|Project by RussJohnson||posted 11-03-2013 04:07 AM||2142 views||18 times favorited||4 comments|
Fell in love with Steve Ramsay's design and lined up a Saturday to get it done. Stopped by Home Depot in the morning with the wife, but she rolled her eyes at the price of 3 sheets of 3/4 inch plywood. I had to agree, $150 for a rack to hold my other bits of plywood didn’t make much sense.
I came up with a work around. Instead of $45 sheets of plywood, i bought a few pine 1×4s and made a frame to glue and nail sheets of $8 1/8 inch hardboard to. A few dozen pocket screws later and we were in business. It only took me about 4 times the amount of time I had budgeted for the original design.
It might have taken a lot more effort to put it together, but it only cost about $60 + casters and it is really light while still feeling sturdy. If i had to do it again I think I would just save myself the time and spend the money on the fancy plywood.