24 kitty litter buckets, some 2x3's. a hand full of screws and a bunch of zip ties, and I've got some sturdy and cheep garage storage. I had a big pile of buckets starring at me in the garage and I needed more storage. I looked at the buckets and started playing and just made it up as I went along... I think it turned out quite well. Even has room to hang the skateboards on the back!
The bottom board is a 1x2. The other boards in the back are 2x3's. The smaller board on the bottom allows the storage unit to tip slightly to the back keeping things inside from rolling out.
I measured, marked and drilled holes in the exact same location on the sides of the buckets that touch each other. The holes are drilled about an inch from where the handle snaps into the buckets on that flat section and then again on the 'front' and 'back' on those same flat spots. Two holes were drilled in each flat section. (the handles were removed first) The buckets are then zip tied together using these holes. Be sure to carefully cut the zip ties flush with the end of the locking portion of the zip tie... using a wire cutter will leave a sharp end... I found using a razor blade was the fastest and gave a nice clean cut. Just be careful.
The buckets are screwed to the 2x3's and 1x3's using pan head screws and fender washers.
I flipped the top row of buckets around to suit My location needs. This storage unit acts as a wall by these stairs to my basement in my garage, and the top row would have been too high to reach from the stairs side....
I added a shelf or 'table' in place of one of the buckets on the top row for drinks and what not when I'm in the garage working or playing.
is my first post. I'll try to get more details posted soon or do a step by step for this...