|Project by jmartel||posted 07-13-2014 03:02 AM||1385 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
Since I’ve started to stock up on veneer, I quickly realized I didn’t really have anywhere good to put it all. Additionally, the place I normally order my veneer from usually ships things in 8-12 foot long pieces, meant that the veneer pieces had to stay rolled up in the box they shipped in. Since that can interfere with glue-ups when they are not flat, I figured I had to come up with another system.
In my 17’x19’ shop, there’s not really many places to put something 12 feet long, so I decided to modify Shipwright’s storage system a bit. I didn’t want the extra complexity and cost of a pulley system, so I decided to use 4 lag hooks in the ceiling and 4 eye hooks on the tray. I can move one end of the tray off the hooks and lower it down so that I have full access to the veneer inside.
Construction is extremely simple. I used 4 1×4”s from the BORG, ripped a 1/4” sheet of plywood down to 24” wide, and added a 4’ section of 1/4” ply to the end of the 8’ piece to give myself a full 12 feet. Added some extra 1×4” bracing where I had to extend them. By happy coincidence, it ended up hanging down from the ceiling at about the same distance as the bottom of the bumpout that I put it next to. Totally unplanned. I will be adding some safety wire to the rear hooks so that the tray cannot jump out of them in the next day or two.
Certainly not fine furniture work, but not bad for an hour in the garage, and it provides me much needed storage.
On a side note, if anyone is looking for veneer, I would highly recommend that you check out www.certainlywood.com. I was referred to them from this site, and am quite impressed with their service. Prices are very good as well.
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