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Shop wall #1: Trying to design a "wall" of sorts - need some SU help

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 01-25-2009 09:53 PM 1070 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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OK – I have my hand tool shop in a middle bedroom of the house. The walls are bare as to shelves, etc. I don’t plan to sell this house anytime soon, however, I don’t want to install cabinets in the bedroom so that the walls are not damaged. So what I am thinking of doing is making a false wall of sorts. I figure I can make a frame and put on some peg board that I can use to hang my tools from so they are more readily available at my bench.

I’ve drawn one leg of the “wall”, but what I am having trouble drawing is the diagonal braces that I need to support the vertical section of the leg. If someone can help with that, I’d appreciate it. Here is what I have so far.

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I plan to make the whole leg with braces a component and then copy and move it to the other side – then add cross members, etc.

Thanks in advance.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine



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Betsy

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#1 posted 01-25-2009 11:01 PM

Dave – you’re right – it would be like a torsion box. That’s perfect and a whole lot easier and faster to build to boot!

Thanks for your help.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 01-25-2009 11:37 PM

i think so too

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#3 posted 01-26-2009 02:25 AM

Man, it must have took you forever to draw all those little holes…
I was thinking the legs might be a little small..but I dont know the weight and amount of tools you will be putting on there…you wouldnt want it to tip over now would you? Those legs would work great if they were just room dividers or scrims, but once you start hanging stuff on them…

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#4 posted 01-26-2009 02:42 AM

Brad = I’m planning on putting my hand tools, squares, chisels, saws, screwdrivers, etc. on the wall. I’m thinking it will be about 20-25 pounds of materials. How big would you make the feet?

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#5 posted 01-26-2009 04:16 AM

Oh, thats not alot….you should be fine with the feet you designed…I would just keep the bigger/heavier items down low..

A material you say…hmmm, and I thought you drilled them all with a little Sketch up drill

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#6 posted 01-27-2009 03:44 PM

Thanks Brad!

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