|Project by Dadoo||posted 09-10-2007 06:18 PM||20956 views||48 times favorited||25 comments|
I have a two car garage. I need to be able to park two cars inside it at times. I have a woodshop in this garage. This poses a problem with parking the cars. (Actually one of them is a full sized Ford truck!) So nessessity being the mother of invention:
I combined several ideas obtained from various woodworking magazines to come up with this storage system. The lower unit is the sheetgoods storage and will hold appx. 7-8 sheets of 3/4” plywood. It hangs on heavy strap hinges and rolls in/out on a heavy duty caster. Rubber casters will eventually develope a flat spot so keep that in mind if you build one. Use steel or plastic lined. The base and back is 2×8 pine faced with 1/2” plywood. It takes up 8” of floor space (from the wall) and keeps the sheetgoods off the wet floor.
Behind that I was lucky to have a 6” lip on the foundation which allowed me to gain 6” more storage against the wall for smaller pieces of wood.
The upper rack is nothing more than a 2×4 with holes drilled at 5 degrees. The steel pipe was aquired from a friend. It will, and does hold a lot of weight. (Notice the boards on top…They’re from an old shipping rack. All 2×6 stock. All hardwood, most being oak. Scrounged them from the local lumber yard.)
And if you noticed…There’s a “sheet cutting jig” hanging in the middle. It expands, and when set on sawhorses, etc. allows you to rip or crosscut full sized sheet stock at ease. I’ve used it so much it’s falling apart and lost one long runner. Time to build a new one.
-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!