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Gargantuan basement or garage shelving unit for $36
$100 Industrial console table - Rope, Wood & Iron
I just completed this project and want to say thanks- with just a small tweaking to the cut list (13 1/2 " as the cross shelf brace between the 2x3 or 2x4's in my case) and 51" across the front (to fit my space) this was right on- I also added cordless storage and battery station This is my first project and I am glad I just found this site
I just built shelves also .. Very similar to your design
Like this! $90 CAD
Nice shelves. I came up with almost the exact design. I used 2x4s for the posts and the horizontals on the sides of each shelf. Also slight adjustments to make it a corner unit(shelves are 16"x8')So all in it cost $90 to build 64sq ft of shelving!
Thanks for the instructable, i used your design as the base for some attic shelving. I made the shelves deeper and (due to hight restrictions) went with two shelves. Took just two hours to build and i plan to build two more!
Great job and we'll designed. This would also make a great entryway or behind the couch table.
$100 Industrial console table - Rope, Wood & Steel
Industrial console table, rope/wood/steel, $100 in parts.
Thanks, I'm glad it worked out for you. I didn't mention in the Instructable part of the background of this project. I'm a half-broke physicist, occasionally I screw around with dumb little calculations, before I made this one, I set up a little back-of-the-envelope equation to see if I could maximize the area for the price assuming most of the stuff I needed to store had a footprint of a plastic bin. I tried a bunch of different setups, this one maximized my area for price. And you're right drywall screws are usually better, as long as they don't break ... I actually used nails for part of it to keep the price from going above $36!To the other comments about bracing ... of course it's good to brace shelves that are going to hold a lot of weight per area, like tooling shelves in the garage, but for basement and storage stuff, it's usually low-density, and just straight joisting seems to work fine. I've found that OSB adds a lot of dimensional stability. There are some terrific instructables for workbenches that are highly braced, I hope to follow one in the near future to set up a garage workbench.Finally, I had a lot of fun with this instructable, I wish I had been doing this long ago, I've made a lot of 'budget' furniture when my wife told me to buy something that I often couldn't afford. I'm doing an instructable now for an industrial-style console table.
I do not see any cross bracing or stabilization system. Without bracing. cabling or a solid back, it pivot where the shelves attach. While the fasteners will hold it stable for a time as the wood shrinks and things are loaded on unloaded from the shelf it will become less stable. Without bracing you are relying solely on the spacing and strength of the fasteners. - kwhite8503
Excellent project, nice and simple and quick. I'm inspired now to clean up the garage. BTW, how you want for that bird cage? - chandlerron
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