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Sheet good storage rack for two car garage

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Project by John posted 04-14-2009 01:24 AM 6136 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello. I completed this last summer but didn’t think to post it until now. Not my idea and can’t remember where I found it but credit to the original designer whomever that may be. I was tired of having to move my tool box every time I wanted to get a sheet of plywood so I built this thing. When I need something it just rolls out from the wall. The hinge point is right by the garage door track. Three heavy duty wheels and two heavy duty hinges for the hardware. I used two sheets of cheap cdx plywood for the frame. One sheet was cut from corner to corner to make the back and middle partition. The other sheet made up the bottom, front partition and side. Can’t remember the dimensions but you get the idea. Glued and screwed.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.





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Bureaucrat

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#1 posted 04-14-2009 01:45 AM

I like this. I have drawn plans for a similar set up using that little bit of dead space by the garage door. In my plan, I’m doing small stock and dimensional wood storage in the portion that swings out. Sheet goods would be store raised off of concrete and leaning against the wall. To get to the sheet good, I’d unhook the swing storage and move it out far enough to get what I need. When I push it back, I would be helping hold the sheet goods wit the swing portion. Also considering adding my cut off saw to the swing portion.

Since you have been using this for a while, is there anything that you’d do differently? Any surprises?
“So long and thanks for all the fish!”

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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John

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#2 posted 04-14-2009 02:29 AM

Hi Gary,

I would not change a thing so far. I really like the ability to swing the whole rack into the room and slide a sheet of plywood on or off.

“Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars!”

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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#3 posted 04-14-2009 03:30 AM

This is a nice project that helps manage sheet good storage and occupies a relatively small footprint. Good idea on the use of multiple casters. I built a similar one and only put one caster on mine. It takes some muscle to move it when it is fully loaded. Your version looks to be more versatile than the one I built.

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 04-14-2009 03:34 AM

Thanks Scott. I though about the rack loaded with 20 sheets of plywood and came up with three casters for support, one in the middle and two farthest from the hinge. It will stand up on its own without the hinge attached.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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#5 posted 04-14-2009 05:11 AM

here is another one. both have some great merits:
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