What do you use for sheet good storage? I have 15+ sheets up against
the wall (after a move). I'd like to store them in some moveable
way. My ceilings are 8'-1" so need to store lengthwise to the floor.
I've seen some roll-around carts with bins also that might be useful.
But looking to survey what has worked -or- not worked well for others.
Would like to be able to easily flip through the stock - see what's
there, and shuffle to get access to the one I want. Simple is best
Why don't you make something like the carts at home depot? I have seen
storage like this in several shops out of both wood and metal. As far as
moving it around, that is simple. Just attach casters to the bottom. The
bigger (and more expensive) casters work much better than the little ones.
Especially if your floor is uneven or has cracks.
Keep in mind that storage on end or on edge is a good "temporary" solution
but if you are planing to store untill a project comes up you are going to
want to store the sheets the same way you see them when you buy them at the
yard, laying flat.
I have flat storate above my garage door hanging from the ceiling. BUT
that is only for excess overages from a project. I would not advise more
than 2 or 3, 3/4" sheets in that situation.
Here's mine, made from scraps. http://www.tomeshew.spaces.live.com
They're in the workshop folder somewhere. An old solid core door for
the platform, a straight caster on each side, a swivel caster on each
: What do you use for sheet good storage? I have 15+ sheets up against
: the wall (after a move). I'd like to store them in some moveable
: way. My ceilings are 8'-1" so need to store lengthwise to the floor.
: I've seen some roll-around carts with bins also that might be useful.
: But looking to survey what has worked -or- not worked well for others.
: Would like to be able to easily flip through the stock - see what's
: there, and shuffle to get access to the one I want. Simple is best
I built one similar to this
I didn't put the bins on it and have sheet storage on both sides. I use
clamps to secure the sheets to the center frame to keep them from
warping and so far it's worked out well. Partial sheets get wedges at
the bottom to keep them in line.
I'm in the process of designing a panel cutting jig to add to it but that's
a ways off right now.
On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 12:39:04 -0700 (PDT), coloradotrout
My sheetgoods are kept in a swing out rack, made from
1 sheet of ply cut on the diagonal and fastened to a 2x8 at the bottom
and side. I used 2 gate hinges in the side and one swivel rubber
wheel underneath. Plans in ShopNotes. But it wont hold 15 sheets,
Bottom of the page
You always end up with half, quarter and odd size pieces
so having sevaral cubby holes for different sizes comes
in handy. Depth is 6' so you can have full sheets up right
on one end and long half sheets on the other.
If you leave about 2" of extra width in the full sheets bin
you can go through the sheets without having to pull
any out one at a time - unless of course it's a sheet of
Have the same height ceilings as you. I built an 8" platform of 2 x 8 and
OSB next to one of my shop walls and store sheet goods there. Keeps them
off the concrete floor, provides a channel for my table saw dust collector
duct, and lets me flip through available sheet goods. It's about 18" deep.
The plywood storage is
next to the wall behind the table saw. Not the best picture, but all I've
got of that area.
There is never a situation where having more rounds is a disadvantage
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