A few months back, Woodworker's Journal published the plans for a rolling
wood storage unit and it looks like it will be perfect for my needs.
However, I ran into two pretty pricey items on the rack and I was wondering
if anyone had a cheaper source. The vertical members of the rack have 55"
standards going up them. There are five on a side for a total of ten
standards. The brackets for the standards are modestly placed about two feet
apart, so there are three brackets on each standard for a total of 30
I found the items at Garrett-Wade, but they want $24.95 for each standard
($249.50) plus $3.00 shipping surcharge for each ($30). Then each 14"
bracket is $11.95 ($358.50) plus $1.00 shipping surcharge for each ($30).
That's $668.00. Add to that six casters that will hold 500 lbs load at
$32.95 each ($197.90) and it brings you to $865.70 before you buy the wood
to build the rack. Throw in some plywood, regular shipping charges, the UHMW
strips, carriage bolts, lag screws and you're playing with $1,000 for a
rolling wood rack.
So, my question for you knowledgeable fellows; where can I get brackets and
standards that will support the weight of lumber inexpensively? The brackets
can't be the type that have a brace coming off the bottom for support,
because it uses up all the storage space.
Also sources for swiveling casters that will hold 500 lbs would be
appreciated as well.