Doug, You're not close to Houston are you? I bought a heavy duty store
display that is 6' X 6' X 2' that might work. It has 4 drawers and
several shelves. I bought it for the stuff mounted on it and have no
use for the display and could make you a real deal (like name your own
price). I have pics if you're interested (or anybody in the Houston
The cost surprised me a little bit as well, but it ended up being
worthwhile. The shelving unit is sturdy (once bolted to the wall) and
not really that ugly...
My bill of materials ended up being:
16 joist hangers @ $0.30ea = $ 4.80
12 2x4x8' @ $2 ea = $24.
2 3/8" sheets of plywood @ $8ea = $16.
~$51.15 + 1 evening's labor.
I'd use 1/2 plywood if I build another set. I had to add a few
supports to keep the 3/8 from sagging once it was loaded up with
firstname.lastname@example.org (MJ Wallace) wrote in message
I wrote 'bolted', I should have said 'attached.' I was in the same
situation, helping my father build some shelves for his storage
locker. He had the plywood sliced in half lengthwise at the BORG
(then only a cordless drill was required to put the thing together)
and we used some strapping to attach the shelving unit to a support
beam. An alternative would be a diagonal brace across the back if it
is to be freestanding - to keep it from becoming a parallelogram...
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