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Postby count2infinity » Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:18 pm

Anyone got some nice shelving for rough totes? Garage or basement?

I'm looking to get some storage going and the more I look, the more I'm wondering if I should just get some 2x4s, some plywood, and build them myself.

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Postby NTP66 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:23 pm

If you don't go the DIY route, I have a dozen of these in my basement, many used to house plastic Sterilite containers: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Blue-Hawk-16-i ... it/1075397
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Postby Nuge » Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:56 pm

24-in D x 77-in W x 72-in H 4-Tier Steel Utility Freestanding Shelving Unit https://www.lowes.com/pd/edsal-24-in-D- ... 1001326526

I just bought my second one of these for our garage. I’ve bought cheap shelves in the past and regretted it. These are sturdy and hold all of our bins perfectly.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:59 pm

I'm debating that myself c2i. Was definitely planning on building shelves in my garage, but after building one 4x2x8 shelf in my shed, I may be priced out of doing it.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:01 pm

24-in D x 77-in W x 72-in H 4-Tier Steel Utility Freestanding Shelving Unit https://www.lowes.com/pd/edsal-24-in-D- ... 1001326526

I just bought my second one of these for our garage. I’ve bought cheap shelves in the past and regretted it. These are sturdy and hold all of our bins perfectly.
That's intriguing. For a similar sized DIY shelf made of wood, you may come close to the same price. A 4x8 sheet of plywood will cost around $50 alone.

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Postby Shyster » Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:26 pm

24-in D x 77-in W x 72-in H 4-Tier Steel Utility Freestanding Shelving Unit https://www.lowes.com/pd/edsal-24-in-D- ... 1001326526

I just bought my second one of these for our garage. I’ve bought cheap shelves in the past and regretted it. These are sturdy and hold all of our bins perfectly.
Seconded. I have the Home Depot equivalent. It looks exactly the same except for the color. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-Red-4 ... /308458510

This is a great shelving unit and was exactly what I was looking for. Super happy I bought it. It's not cheap, but I think the extra money was well-spent. I would recommend buying a rubber mallet to assist with assembly.

Edit: I see the Lowes version is on sale. I'd be all over that.

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Postby King Colby » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:19 pm

I have built ins across the entire back wall of my garage. Theyre awesome. Even if its more expensive, you cant beat the sturdy wood quality and custom fit.

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Postby mac5155 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:49 pm

Greensburg is getting a Menards. It's going above Best Buy where that Sheraton/Ramada used to be. I have never, ever set foot near that hotel and never understood why it was there. :lol:

Menards is awesome, it was my go to when I lived in Wisconsin.
I went to a wedding at that hotel. Seemed pretty nice if I remember correctly. I got pretty slammed rocking out to an 80s cover band in the hotel bar after the reception.
We had our prom there. :lol:

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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:44 pm

24-in D x 77-in W x 72-in H 4-Tier Steel Utility Freestanding Shelving Unit https://www.lowes.com/pd/edsal-24-in-D- ... 1001326526

I just bought my second one of these for our garage. I’ve bought cheap shelves in the past and regretted it. These are sturdy and hold all of our bins perfectly.
Seconded. I have the Home Depot equivalent. It looks exactly the same except for the color. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-Red-4 ... /308458510

This is a great shelving unit and was exactly what I was looking for. Super happy I bought it. It's not cheap, but I think the extra money was well-spent. I would recommend buying a rubber mallet to assist with assembly.

Edit: I see the Lowes version is on sale. I'd be all over that.
We have the same ones, Shyster.

They only take a few minutes to assemble, and they're sturdy as hell.

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Postby count2infinity » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:06 pm

I ordered the Lowe’s ones today as they were $40 off. Pick em up tomorrow.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:14 pm

Most of that sucked, but ‘bang bang choppy choppies’ was great. :lol:

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Postby Shyster » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:31 pm

Legit :lol: at "pirate getting hit in the nuts."

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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:44 pm

Argh, me nards! lol

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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:50 pm

So over the weekend I made an accent wall for the bit above our fireplace. Maybe 20' sq of area covered with some MDF and pine trim molding slats. I started it on Saturday, and screwed every single thing up. Woke up on Sunday and was resolved to get it right, and did so. It was immensely satisfying, as that was the first sort of 'maker' project I've ever really undertaken.

The project involved the purchase of some power tools, and I am looking for a new project; I know just enough about this to get myself hurt. :lol:

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:16 am

tif is definitely going to staple himself to something, a la Clark Griswold.

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Postby count2infinity » Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:23 pm

Figure this is the best thread for it... snow blower. I live at the top of a pretty steep hill. Driveway is about 100 ft long, and I've got ~100 feet of sidewalk to care for as well. What should I look for in a good snowblower?

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:24 pm

Figure this is the best thread for it... snow blower. I live at the top of a pretty steep hill. Driveway is about 100 ft long, and I've got ~100 feet of sidewalk to care for as well. What should I look for in a good snowblower?
I have a Toro Power Clear 721R, and would absolutely recommend it. Plows through any type of snow, and can throw it far enough to clear either side of my double car driveway. This is a single stage. If you want something to help with more control on a steep hill, you'd probably want to look at a 2-stage or better that you can actually put into gear.

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Postby count2infinity » Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:26 pm

It's at a pretty decent price point too. I wasn't sure how much to expect to spend.

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:28 pm

It is, but the steep hill thing makes me think you really would be better off with a 2-stage. They're definitely easier to control on steep hills, and a lot of them throw further since there are two augers. It's a big jump up in price, though.

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Postby meow » Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:29 pm

Anyone got some nice shelving for rough totes? Garage or basement?

I'm looking to get some storage going and the more I look, the more I'm wondering if I should just get some 2x4s, some plywood, and build them myself.
Get some 2x4s and build it yourself

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:29 pm

Also worth noting that I purchased my Toro from https://www.snowblowersource.com, and the dropped it off right to my driveway. The price was good, and I'd recommend them.

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Postby tifosi77 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:53 pm

Figure this is the best thread for it... snow blower. I live at the top of a pretty steep hill. Driveway is about 100 ft long, and I've got ~100 feet of sidewalk to care for as well. What should I look for in a good snowblower?
We watch real estate video tours of fancy-pants mansions, and some of the recent ones have featured heated driveways.

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:57 pm

Figure this is the best thread for it... snow blower. I live at the top of a pretty steep hill. Driveway is about 100 ft long, and I've got ~100 feet of sidewalk to care for as well. What should I look for in a good snowblower?
We watch real estate video tours of fancy-pants mansions, and some of the recent ones have featured heated driveways.
I’ve seen them do that on This Old House using pex buried in the concrete. No thanks to the price tag.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:52 am

One of those Pex lines springs a leak, and you're basically repaying for it again.

Better to go with a steel tube with a wire run through it. That's what we did at my old job to heat the guideway for those rubber-tired airport trains.

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