Wheeled Workshop Shelf
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Wheeled Workshop Shelf

Version 0.01
Copyright 1997-2004 David Dienhart All Rights Reserved.
Release Date: 03-14-2004
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Disclaimer 0.02

  • This plan is provided on an "As Is" Basis, without Warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Including, Without Limitation, Warranties that the plans are free of defects, Merchantable, Fit for a particular purpose, or non-infringing. The entire risk to the quality and performance of the product is up to you.
  • As Always, wear the proper safety equipment and use the right tool for the job.
  • These plans are merely a guideline for a project. Although safety my first priority in any project, I may not always mention what safety precautions to take. It is your responsibility to take the proper safety precautions. Dienhart.com personnel and its affiliates will not be held responsible for any unsafe acts.
 

Files

  • 62_Quart_Container_Shelf.html - This File - Instructions
  • 62_Quart_Container_Shelf_0-01.dxf - CAD Drawing
  • 62_Quart_Container_Shelf_0-01_Bottom_Meas.jpg - Reference Drawing
  • 62_Quart_Container_Shelf_0-01_Front.jpg - Reference Drawing
  • 62_Quart_Container_Shelf_0-01_Left.jpg - Reference Drawing
  • 62_Quart_Container_Shelf_0-01_NWA.jpg - Reference Drawing
  • 62_Quart_Container_Shelf_0-01_SE.jpg - Reference Drawing
  • 62_Quart_Container_Shelf_0-01_SE_Meas.jpg - Reference Drawing
 

Tools

  • Drill (Preferably Cordless)
  • 2.5" Deck Screws
  • Compound Miter Saw
  • Circular Saw
  • C Clamp
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • square
 

Materials

Quantity Name Description
4 8' 2x4 Vertical Sides
8 8' 2x2 Shelf Supports
1 1/2" thick 4'x8' sheet of plywood or particle board Shelf Bottom
4 1/2" thick 3" x 6" Wheel Mounts
1 Elmers Wood Glue Every Joint that is fastened together with screws should also be glued for extra stability
100 2 1/2" Deck Screws Fasten 2x4's and 2x2's together
20 1" Wood Screws Fasten Shelves to the 2x2's
4 2 1/2" pivoting wheels 125lb weight rating for each
 

Description

Extremely cost effective and durable large shelf on wheels. Holds up to 500 pounds evenly distributed.
 

Setup

  • Print These instructions, 62_Quart_Container_Shelf_0-01_Bottom_Meas.jpg and 62_Quart_Container_Shelf_0-01_SE_Meas.jpg.
  • Gather your tools and materials.
  • Read Notes Section before starting this project, there may be some helpful tips.
 

Instructions

  1. Take three of the 8' 2x2's, measure, mark and cut them into 24" sections using your miter saw. These will be used as your side supports.
  2. Take the remaining five 8' 2x2's, measure, mark and cut them into 48" sections using your miter saw.
  3. Now we will begin assembly from bottom to top.
  4. Lay two of the 2x4's out flat on the floor. Gather five of the 24" 2x2's. Now start by lining up the first 24" section with what will be the bottom of the of the shelf. Apply some glue to the pieces and put the first screw in on each side. Now make sure it is square and add a second screw.
  5. Continue this all the way up. Measure 20 1/2" from the top of the first 24" shelf support to the bottom of the next 24" shelf support. Continue this until all five are in place.
  6. Repeat the process for the other side.
  7. Now set the two sides up with what will be the back, on the ground. Once again, starting from the bottom, glue and place one screw in each end and square them up before putting in a second screw in each end. Continue this process until all five supports are in place.
  8. Flip the shelf over and do the same on the back side.
  9. Now take the 3" x 6" wheel mounts, glue and screw them onto the bottom of the shelf unit using the printouts as a guideline.
  10. Now mount the wheels to the wheel mounts. Place them as close to the outer edges as possible. This will improve stability and help prevent the shelf from tipping over.
  11. Set the unit upright and block the wheels to prevent the shelf from rolling away.
  12. Now cut your sheet of plywood into four 24" x 48" pieces.
  13. Glue the Shelf bottoms to the shelf supports and screw them together using the 1" wood screws. (For the top shelves, use a step ladder along side) (My CAD drawings only show two shelves and the rest as open frames. My shelves started like this, but I have since added the lower shelf bottoms.)
  14. Allow the whole assembly to dry, and viola, you have a really sturdy, really inexpensive shelf.
  15. Done
 

Notes

  • It is very important to keep the shelf framework as square as possible, otherwise the unit will be unstable.
  • Make sure you glue every piece. This gives the framework additional strength that will allow it to be rolled more easily and be sturdy enough to climb on when reaching for items on the top shelf.
 

History

0.01 (03-15-2004)

  • Initial Release

 

 
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