, I ramped up the game a little by building a riser where I could stack more crap, and more important, I put magnetic strips on the front to hold all of my metal tools. Files, Xacto knives, clamps, etc. For any new kit I just opened, I would place it on the table until the clutter took over or I added tools in the way. Then I resorted to another chair or to set the box in, or simply place it on the floor. Now that we are about to move, the wife has persuaded me to try and clean up my act a little. My workshop will be in the corner of an active entertainment area that I want to keep organized and easily capable of storing and closing up what I am working on. This will help keep the cat from playing while I'm away too. Seeing how another hobby of mine is woodworking, I can build a really nice bench to keep projects neat and orderly. I'm thinking of an actual "desk" with a couple of really large but not too deep drawers so each active model can be removed from the box and kept separate and not out in the open. Maybe a roll top desk system like the old antique desks of years past. I do have two sheets of stainless steel that are right at 2' X 5' that I could use as a building surface. Any spills, would clean up easy. My current paint and odds and ends are in an old 3 drawer roll around crash cart from the hospital. Basically a glorified tool box with better casters on the bottom. I would like to eliminate this as well, but not set on it. While all the bottles stacked out in the open is great for speed and ease of finding the color, I'm not running an assembly line. Of course with my stash as big as it is, I probably need to. If anyone here suffers from the anal retentive habit of clutter free living, please share! 4 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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