I have paint, stain, and other finishing and cleaning supplies on an open shelf for the whole time my shop has been in existence. I've always wanted to put these supplies in an enclosed metal cabinet. So I made a quick trip to a big box store and got one that should server.
Next I have to improve my wood storage. Right now it's on the floor and on shelves and on my mini loft.
First I have to remove a door accessing the attic next to my shop. Quite a while back, I installed external security cameras (ever have too many hobbies?) and in so doing, I cut open the drywall in my shop and installed "temporary" doors in case I needed access again.
It's not pretty but unfortunately, I created 3 doors. When I installed a heater in my shop (see past summer posts), I patched up one of the three doors. Now that I am addressing lumber storage I need to close up the second of the three doors. The last of the three will remain in case I need access in the future.
First thing, it's good this is my shop because my drywall patches kind of suck. If I ever need to do this inside of my house, I'd better practice a bit more.
In the picture above, you can see that I have a loft on one end of my shop. I've used that for some wood storage but I need to make it more efficient so that I can store nearly all of my wood there. Now that the wall is patched, I will create stacked shelves or cubbies for the wood allowing me to keep it organized and mostly out of the way. I'll post a final picture when I have it all done