|Height||6 feet 6 inches|
|Weight||estimated at 500+ pounds|
|Labor cost||$5 (to son, who spent 30 minutes unloading lumber)|
|Construction time||32.5 hours (24 Dave, 5 Ben, 3 Sarah, 0.5 Tom)|
|Time to make web page||almost two hours|
|2x4s||about 272 feet|
|Carriage bolts||about 90|
|Nails||lots, but nails are almost free|
|Disturbing the Peace||arguably, but nobody complained|
|Plywood||192 sq feet 3/4" (shelves), 126 sq feet 7/16" (back & sides)|
Day 1 was spent shopping & sawing.
On day 2, the first five boards congealed.
Later on day 2, the framework takes shape.
The shaded parts are vertical. From this not-to-scale diagram you can see what's flush with what and where the bolts go.
The top and bottom are built just like the intermediate layers (the vertical supports reach all the way to the floor and all the way to the top).
The filler boards give the side panels something to be nailed onto, other than just the vertical supports.
Not pictured are the vertical fillers for the back panels, as well as cosmetic fillers on the front, just to keep the front flush.
Note: If you plan to use plywood panels that are pre-cut to 4'x4', plan ahead better than I did. I achieved an overall length of 12 feet by using 8' horizontal members uncut, and trimming the shorter pieces to account for the width of the vertical supports. The result was a vertical support in back that did not line up with the seam between the first and second 4' back panels. I hacked around this by offsetting the filler boards, and it turned out fine. The better plan would have been to remove half the extra length from the 4' boards and half from the 8' boards.
I am the master of my 312-cubic-foot domain!
Snood can be addictive.
Day 4 (Wednesday, after work), got in a token 1.75 hours.
Chose shelf heights carefully so that Big Boxes will fit on the bottom, as well as between the top and the ceiling.
The five hours Ben worked with me on Day 7 were crucial.
We worked efficiently and finished all the layers, then the bottom half of the back & sides.
All the junk needs to be somewhere else...this is where the shelves will go.
Day 8 - The driveway, about 9:00pm
You can't tell from this picture, but Sarah and I had to push really hard to move
this thing against the wall.
Look carefully & you can see a hint of the 24 square feet of pegboard that are on each side.
Later (April), you can see some of the pegboard on the end.
Last revised 23-Mar-2002
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