Member Storage Area



Membership storage is a finite resource in denhac. We have a dedicated space for member storage bins. There is also active material storage for active member projects in various parts of the space. Storage spaces are intended for storage of materials for active projects and it is strongly discouraged to use denhac for long term storage either in member storage bins or materials storage. 

Storage Policy

The storage policy is intended to encourage active use of the space and discourage long term static storage. Please do not consider denhac to be a first option for storage of materials unless you are actively working on projects. Tools can be stored in your personal member storage, offered to be shared for general space use or donated to denhac. Please do not store tools in public space for private use.

Member Storage Bins

Space for bin storage is available to members. Member bin storage is located in the Fishbowl. Bin storage is intended to be used for active members with active projects. It is strongly discouraged to use member bin storage for long term static storage. 

4/15/2023 – Trying new system to track who’s actively using their member storage bin. Similar to vehicle license plate registration tags – There’s a clipboard of stickers with the current month on them. Apply the new month’s sticker to show you’re using your bin. New bins can be added to the shelf with a name + contact (slack preferred) label if there’s room. Starting in June we’ll be tagging everyone in slack who has inactive bins and asking they take their bin home or remind them to apply a sticker proving their bin is actively used. Bins that are inactive may be moved to less prime real-estate (top shelf or off to the side). We’ll eventually be creating and communicating a plan for bins of current denhac members who have inactive bins which may involve going to the hack shelf. If you bin has a slack handle / contact info you will receive notice well in advance before that happens.
The end goal is to have member storage be managed like materials with a 30 day ok, ~30 day warning, after that it goes to the hack shelf. However we want to try it out and make sure there’s plenty of consensus and communication before officially switching over to that. Members can discuss, ask questions, and help make a sustainable plan for member storage in Slack channel #help-storage.

  • Storage bin space is available to members in good standing
  • Members will keep their storage space contained to the assigned area – Bins can take up one slot on the shelf
  • All storage bins must be labeled with the name and slack handle of the member
  • Members no longer in good standing (cancellation, non payment, suspension) will be asked to remove their storage bin within 30 days. Bins left for 60 days will be recycled and materials in the bins will be added to the “hack me” shelf.
  • Members with storage bins will be asked on occasion if they are willing to give up their storage bin space.

Active Materials Storage

Members can store materials in the space for active project use. This includes the woodshop, laser cutting area, metal shop and 3d printing area and any other space where materials may be used for an active project. denhac does not have the space to accommodate long term storage and members are asked to remove their materials from the space when their project is complete or becomes stagnant. Members may donate the remainder of their materials to the space by removing their label and moving it to the “hackable” section.

  • Members can store materials for active projects in designated materials storage areas.
    • Thin tall materials in the storage bays along the main wall in the workshop room. Bulky sheet goods on the wood cart by the lockers.
  • Every piece of material must be labeled or bundled together with the member name, slack handle(or alternate contact), and today’s date. Bonus points for including expected project completion date. Store your material in the “active project – 30 day storage zone”  
  • Materials that have been here for longer than 30 days will be moved to the “danger zone”. Take it home or use it ASAP. Materials have ~30 days period in the “danger zone” before they will be moved to the hackable section. This will usually happen at the next hack denhac day.
  • Materials left for more than 30 days in the active project zone and have spent ~30 day grace period in the “danger zone” will be considered donated to the space and hackable.
  • Materials that do not have a label will be considered hackable.

Project Storage

Glue ups, paint jobs, etc. should be left on a workbench with your name, contact, and date you plan to pick it up. Other members may move it to lost and found or around if it’s in the way or past it’s pickup date. Oversized projects can be stored in the fishbowl left of the member storage bins.

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