Rather than extend the Rate my Brickie thread, here is a mini-project thread.
Been thinking about how to store our bike collection in the workshop. I don't want them hanging up as I'd prefer them not to get covered in saw dust (whole place has a thin layer of saw dust on every surface). Also, mountain bikes take up a fair bit of floor space with wide bars etc, so they are quite wasteful of space. Settled on a large box, with a load bearing roof I can stick a bike, turbo, rower etc on top of and get back the space as a mini-gym area.
Plan is use SW wall plate for the verticals (9 in total) and 2x4" for horizontals with 18mm ply roof. 1.2m tall, leaving 1.1m internal roof height, which works for 26" bike with 160mm forks and riser bars.
Box will be roughly 2m square (exact dims to fit the workshop).
1st job, cut all the Verticals and Horizontals using the chop saw:
Then experiment with the depth setting on the new Circular saw to do the 1st cut for the lap joints on the verticals:
Seemed to work allright, 46mm depth:
Had to finish the joints one by one though, which was a bit tedious:
This got me the basic frame:
Put three together with cross members:
Add some Ply to stiffen it all up:
A quick inspection by Jeff confirmed we were good to add the roof:
Worked out mm perfect width (at the base of the back door), but turned out plaster on door frame wasn't exactly vertical, so there is about 1cm offset at the top of the box. I blame the shoddy site management.
Just need to do the doors and some steps.
Thinking of two concertina folding up and over half doors.