Part of my problem, which I assume all woodworkers have is that there is no such thing as scrap wood….thus the piles of ply and lumber everywhere. This leads me to where I am now, musing over a design or two to aid in my quest for floor space and for that matter to just be able to see my floor!
At this point I grow weary of looking at sketchup and would like your thoughts.
Picture #1 – the overall design, partly borrowed from the generic A frame you have all seen around, with a twist?
Picture #2 – Shows a section to reveal torsion box bottom.
Picture #3 – more platform detail
Question: Is clamp storage on the lumber cart a good idea or too distant to be of use? The shop is a two car garage so its not like walking to the moon and back! I have no set place for the clamps yet and as you can see from the section photo, that is a lot of valuable real estate being used up on the inside of the cart – if the clamps don’t get stored there, I can possible store 1/2 ripped sheets in that area!
So what’s the twist? – You can barely make it out in the bottom view photo, but I was thinking about putting a 4’ t-track on either side of one of the A frame sheets of plywood to allow me to place a few long boards to act as clamps across the face of the stored plywood pieces – thinking thin stuff that likes to flex like hardboard and other sheet goods like veneer. This would still allow me put other sheet on top of the thin stuff without damaging them or having them move around. Ultimately some type of ability to separate the different thicknesses would be nice, but I don’t believe I could do it on this 24” wide model without losing too much storage capacity.
Fire away :-)
-- Sneaking up on the line....