I live in less than 400sq feet with three humans.
My bed is in the living room, my son has the only bedroom, and my 1 car garage is "roached to the max" -
This is a posting about using your space in an efficient way*
Our bed is 6' 6" long
The mattress rests on a 30" stand (to keep the dogs off of it and facilitate alternative sex/sleeping)
Under the bed I have freed up an honest 30" x 5' x 6.5' - so 80 cubic feet of storage
There are no cross beams or internal feet
5' 9" x 2' 2" on both sides
23" x 2' 2" windows at the end
Stacks out a lot of stuff.... (before we had a box spring + 2 mattresses to raise the bed - wasted space)
Of course I considered all the failure modes - it is rock solid
Does not rock or move in any way
Corner feet are L 2x4 with an upper internal brace (instead of an external sheet )
This is what we think about having no space to store your ebike tools...
So we went to the lumber store and picked up the goods
Boy looks like that because he knows I should have had 2pcs strap... but I had what I had and nothing fell out of the back
We use up-cycled tools -
So this is a legacy Ryobi drill (NiCad?) upgraded to lithium
The pack we got for $15 at the fleamarket with a weed wacker (that we use the hell out of)
Balanced the pack, added an anderson tap (because we dont have a charger)...
I get er done with this rig... you have no idea
Jank-ass old-school 5.5" saw on a 10mm arbor
Upgraded the blade for $13 and it rocked the soft wood
Safety first... note that I can cut 2x4's while resting them on his head at the deepest setting (1/8" margin)
This is our hardware set...
Note the fasteners are all now torx which are far superior
Note that this particular brand of bit as absolute shit
Complete garbage that could not even last 1 "dead" battery pack
On a wanker drill from the 80's
Embarrassing bit of business sold by Home Depot front and center
I used to love that store... until they re-branded the black bins (with yellow tops)
The ass-clowns (business whores) took an AMAZING $11 bin that was INDISTRUCTABLE
Exploited the good reputation we made for them...
And created TOTAL GARBAGE that sells for $9 and fails almost immediately
YOU FAIL HOME DEPOT - Particularly your BUSINESS DEPARTMENT
Reliability FIRST profit SECOND - DUH!
Seriously... Home Depot... Please grow a pair and be an actual hardware store.
DO NOT sell garbage
Especially DO NOT promo GARBAGE front and center (like these bits for a couple bucks)
Fix the Black Bin with Yellow Top failure (I have 25 with broken lids)
Take these crap bits off the shelf
Eat some lunch
make time for art
Build stuff that works and ignore the fussy-ass, mucky-muck, aficionados who spend the majority of time over specializing in lost craft...
Just build something
Make it work
My shit always works
My plans always work... because the plan is... to deal with reality once the plan goes to shit!
I had plans on all these parts
Fell apart as soon as HOME DEPOT did not have the sliding saw ready (I had developed a parts kit girrrr....)
Hence... why I built what I built what I had.
Seems to work out that way
Secret to R&D
"Aint never going to be perfect son"
Remember to build things in 2 parts so they fit thru any standard door*
Remember to build things that re-purpose... so in the next garage they can serve as shelves
Then go to the beach.
Solutions for modern living*
Look at your space in 3D
Decide what takes up that space
Lift it up
Use whats under it
Black bins would be my choice... but the lady of the house has "other" ideas...
She will cover this shit-show in fabric and put free night stands under it (that the college kids leave behind)
Increasing battery voltage and controller current limit will result in a non linear experience