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Thread: too much stuff for my little reloading room (storage area too)

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    Boolit Master corey012778's Avatar
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    too much stuff for my little reloading room (storage area too)

    I was working on moving my 5 press' to one table once I got done start organizing the supplies. once I got every thing where I wanted I looked at it. it was more cramped then the corner I was in at first. moved a small shelf I have my saw to cut 223 down to 300bo. put my powders and boolits and j words on it. that is when I realized I have accumulated a lot more then I thought I have.
    mounted one press upside down for sizing



    next project is to redo my old reloading corner and make it in to lube make station. I have to put a new counter down there. my cat decided one day to knock a bowl of tumble media over and use it as litter. not just 2 or 3 lbs of walnut media trashed but the counter smelled awful. soaked into the wood. guess I know what my weekend project going to be.

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    i can understand your problem. to solve this is very simple. You have to eliminate useless space in Your home. The kitchen is the first Thing to go . think about it You can go out to eat , save money on Useless food.. there are many ways to save. think about It
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    Atleast your not in a closet like me. I am stuck in 4foot by 4 foot walk in closet.

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    You're lucky to have the space you have. I have to make due with a closet for storage of my components and for my reloading table I had to drill some holes into the top of my Upholstery machine table to mount my press.

    I guess we all make due with what the good Lord gives us.

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    A coat of shellac will cover the urine odor. I would bleach the surface first then see how bad it really is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grmps View Post
    A coat of shellac will cover the urine odor. I would bleach the surface first then see how bad it really is
    I put baking soda over it worst area. may give that a shot. it is not the work of putting a new top on. space a narrow as well as the stairs and hall way going to it. I get a hf work bench and put it up there.

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    Reading these kinds of posts makes me so happy that I got my basement when i was getting my little rancher build. I even paid extra to have tall ceiling in my basement as in extra layer of cinder blocks so I dont bang my head on things since I'm 6'6". I have about 7' tall basement with 8x4 table made of solid old door that is my reloading table. 3 presses, powder drop, vice and I still have room left. That doesnt include my similar 8x4 table for electric/electronic/computer projects.

    I can live without a garage but i do love my man cave in my basement and i couldnt live without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corey012778 View Post
    I put baking soda over it worst area. may give that a shot. it is not the work of putting a new top on. space a narrow as well as the stairs and hall way going to it. I get a hf work bench and put it up there.
    You can also try borax

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    Wood and floor people will tell you odor will never be completely eradicated especially from fibrous wood .
    Believe them.
    Replace bench top now and move on, and put litter box in corner for feline helper.
    You'll both be happier.

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    replacement is the only option. the top is partial board. cutting areas that was not near the effected area. only 20mins in had to stop because of the smell.

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    when my MIL moved out of her apartment I built her, she had fallen, broke her hip, and had to go to nursing home, my wife said" why don't you move your reloading setup into that apartment?" NOW, I have running water, bathroom with a commode and shower, and a full kitchen!!!!!! IN THE RELOADING ROOM!!!!! Sure beats the 14x24 building I had before!
    AC and heat for climate control. Took about 21 years to get there, but boy, is it nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Budzilla 19 View Post
    when my MIL moved out of her apartment I built her, she had fallen, broke her hip, and had to go to nursing home, my wife said" why don't you move your reloading setup into that apartment?" NOW, I have running water, bathroom with a commode and shower, and a full kitchen!!!!!! IN THE RELOADING ROOM!!!!! Sure beats the 14x24 building I had before!
    AC and heat for climate control. Took about 21 years to get there, but boy, is it nice!
    and a place to stay when the wife is mad?

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    My dream reloading room is a loft above a 5 car garage with a dumb waiter to move my lead up and down.

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    I guess I am truly blessed with 2 areas . One in the house and a 12 x 16 outside..
    Out building, complete with wall oven for PC
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    just work in progress. the desk looks bad.


    the set up for now on all my stuff until I get that little area fixed. going to rip out all that shelving and put up something else.



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    Pretty spoiled here but then,I built the house?

    Small bedroom that we used as a nursery when the boys (4) were in a crib.Then they all got their own BR's upstairs..... BAM,got me a killer reloading room. It's a corner room so have two windows, woohoo.

    But reason for post; need to make a pigeon hole style storage unit to go from bench top to bttm of hanging cab above.Get a little more clutter up off top.It is a constant battle of forces,horizontal space=clutter.We have a huge shop (3k ft) and it gets proven every day. Eventually you have to deal with it,big or small.Best way I've found is going vertical.

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    Corey, your area reminds me of my old setup in the attic of my previous house. Now I have half of a huge finished basement. Started out as a kid in the corner of my bedroom and when first married a big closet in an apartment.

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    i finally got the kid and grandkids moved out so i have a room all to myself fore reloading. built a 3ft x 8ft loading bench thinking i would never need more room than that. well then started casting and loading shot shells and a few new items and its cramped again.

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