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Building Shelves

It is becoming increasingly evident that one component of a successful hacker space is good storage. The problem is that most shelf systems out there are pretty expensive. After a recent meeting we started brain storming different shelf designs and finally settled on one. Convinced that we could save money by building our own shelves we set out to the local hardware store with a materials list. After rounding up all the needed materials and renting a truck we headed back to Freeside.

We quickly refined a procedure and started building our shelves. We were only able to complete the first four sections of shelves by the end of the day, but we were very proud of our work and we still have enough material to make 8 more shelf units. Many thanks to everyone who helped build shelves and I hope you are able to make it to the next work day!

Here is an album of the build and some pictures of the completed shelves:


Olle Jonsson said...

You have gleaned great wisdom. Storage, and clearing out storage (with its attendant purging rituals: the sorting, the finding crap you lost, the losing the hard-to-part-with unnecessaries, and the liking of the now-roomier storage), are success factors. Congratulations on building shelves, and a wave from Forskningsavdelningen in Malmö, Sweden.

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