|Project by SebringDon||posted 09-29-2013 05:55 PM||2804 views||22 times favorited||11 comments|
I wanted a safe and secure way to break down large sheets of plywood, but working from a one-car garage space is at a premium. When I saw this plan at Bob’s Plans (it’s free) I knew I’d found my solution. I made it all out of cutoffs from other projects, so the only cost was the hardware, basically some 5/16 bolts, nuts and washers, along with some furniture levelers. I even made my knobs from some scrap and t-nuts.
The first pic is a cheat from Bob’s Plans, since I forgot to take a pic of the basic setup. In the second and third pics you can see me set up to rip a full sheet of 3/4” plywood, and then crosscut the piece I ripped. The last two pictures show the “hard” part of the project, the upper clamps used to secure the plywood panel, and the lower clamps used to secure the rails to the two main supports. I think the plan only calls for four of each, but you’ll definitely need 8 of the lower clamps. I got by just fine on four of the upper clamps, though.
It fills up my carport quite nicely in use, but breaks down into a small package stored on top of a cabinet when not needed. Highly recommended if you want a simple system that doesn’t take up much room but still provides a rock-solid platform at a comfortable height.
As always, comments and suggestions for improvements appreciated.