Jack stand storage - An easy afternoon DIY project

Friday, May 25, 2018

Jack stand storage - An easy afternoon DIY project


Wondering about an easy jack stand storage solution? In this episode of House of Hacks, Harley shows garage storage ideas for an easy afternoon DIY project about how to store jack stands.

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Music under Creative Commons License By Attribution 3.0 by Kevin MacLeod at http://incompetech.com.
Intro/Exit: Hot Swing
Incidental: Rocket


Today at the House of Hacks, we're going to figure out a better storage system for jack stands.


Hi. Harley here.

I've been cleaning out the garage and as part of that project, I realized I have some jack stands that I've been storing on the floor and I've got a perfect place right here in the corner of the garage, between the corner of the building and the rails for the doors, to put them.

They'll fit in here perfectly if I can hang them like this.

So the plan is to put a piece of 3/4" OSB in this space because the drywall's really not strong enough to hold the weight of the hooks very securely, I don't think.

And it'll be easier to screw into OSB, plus then I don't have to worry about the jack stands messing up the drywall at all.

So, I'm going to fill this space with some OSB and put some hooks on it and I think...

There's some supports in the bottom here, some braces, that I think should be able to hook onto hooks real easily and they should be able to just hang on the wall like that and just lift right off without any problem.

I've got another style over here that has a triangular base and has a triangular support at the bottom of it that I think will also be able to just have some hooks that hook into that triangular support and I think we should be good to go.

I got the OSB securely attached to the wall with grabber screws into studs.

I picked up some #8 hooks and now I'm just going to drill some pilot holes and screw them in.

The size on mine are seven inches apart. Yours may vary depending on the size of the base of your particular jack stands.


[Installing hooks]

That's going to work great I think.

Now I just need to get more hooks in for the other jack stands and I'll be done.

That's been a real quick garage project this weekend. It kind of interrupted some other things I was working on but this will be a whole lot nicer going forward.

I've really needed to get these up off the floor where they collect dust and spider webs and everything and take up floor space. This will be a real great addition to the garage.

Thanks for joining me on this creative journey we're on.

Until next time, go make something.

Perfection's not required.

Fun is!