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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-01-2011, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for Suggestions on where to get garage items

Hi Everyone,

Does anyone have any suggestions on where to get a good deal on a garage storage system? I am looking for a 6' workbench, a couple of wall cabinets and a standing cabinet.

I see some decent prices from Sears but I cant believe how much that stuff costs. Is there a place to go to get better prices that I have missed?

Thanks for any help.

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If you like the sears stuff and can wait, get a Craftsman Club membership (free) and check the email promos. They have a storage sale at least once per year and you can get up to 50% off.

For instant gratification, it's always worth checking Costco and Sam's. Some of their stuff is well made and well priced.

Something else to consider is MSC. Their regular prices are not that great, but their occasionally have 40% off sales on larger purchases. And often have free shipping coupons....

Check out DealGuyd | ToolGuyd for some deals on tools and storage. It's run by a guy I know from the GJ and GH forums.
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I would check out Sam's Club. I have a wall unit from them and am very happy with it.

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Most of the work benches I've seen are cheap quality: either fiberboard tops or thin sheet metal. Try calling up a local metal scrapyard; sometimes they have old military work benches. I picked up an old Air Force one in the late '90s for $25 constructed of 1/16" steel. Pretty much indestructible for home use.

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Thank you for all the suggestions. I looking at a few options now. Hopefully in a short time, I will have some pics to post with the updates I have made.

Have a good one.
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Good luck! And please post back with what you find
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I had some time to get some things done:
1. New floor-VCT tiles
2. Found a person on craigslist selling the modular cabinets-new in the box...great deal
3. I still need to attach the wall cabinet and the wall mount tire storage.


Check out the before and after....

I appreciate all the suggestions.
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Looking nice.

You may laugh, but a couple gallons of Ultra White paint on those bare wood walls will totally transform the space. It is amazing how much light the bare walls absorb.
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That is not a bad idea...thanks for the tip!
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