Recommend a supplier of tool chests and garage storage

Recommend a supplier of tool chests and garage storage

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LunarOne

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2,477 posts

107 months

Wednesday 18th August
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My garage is triple-length but shaped like a long tapering triangle about 6 ft wide at the narrow end and maybe 12ft wide at the garage door end. I want to bring a car in to do an engine rebuild and free space on my driveway for another car. However, the garage is currently filled with random furniture and also lined with free-standing wooden shelving and surplus kitchen units that take up far too much space and aren't able to help me store tools efficiently. Some of the backs of the shelving units are coming away and the shelves themselves are made of low density MDF and suitable only for storing things like lawn treatments and bug spray. I'd like to replace some of them with purpose-built tool shelving that's more space efficient, so I can reorganise things and give me room to move around the car.

I've looked at:
Halfords: https://www.halfords.com/tools/storage/all-storage
SGS Engineering: https://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/t...

Can you suggest other suppliers of garage tool storage and general storage? I don't want to do regular metal racking as I'd like it to be lockable. The only access to my garden is via the garage, and I have already caught light-fingered tradesmen thieving thanks to a wireless camera hidden in the garage.

Thanks!

remould

51 posts

149 months

Wednesday 18th August
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I used to use office stationery cabinets,mine were made from heavy gauge steel with adjustable shelves and multi point key locks,so it may be worthwhile checking out second hand office suppliers

bluezedd

968 posts

52 months

Friday 20th August
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I tend to buy second hand old snap on, britool etc cabs rather than go new. You do tend to need to give them a cleanout though and sometimes a bit of maintenance but I'd rather use them than a lot of the more expensive new cabinets.

A friend is an aircraft mechanic and he brought some clarke HD ball bearing drawer rollcabs back and I thought they were very nice. You should be able to get them from machine mart. If I'm being honest the new clarke boxes are "nicer" than my old snap on, britool etc with the standard sliding drawers. I do prefer my second hand boxes for character though and I know they've stood the test of time.

tight fart

1,873 posts

243 months

Friday 20th August
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Costco have some nice bits.


Edited by tight fart on Friday 20th August 16:59

Doofus

17,083 posts

143 months

Friday 20th August
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Machine Mart.

the cueball

709 posts

25 months

Friday 20th August
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The Sealey cabinets are decent enough, just got some for my garage.




LunarOne

Original Poster:

2,477 posts

107 months

Friday 20th August
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the cueball said:
The Sealey cabinets are decent enough, just got some for my garage.

Thank looks brilliant! Probably a bit too posh for me but I quite like the idea of old office furniture and hadn't thought to check Machine Mart.

Re: Costco - I just checked their website and it doesn't seem I'm eligible for membership. I'm currently freelance and don't work in any of the industries they list! Thanks for all the suggestions - keep them coming!

TimmyMallett

1,658 posts

82 months

Friday 27th August
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LunarOne said:
Thank looks brilliant! Probably a bit too posh for me but I quite like the idea of old office furniture and hadn't thought to check Machine Mart.

Re: Costco - I just checked their website and it doesn't seem I'm eligible for membership. I'm currently freelance and don't work in any of the industries they list! Thanks for all the suggestions - keep them coming!
Anyone can get a Costco account.

Chris32345

1,709 posts

32 months

Friday 27th August
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TimmyMallett said:
Anyone can get a Costco account.
Online only membership yes but lots of items even on the website are members only

Krikkit

22,324 posts

151 months

Friday 27th August
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Perhaps a local PH'er would be willing to help?

I have a Costco card if you can be arsed coming up to Cheshire, but I suspect it's not worth it.

JustGREENI

345 posts

150 months

Friday 27th August
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I have a bit of a mix,

Snap On roll cab, Lista bench and drawers (as found in McLaren’s workshops), office roller cabinet and the wall mounted cupboards are Big Dug.

I have more office cabinets in my shed: the tall cabinet had to go in whilst the shed was being built, otherwise i couldn’t have got it in.


Sandy59

2,578 posts

181 months

Wednesday 1st September
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I've got a mix of Sealey from Garage Pride and Halfords tool cabinets.
Wall units are £100 I see now for example, have gone up in price since I bought them a couple of years ago.