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Old 04-15-2014, 04:07 AM
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Anyone Using Industrial Shipping Container for Storage?

Buddy Just bought a 40' shipping container to use for Motorsport parts storage. He and I do some snowmobile/jetski parting on the side. Planning on putting shelves on both sides and fluorescent lights down the middle. Just wondering if anyone has one and has tips on layout.

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Old 04-15-2014, 08:50 AM
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my bro in law got a 40 footer and then divided into 4 or 5 separate 8'-12' compartments. I believe he welded in box tubing framing for self tapping screws to hold sheet metal walls and putting in metal 3-4 foot lockable doors in the 3-4 enclosed areas on one side using the existing swing doors on the one end. He then put in 3 sided shelving in the 3-4 compartments to have separate storage areas with the one on the end for larger things. Another guy saw his concept and ran with it to create a mini storage site using similar concepts to rent out the compartments to other individuals. Very little site prep required.
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:49 AM
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I use conexes or Sea cans every day for storage, tool rooms, break shacks, etc in construction.
Got about 40 on the job currently.
Shelving I've always just built wood shelving. This job I went ahead and bought some modular steel frame shelving that take plywood for the actual shelfs.
IMO go no more than 2' deep on the shelves. If you intend to work on sleds etc in them then only shelf the back half and leave the front open. 8' wide isn't much room. If just parts storage then a 2' wide set of shelves down each side leave plenty of walkway room.
I'd love to ship one or 2 to the house to use as sheds but my place isn't setup to accept them where I could put them out behind the shop out of view.
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:51 AM
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Oh and ditch the fluorescents. Get a 50' string of LED work lights with some magnets for ceiling mount.
Takes 5 min to install and maint free.
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:57 AM
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Planning on using for parts storage only, not working on machines. Planning on 2' wide shelves down both sides. Maybe a deeper set on back wall for larger items. Interesting concept on the LEDs. Container is at storage yard with no power, so was just planning on bringing over my honda 2000w Genny when I needed to use it at night.

Thanks for suggestions. It was delivered yesterday, not planning on doing anything to it for a few days.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:04 PM
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:05 PM
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:33 PM
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