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Perro Del Diablo

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  1. 2 hours ago, Alpo said:

    I used two 2x6s. Much cheaper than one 2x12.





    with lumber costs today doesnt seem to matter

    1 hour ago, Warden Callaway said:

    Sawmill Mary loves to work with wood. Builds all sorts of primitive furniture items. Not to be confused with fine furniture.  She was redoing the laundry/pantry room. Was fussing with trying to find wood to use to build shelves.  I commented,  "I know it's not your style,  but they make metal storage racks you bolt together?". She paused in thought.  "I didn't think you'd want to spend the money.".  Off the the first home supply store. Two units 4' wide by maybe 20" deep, head high. I think $60 total. She had it screwed up and putting caned goods on the shelves by supper time. 

    My concern is a 50 cal can full of 45's or similar

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  2. 3 minutes ago, Chas B. Wolfson, SASS #11104 said:

    :FlagAm: Dado sides and back.  Add a piece of aluminum channel on front edge of shelves.  This will not get in the way, will add considerable strength and provide protection to edge of plywood.


    Chas B 

    I like your thought. Another thing I was considering is 1x2 both front and rear tacked in about 6-8 inches apart glue on mated surface 

  3. 38 minutes ago, Texas Joker said:

    Place 2 ammo cans on the ground 40 inches apart. Lay 2x12 on top of ammo cans with one long edge against the wall repeat until you run out of matched ammo cans.


    Like this but with ammo cansScreenshot_20240319_080920_Brave.thumb.jpg.cd39a79b3020a4569afa6d2443bf1ea7.jpg


    I did that for years with an end table just not that many shelves and I used 30 cal cans full of live ammo.

  4. 36 minutes ago, Pat Riot said:

    I have built lots of garage shelving and I tend to go overboard with shelving support or materials. It ain’t sexy but it’ll never bow or break. 

    Me too my bench is 2x6 frame with 2x4 cross grasses and 3/4 plywood top. My machines have a doubler under neath for additional support 

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  5. 3 minutes ago, Pat Riot said:

    Backing or not I think I would go double thick on the plywood or go with 2x12’s for the shelves. 
    It’s a PITA to go back and beef up existing shelves without losing valuable space within the shelving. 


    3 minutes ago, Pat Riot said:

    Backing or not I think I would go double thick on the plywood or go with 2x12’s for the shelves. 
    It’s a PITA to go back and beef up existing shelves without losing valuable space within the shelving. 

    I'm thinking simaler but on lines of deflection of each shelf is my biggest concern

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  6. 42 minutes ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

    are the green metal cans ammo cans? I’d do the 2x12.


    and make sure the ends of the shelves have adequate support.

    3/4 inch dado each side each shelf I think will have support needed. As your question :ph34r: maybe. :D

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  7. 41 minutes ago, Pat Riot said:

    I would use 2x12’s for shelves unless you can do it cheaper with plywood and use 2 pieces of plywood for each shelf, preferably glued together. 

    Edit: Are you attaching a back plate to the shelves? It would help a bit with support, but I still would not trust 1 thickness of 3/4” plywood per shelf with that much weight. 

    I am thinking have fairing stripes alog each shelf but also consider 1/4 plywood or hard board on back

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  8. I have a bunch of green metal cans that seem to be quite heavy, I an planning to build a shelf system with 2x12 sides 40 in wide. For the shelves themselves I have 2 options I'm  considering.  1st Is 3/4 in plywood about 12 in deep with a span of 37 inches Dato into both sides with each one having enough height to accept 1 can deep. 2nd option for shelfs would be using 2x12 instead plywood all joints plan to screw and glue. Would the 3/4 plywood be sufficient or must i use 2x12 based on weight of very heavy cans 6 per shelf?

  9. 6 hours ago, Cypress Sun said:


    That just means that the joke is on Oz first.


    Ya'll should feel fortunate, the time zone gods made you guys early in the sequence.


    Just think, if Oz were at the other end, you guy would be the last to know and everyone would have already heard the joke.:P

    Yes but they still won't get it.

  10. On 3/1/2024 at 9:51 AM, Father Kit Cool Gun Garth said:



    23 hours ago, Injun Ryder, SASS #36201L said:

    Ya know, the Aussies will beat you to it!:rolleyes:

    But they do it upside down 

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  11. 2 minutes ago, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:



    I've been thinking this over and want you to know that when it's my turn I'll smile widely at you while peeing on your shoes.  ;)  

    You better wear your boots to, my aim not what it used to be

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