Plywood organization

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Project by Chad posted 03-14-2016 02:12 PM 2238 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, this isn’t as pretty as a lot of the amazing projects I’ve seen on here, but I’m just starting out and getting my garage organized and thought that this was a pretty good idea to share as my first project on here. I know from a distance this looks like just an ordinary storage unit, but for the 4×8 sheets I added rollers underneath to make them slide like butter (and it works great!) I didn’t come up with the idea, I got it here, but I modified the full build to fit the corner of the garage. I hope to share many great projects in the future, but I think the next couple ones will be additional organization projects. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 03-14-2016 02:26 PM

I like your design. It is IMHO the most efficient way to store sheet stock and yours is nice and compact and fits in your particular space nicely.
Mine, while larger, is very similar however for ease of sliding I just put a couple of strips of UHMW polyethylene on the floor crossways. That works well too.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 03-14-2016 02:43 PM

This is a great design and should be very useful in your shop! Do you mind sharing what the dimensions are?

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#3 posted 03-14-2016 04:04 PM

Awe, man. You did a great job. I see a lot of the wood carts that hold more smaller pieces but this is the first time I’ve seen something to hold the larger pieces. And my garage space it limited and has the cement lip like yours so now you’ve given me a great starting point to do mine. Very nice!

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#4 posted 03-14-2016 08:23 PM

This is a good idea. My garage looks more like your second picture with pieces propped against the wall. Might have to try something like this. Thanks for sharing!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#5 posted 03-14-2016 11:00 PM

Thank you all for the kind words! Each of the compartments are just over six inches wide. I only had 18 inches from the wall to the cabinet, so it worked perfectly!

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#6 posted 03-15-2016 01:43 AM

Hmm… I likey! Even with a 4’ wide lumber cart, I still find it in my way. I might have to tackle something like this…

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#7 posted 03-15-2016 04:05 AM

I really like this! Much smaller footprint than a cart.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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