|Forum topic by Ripper70||posted 04-13-2016 02:20 PM||540 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
04-13-2016 02:20 PM
I’m needing to start a few projects that require sheet goods and am planning on constructing an auxiliary rack for the roof of my SUV to transport said panels from the lumber yard to my home.
I would like to be able to construct the auxiliary rack (pictured below) in such a way that it can be disassembled and easily stored and then reassembled when I need it. My question is, what would be the best way to construct the joints so that this can be conveniently done yet maintain the integrity of the rack system after repeated uses? Any special hardware or joinery techniques that you all would recommend?
Also, the plan calls for using 2” x 4” x 8’ for the main construction, but do you think it’d be okay to use 1” x 4” so that the rack is less bulky and easier for me to handle by myself? I’m always flying solo so I need to be able to wield this thing on my own so I figured cutting down on the extra weight might be beneficial to my back.
Thanks for any suggestions you may have.
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