|Project by Tooch||posted 12-18-2015 11:09 PM||2121 views||6 times favorited||6 comments|
Recently, I have been getting fed up with the lackluster approach ive been using to organizing scrap wood in our school’s shop. I decided that I was going to blow it all up and start over, and am determined to rebuild a large section of our space.
First, I needed to get the existing scraps out. Luckily, I was able to use mostly scrap/ recycled wood to build this and kill 2 birds with 1 stone. The particle board was leftover from old prom decorations, and most of the dimensional lumber were cutoffs from coenhole boards or other outdoor projects. The only thing that I really “bought” were the caster, but the were going to be for another project that I haven’t gotten around to yet so I decided to use them for this.
Pic 4 shows the disarray of the old method of scrap storage. It was very cumbersome to search through and often could be dangerous, with pieces falling out onto your foot. Pic 5 shows the cleaned up version, much better.
The tops are designed to held pieces <16>. Anything longer than that can go in the area in between the sides. Eventually I will get a shelf or two inside there, but I ran out of scrap ply for now, and (full disclosure) motivation.
I also left a gap on the bottom (pic 6) so that I can fit a shop vac nozzle in the to clean out all the dust that will eventually accrue.
Thanks for looking, as always, comments, questions, or suggestions welcome.
-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails