Crawlspace Storage

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Project by measureagain posted 01-09-2016 09:25 PM 1421 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a fair amount of room in the crawlspace under the laundry room, but it is a hassle to climb in and root around for a seldom used tool, because what I am looking for is always in the back, buried under a ton of other stuff. I came up with this idea for slide in shelves. More building scraps, and a bunch of cheap 2” and 3” fixed casters. Two 3” casters go on the back of the shelf sleds, and two 2” casters are upside down on the front framing plate. This works out to make the shelf sleds close to level. I cut a handhold into the bottom shelf to pull it in and out, and I use a roller stand to hold the weight when it is pulled out. The pictures are of the first prototype, without any tuning (it looks a little tipped in the picture). I have 3 of these now, and they really make use of the storage area much more efficient.

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#1 posted 01-10-2016 03:16 AM

Cool idea. Nice little set up you have. I see the rollers work out well. My son has a similar storage area, will have to show him this. Thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 01-10-2016 11:32 AM

Great idea

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#3 posted 01-10-2016 01:05 PM

Now that is a darned clever idea. I’m eyeing up a space under a stairway… Thanks!

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#4 posted 01-10-2016 01:11 PM

Looks like a good ideal to make the storage space more usable. I am unclear on now you keep it from tipping when pulled out. Would you please expand upon that?

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#5 posted 01-11-2016 08:53 PM

Like I said, I use a roller stand. You can see it in the first picture, but it is difficult to find in the second one.

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