Lumber Rack on Wheels
Is it possible to get further details about the sheet-goods rack shown in “Choosing and Using Casters” (FWW #190, pp. 76-81)? The article shows how to make the platform base. But there are no details on making the rack.
Rob Bliss, Winston-Salem, NC
I start by attaching a four-sided frame to the base assembly. I cover the frame with 1/2-in. plywood, then attach the sides, separating them at the top with a solid-wood strip. The outside edges of both the base frame and the top strip are beveled to match the slope of the sides.
The tapered blocks at the bottom of the sloped sides leave space under the sheets for lifting. The taper of the blocks creates a 90° angle with the sloped sides. I added a cover strip to the blocks on one side in order to store smaller pieces of plywood.
The stiffeners are attached to the sides before the sides are attached to the top strip and the bottom frame.
I used drywall screws for most of the assembly, and no glue at all.
Photo: Charlie Reina; Drawing: Vince Babak