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    Default Racking for New Workshop

    Any new workshop or store needs racking or shelving to store stuff.
    In fact without it you will find it hard to walk around your new play area within a few months.
    Besides it gives you a new project to work on away from your ball and chain. She who must be obeyed will love the idea of more store space and less junk every where.

    So on Thursday a load of steel box section turned up all shiny and new ready for the first day of Easter.

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    First things first we set up the drop saw and start cutting to a precise plan. Remember measure twice cut once.

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    Last edited by Jigantor; 04-02-2010 at 01:31 AM.
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    We decided to drill and screw this racking so it could be adjusted height wise later if required.
    Looks great and is not buckled due to welding.
    Welding certainly would have taken less time to assemble but them there is clean up and painting the haz.

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    Here is the key to the drilling.
    Drill a hole that is larger than the head of the screw in the secondary face. This allows for a better connection.

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    Great, nothing beats plenty of storage space.

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    It looks clean but I would have issues with the screws holding the tubing and how much weight would be placed on the rack / shelving.

    I tend to go overboard since I have a lot of heavy items and never know what I will put up since I constantly move things around.

    My concerns would be the single shear of the metal tubing and depending on the size of the screws, would be the limiting factor to what you are able to load.

    What size is the tubes and what are the dimensions of the overall racking?

    Still, please don't get me wrong! It's very nice and clean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamikaze View Post
    My concerns would be the single shear of the metal tubing and depending on the size of the screws, would be the limiting factor to what you are able to load.
    If it ends up being an issue, could always install a series of corbels starting at the ground level.

    Last edited by Sonora Iron; 04-02-2010 at 11:24 AM.
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