Iused the promise of some good food to entice my bachelor brother to come down and help me with a cabinet project. He somehow got the idea that there
would also be a golf outing. He should have known better; we were embarking on a home improvement project,
which involves some cool power tools, but very rarely the
use of golf equipment.
Before my brother, Chad, arrived I drew up a set of
plans. It’s important to have a detailed set of plans so
you have something from which to deviate. Also, it helps
to get your volunteers on the same page.
What the family needed was a way to store some of
our stuff. The place we were moving into had a one-car,
detached garage known in this area as a carriage house.
Large double doors, in keeping with the historic district,
were not conducive to daily use for car parking, so we
planned to use the garage as a storage room.(It’s one
thing to begin piling stuff until you can’t fit a car in the
garage, but we planned to never park the car there in the
This project can also apply to those who want to add
storage in one of multiple garage bays, sheds or any size
room where you want to build closet and/or shelving
space without building a closet. The design can be used
for book shelves, food storage, wardrobe closets—you
By Larry Walton