After nine moves through six states in less than 20 years, Chris Finnerty has become an expert at outfitting a new shop space. This one combines everything he’s learned.
One trick that’s proven especially handy through the years is utilizing beveled cleats for hanging cabinets and tool-storage boards. The cleats work well for fine-tuning a shop setup or reorganizing without much effort. As a bonus, “If I move, I can just take the items off the cleats, unscrew the cleats from the wall, and have a clean wall for better resale,” Chris says.
Although it’s a fully functional woodworking shop, Chris also considers it his man cave: “It’s not unusual for me to spend the entire evening in the shop. I’ve got a TV, a stereo, and a bathroom. There’s not much I don’t have.”