Those that know me well will not be surprised to hear I also got sidetracked and ended up making a seemingly simple project into a much larger retrofit. More on that later.
As you can see there is now plenty of room to stand up
straight under the shelving without fear of whacking the
cranium. However, I still have the tendency to cower
when nearing the general area of the shelf.
A string of portable lighting was purchased in March and when I got into lifting the shelf and had the ladders out thought I would hang it. Much to my surprise, there were not any rafters there! Never really noticed that minor detail … so there really wasn’t any good way to hang the lights and make them easy to move as the project dictates. So I decided to add a few rafters. (That is a fun job to do by yourself).
This photo shows all but one row of the portable light string
perched on the new rafters. The rafters will come in handy for
more than just the lighting … should be useful for hanging
wet painted parts from them to dry, using them as a tie off
point, ect. The new outlets are also visible to the left of
Tomorrow morning will finish the electrical by installing two shop lights under the shelf. This will help immensely at the power tool workbench ... standing in front of the bench creates a large shadow over the work area.