Easy Store Flip What??
I originally got the idea for this from an old Make Magazine, but I never got around to building it. Then one day while looking at the state of the toolboard down at my local hackspace, I decided to put one together. However, I didn't like the idea of using pipe rather then a hinge. One of my concerns was that tools would fall off as the pages of the board were turned. I was chatting to some of the folks that have been working on the MakerMoblie, and they mentioned that they often use elastic chord in pegboard to keep things from moving around in the bus. I decided that it would be cool to integrate the two ideas to make the Easy Store Flipboard.
Great, so what is it?
It's a storage system that mounts several sheets of pegboard on hinges so the pages can be turned like a book. It's then mounted on a wall. This is a great way to maximize storage space and to keep things organized. The one I'm building will hold tools, but you can use them to store anything, especially with the elastic chord method.
Parts (italic items are optional):
- 2 pieces (2'x4') of 1/4" thick Peg board $15 ($7.21 each)
- 1 set of pegboard tool holders $13.99 (I had some lying around)
- 12 x 3" hinges $24 ($1.99 each)
- About 70 or so wood screws around 1 1/2" depending on the thickness of your plywood
- 36 bolts (3/4") Make sure they are sized so they fit through the holes in the hinge, but don't wobble around too much (at all ideally). I used M6 - metric!! ($0.35 each). Add another 12 if you want to make bookmarks.
- 36 nylon locking nuts for above bolts ($0.42 each). Another 12 if you want to make bookmarks.
- 5' or so of 2x3 or 2x4 for the risers
- Sheet of 1/2" or 3/4" plywood. You need at least 2' x 3' if you just want to build the flip board. Or a larger piece if you want to include a shelf for drills. This is for the backboard which will mount to the wall. (free - likely because it's been underwater for a while)
- Elastic cord. I got 20 metres of this at a fabric shop ($0.70 / metre)
- 3 small shelf brackets if you want to build a shelf on the bottom of the pegboard ($0.70 each)
- Some 3/4" screws to screw into the above bracket without going through the plywood
- 1' x 1.5' 1/8" birch plywood if you want to make the bookmarks
Tools (italic items are optional):
- Circular saw, hand saw, or Dremel SawMax - something to cut plywood and pegboard
- Chop saw, hand saw, radial arm saw - some way to cut 2x4s
- hand drill
- a drill bit slightly larger diameter then the bolts
- another drill bit slightly smaller diameter then the wood screws
- A larger drill bit for staring the jigsaw if you want to cut a hole out of the backboard
- a screw driver bit for the screws, or a good old fashioned screw driver