Nothin' Fancy Working Platforms

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Project by sheetzy posted 01-31-2016 07:44 PM 1568 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw something like this in a woodworking magazine several years ago and had built a set for my old work shop but left them behind when we moved. Now I made two brand-new boxes for my new work shop. I made four pine frames for each box and used half-inch plywood for the sides. I made oval openings in two sides of each box for easy lifting and moving. Each box is 3 feet x 2 feet x 17 inches. They’re really handy, very portable work surfaces that can be arranged in multiple levels to accommodate whatever height you need to work on.

-- What this world needs is a little more sawdust on the floor.

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#1 posted 01-31-2016 10:30 PM

That’ll work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 02-01-2016 12:10 AM

Just had one of those “DUH” moments. Why on earth have I not thought of this or seen it before. Thanks for sharing – these will be built in the shop next week.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#3 posted 02-01-2016 01:52 PM

Very useful. These kind of plataforms are widely used by photographers and moviemakers. They call it Apple boxes but are smaller: ( .

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#4 posted 02-01-2016 03:37 PM

I built about a dozen plywood boxes for a crossfit gym that looked / functioned in almost the same fashion. They were 30×24x20. People jumped on them for a workout and selected the best height for their workout. I never considered having them as workshop helpers, that is a great idea!

Example ‘games box’ (Note: I didnt build mine like this, these are cut to ship flat and assemble on delivery)

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#5 posted 02-01-2016 07:47 PM

Beats my milk crates any day. I might build a set of these that nest inside one another. I would make each pair of boxes the same height, but each L x W slightly smaller than the next for easy storage.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#6 posted 02-01-2016 07:58 PM

I have a 8×15x24 storage box that I re-purposed for a sitting stool that I like because sitting on the for home repairs does work as well as it once did. It’s a little tippy at the 24 inch height, so I’ll make a new one soon.

-- Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. --Kevin in Happy Valley

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