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Posted on Thu, 9 Mar 2006 at 15:54



I am looking into storing our 4'x8' sheets vertically to save space in our new shop. Id liek to see if any of you hav any ideas or suggestions. Possibly pictures of your storage bins.

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Anonymous says: Store your panels vertically if possible. short side at the bottom of the rack. It may sound weird, but its the best way to ease handling and prevent warping of heavy substrates. You will need high ceilings ...

Store your panels vertically if possible. short side at the bottom of the rack. It may sound weird, but its the best way to ease handling and prevent warping of heavy substrates. You will need high ceilings to do this, of course. Vertical dividers in your rack about every 18"

posted on: Thu, 03/09/2006 - 10:17pm
Anonymous says: Just built one last week. It's not real pretty, but works great. Twelve feet high, 6 wide, 4 deep and basically built three 4 x 12 foot frames with 2 x 6 wood flat on the ground with several spaced ties ...

Just built one last week. It's not real pretty, but works great. Twelve feet high, 6 wide, 4 deep and basically built three 4 x 12 foot frames with 2 x 6 wood flat on the ground with several spaced ties in the middle of the rectangular frame, too. Then tied them all together across the back with plywood and across the front just at the top and bottom, using a piece or steel at the bottom front and a 2 x 6 flat across the face at the top. A piece of lexan for a bottom panel, so they slide in and out easier and clearly slide above the bottom front tie of steel. Use screws and lag bolts, NOT NAILS. The weight will be great and when it lean as you shuffle through, nails will eventually fail to hold and be very dangerous. Tie it to the wall in several places up high on the back or putting it in corner is even better. I also use a marker to letter the edges of panels with ht and width dimensions and customers' name for stored signs, so they are easier to review and find without pulling them out from the slots. My rack is 6 feet wide and stores about 100 panels of 1/2 material...rather tight...should have been 8 wide feet maybe.

posted on: Fri, 03/17/2006 - 2:09am
CameronRobertson says: It is not that difficult to clear space in the store room. For vertical sheets, you can try using wooden pallettes that have been stacked upright in a vertical position. For more stability and security, ...

It is not that difficult to clear space in the store room. For vertical sheets, you can try using wooden pallettes that have been stacked upright in a vertical position. For more stability and security, you can even nail or drill the few pieces together. The sheets will remain in that stagnant position so it will not be easy to knock them over or see them lying all over the floor in a clutter.

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