I apologize for the poor, far away photo of the space, it was the only one I could find when the muse whacked me in the head... This is pre-insulation and pre-drywall stage. The drywall is getting put up in place now, and I am having some serious long thoughts on what do do here...
I am seriously considering firmly attaching a 3/4" plywood backer to the studs, so I can put a screw pretty much anywhere, and just set up some shelves to hold my drilling stuff. Bit sets, jigs etc... That would be a great use of the space!
Another idea, this one a bit more intriguing, would be to build a small cabinet to go into this space to enclose these items. That would give me the practice I need at making raised panel doors for sure!
The items I need to store are...W
#1. Ryobi 19 piece SpeedLoad bit set.
#2. DeWalt 29 point pilot point bit set.
#3. Irwin SpeedBor Max auger bit set.
#4. Irwin SpeedBor spade bit set.
#5. Grizzly H7694 31 piece master Forstner bit set.
#6. Woodstock Large Saw Toothed Forstner Bit set.
#7. Pull out tray loaded dimensions 6x5.5x6 with large forstners, loose spade bits, countersinks, drilling countersinks, plug cutters, and self centering drill bits.
#8. Quick release hex shank extensions.
#9. General Pocket Screw Jig. (Considering upgrading to a Harbor Freight pocket hole jig).
#10. General doweling jig. (Considering upgrading to a Harbor Freight pocket hole jig).
I know I have far too many projects, and one of my proposed projects is to build a cabinet to straddle the base of the drill press to do the job I mention above plus hold the drills, but let's be honest here. I want to get this done NOW. Or at least soon. Not at some point in the future. But I also want it to look good, and help me build the skills. I have the material if I want to build it out of hardwoods, I am considering grabbing some 1/2" cabinet grade ply and having at that with hardwood (Pecan) trim and door...
So do I do this fast and ugly, slower, but attractive, or MUCH slower, and much roomier, and not quite as attractive...
Ugh, so many projects, so little time!