|Project by Brian Shourd||posted 05-16-2011 11:07 PM||2346 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
Hi everyone, for the first day of my Workshop Renovation Week, I made these simple shelves for storing lumber.
The struts are 2×4, and each bracket is a 2×4 sandwiched between 1/2” plywood and screwed together. The shelves give about 10” to the struts, so that I can store up to 10” wide lumber without overhang. The brackets are given about a 5 degree angle, so that stuff isn’t likely to fall off the front. The shelves are spaced wide enough that I can easily fit 8’ boards on them. That works for me, since transporting anything larger than 8’ is a hassle anyway.
Right now, the shelves are just plain brackets, on which I rest my lumber, but I was thinking about putting some actual shelves on top of them – maybe 8’ long 12”-14” wide plywood? What do you think? If I cut out grooves for the struts, then the shelves could go all the way to the wall, which might be handy for smaller pieces. But it might just be a lot of work for nothing. Has anybody else done this before? Suggestions?
Thanks for looking, and check back tomorrow for (hopefully) another storage project.