Organization To Go: Custom Storage Solutions for your Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles
On two wheels, four wheels, or more, our vehicles receive a great deal of attention from us, in the form of affection, time, and, of course, money. It’s no surprise, as William Rau of Rau Automotive Woodwork has observed, that we seek to personalize the interiors of our “second homes.” Like any home, a vehicle has to meet our practical need for storage space. If you’ve outgrown your glove compartment and factory-designed cargo bays, whether your vehicle is for work, personal use, or both, you can find artisans at CustomMade who are ready to create custom automotive storage solutions that are both functional and beautiful … or rugged, whichever you prefer.
Need to keep your things organized and handy when you’re driving? This was a challenge faced by the fire department clients of Foreman Fabricators Inc. Tired of their gear scattering around their truck cab, one fireman knew exactly what would work, but nothing commercially available fit the bill. Foreman Fabricators worked closely with this customer, and the result was this custom aluminum checkerplate firetruck cab organizer. The project turned out so well the department ordered a second organizer for another truck. Read more about the organizer and see more photos on the Foreman Fabricators blog. Project manager Tim Lovell writes:
If it can be made out of metal, chances are that Foreman Fabricators Inc. has either made it or can figure out how to make it. Since 1959, this St. Louis-based company has been creating and manufacturing just about any metal component a customer desires.
If you’re looking for a metal storage solution for your car or truck, contact Tim and explain your specific requirements.
You can have custom storage designed for any kind of service truck. CK Valenti Designs, Inc., can create service truck organization racks like the one shown here for a business in Chandler, AZ. Check out some additional photos of this project on the CK Valenti Designs website gallery. If you need a special configuration to suit your custom auto needs, artisan Christopher Valenti has vast experience with custom metalworking and woodworking on a variety of projects. Contact him and discuss your plans.
Not too many vehicles are factory-designed for carrying pets. How can you take your beloved dog on a motorcycle trek in comfort, style, and safety? How about a custom leather pet carrier by Kerry’s Custom Leather of Belvidere, IL? This full grain leather carrier was custom sized for Chico so his owners could take him on rides. The carrier features windows for him to see through and multiple air holes, as well as a flap on top so he can poke his head out and enjoy the rushing wind the way all dogs just love. The carrier is designed to strap securely to the motorcycle and also sports hand tooled personalization, paw prints and “Chico’s Seat” lettering. Lead leather crafter Kerry Phipps has received numerous glowing reviews from her customers. For your own high quality pet carrier or other custom leather items, get in touch with her and the Kerry’s Custom Leather team.
Your custom car design project can include the secure storage space you need for your tools as well as your own personal Chico. Take the time to think about a design that would be just right for your car, truck, or motorcycle and then post it on our CustomMade “Get it Made” job board. Whether it’s just an idea and brief description or if you have a sketch you’d like to upload, CustomMade artisans will have a chance to review your request, and those interested in your project will get in touch with you.