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Old 07-17-2019, 5:51 PM
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Default Designing my reloading / gun room.

Finally convinced my wife to let me take over one of the spare bedrooms for my gun/reloading room. Iím building all the cabinets and shelving myself and wanted to see if any of you out there had any ideas or things you wish you wouldíve done maybe differently in designing your reloading room/area. Forgive me for the amateur sketch that I attached but thatís the basic concept. The figure in the center of the room on the sketch is a center island that will have a few different gun viceís where I can work on or maintain my firearms.

It never fails once I build something end up seeing a picture on Pinterest or some other place with some awesome ideas that I never thought of. So I thought I would pick you guys brains and see what you all had to say. Thanks guys!

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Old 07-17-2019, 6:58 PM
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Wow that's cool I got some space in my garage here is my setup you might get some ideas Still not done
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Old 07-17-2019, 7:08 PM
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wow nice wife I would just add vinyl flooring to pickup all the lost primers
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Old 07-17-2019, 7:10 PM
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Wow that's cool I got some space in my garage here is my setup you might get some ideas Still not done
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Holy sh*t! Nice work!!!


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Old 07-17-2019, 7:12 PM
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Wow that's cool I got some space in my garage here is my setup you might get some ideas Still not done
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I like the way you put shelves above your presses. Think Iím going to incorporate those for sure!

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Old 07-17-2019, 7:34 PM
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cool beans. i am so jealous.

i don't have an entire room, or a garage anymore, and so i just have my home office space.
this is going to be my new work space for guns, which was on sale at costco, in the store only for $499 (in case you are still shopping).
sale ends 7/19/2019
it is $699 online at costco.com (still $100 off normal). i have seen 999.




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Will brass prep be done in this room as well?
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Old 07-17-2019, 8:47 PM
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cool beans. i am so jealous.

i don't have an entire room, or a garage anymore, and so i just have my home office space.
this is going to be my new work space for guns, which was on sale at costco, in the store only for $499 (in case you are still shopping).
sale ends 7/19/2019
it is $699 online at costco.com (still $100 off normal). i have seen 999.



Anybody tried mounting a press to a table with wheels? How sturdy is it? I die a little inside when I see youtube videos of people's press/bench setups and the bench is wobbly AF.
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Inside the house...No carpet inside the reloading room.
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Will brass prep be done in this room as well?


Still debating on that one. Iím thinking Iíll still do brass prep in the garage since I have a sink and I do wet tumbling.


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Inside the house...No carpet inside the reloading room.


Yeah Iím pulling the carpet out. Was thinking about these garage floor tiles for flooring...




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Wow that's cool I got some space in my garage here is my setup you might get some ideas Still not done
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Yeah I’m pulling the carpet out. Was thinking about these garage floor tiles for flooring...
I wouldn't use those for flooring with all the cracks for primers (both fired and unfired) to nap in, but then again, I reload in a chair in my computer/reloading room...
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Old 07-18-2019, 4:24 AM
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Clean is nice. I envy you. My entire garage looks like one large storage unit ... there is barely a few paths to walk. Some day. Sigh.
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Inline fabrication mounts on your reloading bench will save you a ton of space, and make the surface a lot more versatile. I have a 10 foot bench, and only one press is mounted at a time. The rest are on a wall mount Shelf. That gives me a lot of room to clean/work on guns do brass prep, Etc.
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Lol thanks for the complement a lot of hard work and 3 months of on and off
As far as your floor choice I would go with a nice hard wood floor

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if I ever get that much room.
I want to add one or two of these.

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Anybody tried mounting a press to a table with wheels? How sturdy is it? I die a little inside when I see youtube videos of people's press/bench setups and the bench is wobbly AF.
i don't know about that, but this bench weighs almost 250lbs so it is probably pretty solid, and you don't have to install the wheels.
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Clean is nice. I envy you. My entire garage looks like one large storage unit ... there is barely a few paths to walk. Some day. Sigh.
We must be related... Some day.
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I like your existing garage workbench now. I would like to know what the countertop surface is covered with. I was planning on having a sheet metal shop bend up some galvanized steel to cover my plywood top so powder and oils dont get soaked into the wood over time.
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So count top is plywood with a sheet of carbon fiber on top of carbon fiber is a resin I don't think it was a great idea because it get dusty quick but the resin is very durable and it I used in restaurant tables so its stands up to a lot of abuse It was easy to work with just a little messy I bought it threw us composites.com both carbon fiber and kleer kote table top epoxy

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1st , ground everything . 2nd mix up lights - Flour / led [ bulbs - not the shop light / 4 footers ]
I have 2 flowing tables for cleaning rifles .
As for floor - seamless . I sealed my garage floor after filling in the joints
Get a comfortable chair . I have 2 stools that I put wheels on [ the ones that clasp when you
sit on .
A dust buster vacuum is nice . I also have 2 10 outlet strips and run out of plugs - but mine is
a work bench - handy man stuff - drill press , grinders vises etc .
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i don't know about that, but this bench weighs almost 250lbs so it is probably pretty solid, and you don't have to install the wheels.
The top looks sturdy enough to not flex, but i wonder if i mounted a press to it would the whole thing want to tip over if i was really leaning into the press arm?

Slick idea otherwise, a mobile-ish reloading table
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Old 07-18-2019, 11:42 PM
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Even when the brass case exterior is clean, punching out the primer leaves crud
all over your press. Now mix in lube...

Not "some day'', but 'one day', I will be doing all case cleaning and primer punching
and primer cup cleaning outside the loading area.
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