For a long time, it’s been our dream to put all of our Makita power tools up on the wall. We found the perfect place to create a frame and put a sheet of foam in for the wall display. Job number one was to find the layout.
The problem with a layout that’s going to be mount on a wall is that you have to think about the weight of each item. If you have too much weight at the top the entire sheet can sag and distort over time.
But also, our most useful tools are the lighter ones, so it would make more sense to have them lower down for easy access.
In the end, we decided that there was enough support within the foam to hold heavy items as long as they were evenly distributed.
To hold the sheet tight into the frame we added battens to the back and the screwed a front plate into them. This pushed the foam into the wall and gave extra support to the heavy items on top.
The great thing about this Makita power tool system is that the batteries can be used in so many different tools, so the ecosystem is easy to build in to. We’ve got eight batteries here just in case we ever need that many!
In the end, we’re really happy with this build, and it’s something that we use every day.
These Makita tools have been great to our day to day life in the workshop, and for use in other projects too. having all of our power tools right in reach is perfect.
The great thing about Shadow Foam is it’s so versatile, you can use it for a wide range of things.
This video series is all about showing off all the ways you can use Shadow Foam, and hopefully give you some inspiration! Watch our whole video series here.
Shadow Foam is perfect for so many different uses. This is just one example of how you can use Shadow Foam, see what people are using their Shadow Foam for here.
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