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Old 01-14-2011, 04:31 PM
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Work Area, Material Storage and Organization

I'm interested in any photos, information, tips and/or tricks on how you organize your upholstery work space and store your materials and supplies.

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Funny you bring this up because I was just getting rid of some clutter and garbage around mine. I said to myself, " How can I make this more organized?"
Evert so often you'll see a picture posted on this site of someones work area. I try to learn from that.
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I am definitely not the person to ask about organization!
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I'm just curious how people lay out their work areas and store materials and supplies. I have a 24x33 shop that is a rather convertible space depending upon what I am doing. There's an additional 12' on one side that has all of my fabrication tools - welding, cutting, mill, lathe, sand blaster, band saws, etc.

This photo shows my work area for upholstery. I can fit two cars in front of it.

I am going to finish the pegboard on the far wall "soon". The pegboard is very good for the upholstery tools.

Last weekend I added a couple of shelves to one end of my cutting table to help with material storage.
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I put all of my thread and other small items in the plastic drawers on the wall. It keeps things clean and easy to find.

I made a shelf that hangs from the ceiling to hold my sheet goods up and out of the way. I'll snap a photo today.
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Nice! Do you only have long arm machines?
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Nice! Do you only have long arm machines?
I have three machines, Adler 267 30" long arm, Consew 255RB-3 and Singer 144W305 30" long arm. Both long arm machines have servo motors with needle positioners - they raise the needle to allow for removal of material. The Singer also has pneumatic foot lift and reverse.
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Only been in a few upholstery shops, but most have some sort of overhead deep bins for storing the materials they're using at each project. Bulk sotrage is usually done away from the work area. Your area looks much like those I've seen other than that.
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