I got tired of my lamps using up bench space, so I decided to build a
shelf system for my lamps in the basement. The basement is 65 year
around. Since the shelf is mounted to the foundation wall, I wanted to have
an insulation barrier to keep the 'cold' from the lamps.
Using basic 2x4 construction I studded out a 65" wide by 48" tall workable
area. Voids between studs were packed with 3" of polystyrene foam. I can
already tell the difference in this corner. I 'hung' the studs from the floor
joist with 3/8 bolts and plumed before I tacked them down with tapcons.
I also scrubbed/cleaned/sealed/painted the fondation wall behind the
shelf system. I don't have a table saw, so I'll go to the lumber yard to
have them cut a 1/4 inch oak panel to my dimensions to cover it up.
That's gonna look nice when the shelves go up!!! Nice and warm/draft free for the lamps also.......what we don't do for our lavaluv!!!!!
Going to be nice
if you are asking for advice...i used to be very symmetrical when arranging my lamps, but that became boring. now i mix them up and it looks much better, in my opinion. i've learned that it looks good to my eye to put a clear fluid globe next to one that is colored, and to mix up types and sizes. looks good right now and i look forward to seeing them lit up.
It's already awesome!
I wish I could take a better pic, my tri-pod won't go up high enough
to get a good pic and I can't do it free hand.