Originally Posted by brn24whl
I did a search in the Forum and didn't see this covered at all. What do you use as a shop at home? What features did you put in yours that are really cool or usefull? What do you use for parts storage oil containment?
Some useful things I did were the aforementioned air hoses, LED work lights and power cords all coming down from the ceiling on self retracting reels. Not having to deal with tangles cords and hoses makes working on anything much more pleasant. Lots of light is an obvious one.
If you have much room to deal with buy at least one rolling cart to put your parts and tools on so they're not on the floor or on the vehicle. If you have a big tool box consider getting a smaller tool cart with your basic tools to roll to the jobs.
Steck makes a handy rolling step platform for getting under the hoods of taller vehicles.
A sturdy workbench preferrably anchored to the wall with a big vise on it is always a necessity.
For parts storage I have a couple 10' tall pallet racks with 3 shelves each and some smaller shelving units from sam's. For around $100 sam's has a wire shelving unit with pull out plastic bins that's well worth the money. If you're doing an involved disassembly they're great for keeping fasteners and parts organized for reassembly.