|Project by Mainiac Matt||posted 05-30-2015 08:14 PM||1446 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I have a loft in the barn that is 9’ up, in which I like to store the window AC units, along with lots of other ‘stuff’. The problem is that I only have ladder access to the loft and my tractor forks elevate to just over 7’ max. So I’ve been kicking around an idea for an elevated deck pallet.
Today hit 90 deg F, and SWMBO wants her AC, so it was time to slap something together quick. I found a 38×31 pallet, my old TS extension table and some 1x and 2x scrap, but when I pondered an old above the refrigerator cabinet my MIL gave me, it all came together.
Cost = $0 (all scraps and junk laying around)
time = ~45 min (made it in the driveway with cordless tools)
1. barn bench for servicing chain saws when not in use (cab. keeps the meeces out of my stuff)
2. mobile work bench for projects on the property (yard projects, fence repairs, laying up firewood, etc…)
3. elevated pallet matches the height of the loft deck @ full elevation, so I can just slide heavy stuff from the loft to the pallet and deliver to where needed.
They say necessity is the mother of invention.
It aint very pretty, but it gets all three jobs done.
Posted more to share the idea of a multi-purpose poratble bench, rather than showing off any type of skills.
-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!