Hinged Sheet Goods Rack

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Project by KnotCurser posted 03-15-2010 02:36 AM 11901 views 15 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The lumber storage marathon is finally over!

I finished the first leg of the race a month or so ago when I completed the lumber rack and storage bins:

Now I finally got a quiet Sunday and quickly went to Lowe’s to get plywood and 2×10’s to start on my sheet goods rack. I knew exactly what I wanted as I sketched it in my mind for at least a month. It had to be strong, had to fit a rather large stack of sheet goods and it had to tuck in against the wall when it wasn’t in use.

Taaadaaa! What I imagined came to life!

I was able to get two wheels off a large heavy-duty cart from a local business that was throwing the cart away, so those were taken care of – the only other hardware needed was two heavy strap hinges I also picked up this morning. I would say the entire project cost less than fifty bucks!

This thing rolls like it’s on a pillow of air – even with 200 pounds of plywood in it!

Finally – I can arrange my garage the way I want to!!!!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#1 posted 03-15-2010 02:40 AM

Very ingenious! I love it. Sheet goods storage is a huge problem in my small shop. This definitely gives me some good ideas. Nice find on the throwaway wheels too. :)

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#2 posted 03-15-2010 02:41 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 03-15-2010 11:22 AM

That’s a nice wood storage rack. Thanks for showing it off.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#4 posted 03-16-2010 08:27 AM

great storage rack… perfect for the side of a small garage… well done…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#5 posted 02-10-2011 04:20 AM

very nice

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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