First real project : Overhead storage

  1. rtcosic

    rtcosic Member

    I must have posted this a dozen times!


    Shelves all-around at head height.

    20x20x2 SHS and shelf brackets of same at c. 1 metre spacing. Simple brown rawlplugs at 250mm or so spacing. 2 per bracket.
    If I can lift it over my head it can take the weight.

    There seems to be a bit of over-engineering suggested - resin anchors??


    I wouldn't have used angle though. Did so on a previous iteration of these shelves and they bent and twisted quite alarmingly.

    Edit: yes I can read the labels without my reading glasses.
     
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  2. ChrisBailey

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    I think I will try some standard rawl plugs (big ones) to start. If they dont hold up ill go chem fix.

    I finished up the frame today, just need to put the sheet in now.

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    It is a bit unwieldy as its not fixed to anything yet, I think it should go pretty rigid when its on the wall.
    If i started again id use box section for the outer rectangle on the base and angle for everything else.


    I do like the boxes around the ceiling.
     
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  3. James1979 Forum Supporter

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    Coming together nicely. Especially for an early project. That’s part of the problem of learning to weld... once you’ve mastered the basics it’s hard to find stuff to weld to practice on!
     
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    Off topic but it's making me twitch.. get that hair tied up/back! Before the grinder does it for them :offtopic:
     
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  5. James1979 Forum Supporter

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    Must admit first thing I noticed was glasses. Am I just sad or been round workshops too long!!

    (Might just be the photo though but doesn't look like any)
     
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  6. Jbo2231

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    Took me a splinter in the eye that took 2 hours to get out.. never forgotten to put them on since.
     
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  7. gaz1

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    its an old photo to show what i was on about and then i got reminded about on the post i posted in about goggles and hair id stopped her and told her to fasten that hair behind her or tuck it into her jacket so it didnt get caught this she did

    try getting a piece of metal out of your eye as i did with a needle as i have to do as im elergic to metal so need it out asap
     
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  8. ChrisBailey

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    When i was 19, I was a bit lazy about safety until i got swarf in my eye.
    Wont forget white knuckle gripping the arms of the chair why a nurse got the swarf out with a needle.

    Now its gloves, goggles, ear defenders and safety boots when im working in the garage.
     
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  9. ChrisBailey

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    Took me quite a while, but its now on the wall.

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    I need to rivit the sheets in place, two are cut but not in yet.
    I also need to reroute some of the wiring.
    Feels sturdy and i can pull my body up on it.

    As it was a real pain getting on the wall on my own, im not painting it (atleast not for a while)
     
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  10. James1979 Forum Supporter

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    Looking good :thumbup:
     
  11. gaz1

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    looks good but big mistake with those woods always come down and past the corner

    what you have done is create a buckle point above the corner you put any weight on it and in time it will buckle at that point where the wood ends

    if you want to aid that point then go straight up towards your wood beams and fasten there this will stop the buckle effect and further add some wood packings at back as well
     
  12. ChrisBailey

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    I have some offcuts i can put behind at the bottom.

    Im not putting loads of weight on it.
     
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  13. gaz1

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    can i ask why you havent painted it before you fitted it ?

    as i know thats sometimes is me ive learnt to paint it first lasts longer
     
  14. ChrisBailey

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    I dont really have the space to paint it off the wall.
    Ill probably paint it while its on the wall at a later date, and when my body has recovered.
    I was thinking bright yellow so its obvious.
     
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  15. atomant48

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    Useful racks those. Reminds me of the wheel/tyre racks on a race transporter. I personally think the wood will get crushed at the end before the steel buckles but if you are going to lengthen the battens it would be a useful place to put a wooden board across under the rack to screw hooks etc into for more storage against the wall.

    I’m cutting the steel up for something similar today but I need to cantilever the shelf supports rather than having the diagonal brace so I can get a couple long items on the shelves. I am worried about that “crushing” the face of the steel - I’ll put a project thread up and get some experienced input!
     
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