|Project by Phil||posted 08-28-2016 01:46 AM||651 views||6 times favorited||9 comments|
I finally got irritated enough with picking through stacks of board, cutoffs, and plywood leaning up against the wall to do something about it. I also wanted to start learning how to use Sketchup at the same time, so I decided to kill two bird with one stone. After searching for plans & ideas, I decided to use one referenced here on Lumberjocks and elsewhere that came originally from Shopnotes 55.
I used 1/2” plywood for the sides instead of 3/4”, and 2×4s instead of 1x for the base. I also made it narrower so it would tuck into the corner of my shop and clear the garage door rails and not stick out past the miter bench (2nd photo). The top shelf is a little narrow but still works for narrow stock and dowels. Overall dimensions are about 26”Wx96”Lx56”H. The Sketchup plan is available on the Sketchup 3D Warehouse.
The only real adventure I had with this was using a collar & bit to smooth out the handholds I added. For some reason, the collar separated from the base & started to spin. Didn’t notice it a first until the router ran right through the template!
This is the first project I used Sketchup on, but it sure won’t be the last – having a good plan made this go together in about half the time I thought it would!
It’s a really good thing this got finished when it did – we had a big rainstorm last night that came in under the garage door – if my wood had been sitting on the floor, it would have been soaked.