In a basement workshop, storage space is always at a premium. So it pays to take advantage of any available nook and cranny. To this end, I put the dead space under the stairs to good use by installing a handy lumber rack
You can always use more storage space, right? Here is a simple way to get it by tapping into those roomy pockets behind the walls of your home. No matter what your available space, you can mix and match these boxes, drawers, doors, and shelves to fit under a stairwell or into a kneewall or dormer.
We used to have a simple wine rack with a storage capacity of 30 bottles; plenty for our limited consumption. But when we came back from a wine tour to Penticton in British Columbia we suddenly had to store an additional 5 cases of wine (60 bottles). The design you see here is what I wanted to make. It has a capacity of 162 bottles: 16 per square and 6 per triangle. The one I actually made is 10 inches lower due to limited storage space under our stairs, and holds 144 bottles. This is actually an easy project, but I classified it as moderate as it requires very accurate cutting of the panels.<br>You need Adobe SVG View software to view the plan diagrams.