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  • Are You Breathing Ozone Pollution? Find Out With Rubber Band & Water Bottle Test Kit

    Hi Science Fair Sullivan!!! First! Send the Code "Igloo" and I'll put something extra into your rewards pack if you decide to send in your rubber bands. To your question, I didn't originally add a PDF file, I only included it in PNG format. But I just added a PDF file to both pages. Either one will work. Thank you for being a GORP, Global Ozone Rubber Participant.

    Thank you for your question, it helped make the Instructable better.

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      • $1 Home Ozone Pollution Test Kit - Before & After Quarantine
      • $100 Industrial Console Table -  Rope, Wood & Iron
      • Gargantuan Basement or Garage Shelving Unit for $36
  • 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 garag…

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    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.

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