|Project by KnotCurser||posted 02-25-2012 12:59 AM||1805 views||5 times favorited||10 comments|
A year or so ago I received around 20 Heavy Plastic Coca Cola Containers from a friend who owns a deli. They are made to hold six, two-liter bottles of soda. I set them aside with plans to eventually make some kind of storage unit out of them.
A couple of weeks ago I saw Steve Ramsey's video on his storage cabinet he made for his own shop – he had a need to store offcuts and smaller pieces of wood so the shelves had to be thin.
While watching this I remembered all those Coke trays and this was the result – my super tall storage unit!
It’s 8 feet tall and holds 16 trays!!!! I took the time to use dados for every shelf which makes this extremely strong – I was able to climb it like a ladder to attach it to the stud wall.
The gap between the shelves is only 5 1/4 inches which holds the containers perfectly. Outside dimensions are 14 inches wide by 18 inches deep. A very small footprint that stores a TON of stuff!
I was able to clear out my shop of tiny projects and pieces of lumber and still have room for a bunch more!
Thanks to Steve for the initial idea!
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