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AW Extra 9/6/12 - Swing-Out Plywood Storage



Swing-Out Plywood Storage

I was looking for a way to keep my small inventory of plywood organized and easy to access. The garage at my town house is small, but I did have a narrow space along one of the sidewalls next to the overhead door. After some head scratching I designed this swing-out storage unit. It fits the space perfectly and allows me to access any piece of plywood that I want because it works like a file folder. I bought all the materials for it at my home center for around 75 bucks. The hinge is made out of 1-in. pipe parts and fastened to the end of the storage container with 1-1/4-in. pipe straps. The pipe is connected to the wall with pipe flanges. The unit rolls on four 3-in. non-swiveling casters.


AiTiger wrote re: Swing-Out Plywood Storage
on 06-02-2009 8:40 PM

I've done something similar, only I have 9ft ceilings so I made mine verticle so the rack takes up even less wall space.