Plywood Storage

Lumber Storage Workbench

THE BACKBONES OF THIS BENCH are the 2x4

frames. For an 8-ft. bench make four frames as shown.The rest of the materials are cut from 3/4" plywood for the work surfaces and 1/4" pegboard to stiffen the assembly and provide ample tool-hanging options.

Rollers Ease

Plywood Storage

rollers block upright

Rollers Ease

Plywood Storage upright rollers block

HERE'S A GREAT SOLUTION

for sliding heavy sheets of plywood in and out of your storage rack. Cut the 2-1 /2" dia. rollers from 3/4" hard maple on your drill press, using a fly cutter.You could also cut them on a bandsaw with a circle-cutting jig. Drill out the centers to 17/32" so they'll spin on the 1/2" hex-head bolts used as spindles.

The rack consists of four evenly spaced blocks attached to uprights and a 4" wide by 6' long solid-wood backboard.The backboard is screwed to the wall; the uprights fasten to a board mounted on the ceiling.

Before assembling the rack, lay out and drill holes in the uprights and backboard for the hex-head bolts.

Counterbore the backboard's holes for the 1 IT nuts that the 7" long bolts screw into. After screwing the blocks to the backboard and installing the nuts, screw the assembly to the wall.Then screw each upright to the block on the floor and the board on the ceiling. Installing the rollers and their 1/2" washer spacers is the last step. Slide them onto the bolts before screwing the bolts into the backboard's housed nuts.

Plastic Stickers Don't Stain

THESE PLASTIC CONDUIT STICKERS provide consistent spacing and excellent air circulation with minimal contact. You won't have problems with insects, mold or staining, which can occur around wooden stickers, especially when the wood is green and the air is damp.

For strength, use 1-1/4" i.d. Schedule-80 rigid PVC electrical conduit. Available from home centers and electrical supply stores, it costs about $12 for a 10' length. Schedule-40 rigid PVC conduit is much less expensive but thinner-walled, so it doesn't support as much weight. Use it for small stacks. Both Schedule-40 and Schedule-

80 rigid PVC conduit are suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

After cutting the conduit to sticker lengths, cut them in half on your band-saw, using a simple jig to hold the sticker in position (see photo, left). To keep the conduit from rotating during the cut, follow a straight line drawn on its surface.To draw the line, simply lay a flat board next to the conduit and use the board as a straightedge.

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