I See I Made A Mistake


red rick
April 15, 2013, 05:35 PM
I am just getting into reloading. I am getting a little bit of equipment at a time as it comes back in stock. Now I am running out of room in the house and had stuff laying in the floor. So I made a bookcase to put things in, but I see I made it to small because I still have stuff on backorder.

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April 15, 2013, 05:39 PM
Looks good. It dosen't take long and you will need another one. I just built an 8 ft bench with three shelves. Filled it up fairly quickly.

April 15, 2013, 05:58 PM
Nice job with the bookcase but I think you are goig to need a bigger box. :)

Eventually that may hold your dies.


April 15, 2013, 06:56 PM
I can't tell the width or thickness of those shelves, but be careful with too long an unsupported extension. There are some very heavy things you will be accumulating (like boxes of lead bullets) that will stress them out.

April 15, 2013, 07:37 PM
You will be getting close to the magic utopia when you build a reloading garage to hold all the necessary things you have acquired. If you don't believe me today revisit this thread in about 10 years or so.:D

April 15, 2013, 07:50 PM
just a beginning. Build another one just like it when you need more room, then you can span them with a worktop as long as you need. I foresee a very expandable system in your future.

April 15, 2013, 08:17 PM
So I made a bookcase to put things in, but I see I made it to small because I still have stuff on backorder.

Ya, it tends to grow. When you find yourself reloading for several calibers of both rifle and pistol, it takes some space to store brass, tools, components and loaded ammo. Nice shelves. Enjoy!

April 15, 2013, 11:05 PM
Just build another one when that one is full.

April 15, 2013, 11:07 PM
That's a nice looking piece of furniture!

I made a nice 3x8 table for reloading. Nice table, want more space though. I've taken over one of the rooms downstairs now.

April 16, 2013, 08:20 AM
Yep....gunna need more room...it's a never ending cycle. I started 50+ years ago, built benches as we moved from house to house but never had enuf room. Finally, after I retired, I built a dedicated gun room...here's the before and after pics. Twin Dillon 450B's to the left for small and large pistol work (don't like changing out that primer feed when changing calibers). The empty bench is for sorting, and powder work; to the right a pair of dedicated rifle presses, one a single stage Herter's from 1962, and on the right, a Herrell's turret. Twin safe's complete that portion of the room. There are two add'l benches for case prep and shotgun loading back where I'm taking the pic from. With all that, I'd really like some additional cabinet storage!!! It just never ends...Best Regards, Rod

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii64/Rodfac/Loading%20Bench%20Pics/P2061021.jpg (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/Rodfac/media/Loading%20Bench%20Pics/P2061021.jpg.html)

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April 16, 2013, 08:24 AM
That's a nice gun/reloading room. I wish I had the space to do that!

April 16, 2013, 09:09 AM
You did a great job building the book shelf, it looks really nice

April 16, 2013, 01:10 PM
No matter how big you build it---it aint never gonna be big enough!!!!!!!

April 16, 2013, 02:46 PM
You didn't even use the top shelf of that book case!

Sent from my CZ85 Combat

April 16, 2013, 02:49 PM
Oh, and odds are you'll want those manuals higher up. And those boxes will prolly get moves to the top shelf of a closet somewhere.

Sent from my CZ85 Combat

April 16, 2013, 03:18 PM
Yep, OP, you are gonna need more room.

April 16, 2013, 03:56 PM
Looks good. I am going to have to figure out how to post pics so I can show mine off. Although after seeing some of these I may not want to. I built shelves to go on top of my safe. Gets stuff out of reach for little ones and use's some wasted space. The ceilings the limit and vaulted ceilings rule.

April 16, 2013, 03:56 PM
That will be fine for storing your Pistol Stuff. Then build one for the rifle stuff. That might suffice, unless you ever go to a skeet range and then your are done for. My pistol and rifle reloading presses are dwarfed by the four gauges in shotgun and the wads/shot/powder required for shotgun reloading.

April 16, 2013, 04:00 PM
Better be careful building stuff that nice. Someone will put you to building furniture instead of reloading.

red rick
April 16, 2013, 04:54 PM
Rodfac that's a nice reloading setup. I wish that I had that much room.

Thanks for all the good comments ya'll.

April 17, 2013, 07:19 PM
GREAT JOB! when you build your next set, put some shelves in around 8" apart. screw the shelve to the back wall for support. a 1x2 all the way across the back screwed and glued to the back will also increase the load capacity. making a channel into the side of the uprights on each side for the shelf to set into will increase the load capacity also (I do not know wood working terminology). and do not make them to deep. done that way they will hold an amazing amount of weight before failing. mine are filled with loaded ammo and bullets waiting to be loaded. it is a good thing they are setting on concrete.

April 18, 2013, 03:21 PM
I have been loading for 25+ years and I am up to a 10X12 room. If I don't add anymore guns, calibers or safes I will be good. I have found an 8 ft ceiling is somewhat confining however.

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