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Project by RoadHogg posted 04-13-2014 05:14 PM 1180 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed storage for full plywood sheets. After looking at a number of designs, I decided to build this one. The bin sits on four fixed wheels that pivot around two large strap hinged that are mounted to the wall. The bin is 24” wide and 8’ long. I can swing the bin out to load and unload and then swing it back against the wall to free up shop space.

The sides and back are rabbeted to accept the bottom. Built from 3/4” Birch plywood and some spruce 2”x6” cleats.

-- "The difference between school and real life is that in real life the tests come first, and then the lessons" -- Robert Lang, 360 Woodworking





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steve_in_ohio

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#1 posted 04-13-2014 10:53 PM

simple and effective, great job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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xylophage

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#2 posted 04-13-2014 11:26 PM

Thats a bit redundant….lol nice job.

-- D.A Winograsky

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masterwacker

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#3 posted 04-14-2014 12:17 AM

Nice setup. I wish I had the room for something like this in my garage.

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RoadHogg

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#4 posted 04-14-2014 12:40 AM

masterwacker, I know the feeling. This bin is pretty efficient, only 24” wide and about 52” high with 48” sheets in it. The Baltic is taller of course. I plan to put lumber storage on the wall above it so I can use up the whole 8’ of wall space it uses up. Thanks for the cudos. I find LJ a very friendly forum, people participate and encourage. Not all forums are that positive.

-- "The difference between school and real life is that in real life the tests come first, and then the lessons" -- Robert Lang, 360 Woodworking

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doitforfun

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#5 posted 04-14-2014 07:22 PM

Very cool. I’ve been thinking about making something similar. I nearly tore my finger nails off a couple of weeks ago lifting something from the back of the sheet pile leaning against the wall.

How did you sort out the wheel angles?

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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RoadHogg

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#6 posted 04-14-2014 07:44 PM

Hi doitforfun. It’s easier than it might appear. With the bin upside down, first I decided how far along the bin’s length I wanted to place the wheels, I then glued and screwed 2”x6” plank pieces cross-wise to support the wheels. Then, I ran a string from the hinged corner, across the line where I wanted to place the wheels. I drew a line along the string where it crossed the location of the wheels. Then I just lined up the axle on the wheel with that line I’d made with the string. From the bottom, the wheels appear to be in a nonsensical and almost random alignment but upon closer inspection, all the axles point directly at that one corner, where the large strap hinges hold the bin to the wall.

-- "The difference between school and real life is that in real life the tests come first, and then the lessons" -- Robert Lang, 360 Woodworking

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doitforfun

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#7 posted 04-15-2014 01:26 AM

I noticed that the wheels appeared to be in proper rotation angle. The string was a good idea. I’ll put that one in the vault. ;-)

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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