|Project by meanjgreen||posted 03-15-2012 03:28 PM||5006 views||10 times favorited||21 comments|
long story short..
Last summer I got really busy and started using my truck a lot to work in Brooklyn and the City
I needed to secure my tools, and equip. I needed something, anything soon
At first I literally threw something together in a couple of hours one night. I welded some square tubing into 2 sections of cross supports and slapped 3 pieces of heavy ply with some door hinges. I locked it by screwing the ply down to metal.
I was around the truck so much, in it, working off the back, thats was the primary element of my day. It was just a matter of time before I started putting in a little work here and there even if for 15 mins.
Alot of the wood is ply maybe 3 2 to 4 different grains veneer.veneer on ply; cutoffs that I had accumulated over time. as I started running out of the pretty veneer I started in with solid pieces, cutting to the 1/4” height of all the ply.
Yes water was a concern. Surprising not in the design rather a nuisance I was constantly managing…throwing a tarp on, off, on , off. Load tools, Unload tools move tools, needing the tool under the tarp.. that I just moved, etc. And trying to keep everything dry.
But the actual water proofing was a non issue. I knew I wanted to line all the edges and seams with something like a gasket,and one day was painting inside and noticed the weather strips that are used on doors. And that was that Home Depot and done. Maybe a little epoxy, and etc caulking in some places here and there.
I used something like a water resisting product made for outdoor decks and things. I have been since applying clear polyurethane when I can and will cont until it builds up right.
the dark plate you see is steel I
thought it would be something that might have come in handy.
I found about 8 matching antique locks in Dads space ( it’s a freakin treasure hunt in there evertime man, love it) anyway not sure what kind they are but they are copper or brass and will work well I think. I just have to give it some thought…
-- Saving the planet! ...one handmade object at a time. ~J. Greene - Montgomery, Al. Residing in (Greenpoint) Brooklyn, NY www.jaygreene.info