|Project by Trimble||posted 08-31-2010 08:01 PM||1569 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
This is the first set of shelves I built for my warehouse. It was very much an experiment to prove that I could build exceptionally strong shelves that don’t rely on nails to bear any of the weight.
I had been in an argument with my father in law about it, since he has a matching building with shelves that he just slapped together with 2×4’s nailed together and some slabs of sheet board spanning them. I’m not comfortable trusting nails to hold all the weight.
He said it would cost more to do it my way. After comparing builds, I think my way cost about 75% of his shelves, and while he boasts that he can stand on a shelf his uprights are only 2 feet apart. On mine, there’s more room to reach in. Plus, mine could hold up a car, and has 3 shelves instead of 2.
BTW, this is the first thing I’ve ever built out of wood. I mean, other than the “stick” I once whittled out of a … stick.