|Forum topic by devann||posted 04-13-2011 02:39 AM||6865 views||3 times favorited||10 replies|
04-13-2011 02:39 AM
In need of some shelving for material storage I came up with this design to use in a storage container. I wanted an open front without legs for easier access to the material stored. And I wanted some kind of adjustable design. Please If I could, I’d like to have your 2¢ about how to do a better job of it.
Here are the brackets. Made from plywood glued and fastened to the 2×4s
Here is the leg to support the brackets. Holes are 1/2”—3” o.c.
This is the notch cut in the top of the leg. I used a t-nut to keep the leg from splitting and bumped up to a higher grade bolt. This is what keeps the shelf from crashing down. The legs are spaced at the tie down locations along the top and bottom of the container walls.
Here is an example of the leg with a shelf bracket
Here I have the legs and brackets assembled. The top shelf is 30”, the two in the center are 24” and the bottom shelf is 18”
Here I have it finished. I used 3/4 plywood for the shelves. It’s been up for about a week now so far so good. Yep, you guessed it, now I gotta do the other side.
Update: Well the other side is done and the shelves have been up for 3 months now without any sagging or deflection so I guess they’ll work out as planned.
-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with