Shawn Loeske, who designed
this rack has given me permission to post it here.. I have added a link to
a pdf file for those who want to download it for future
reference to use building one for yourself.
An additional UPDATE 3/11/10.
The side panels shown on mine in the pictures below are not on
Shawn's original plan above and are my extra idea.
The idea is good for
strength, but they need moved to the INSIDE, not installed as I
did on the outside. Please see pic below.
And the link to a
Instructions to Build
I have added a few
modification of my own to allow for the larger casters and to
make it a bit more stable when being moved around.
This one involves a 36" X 20"
piece of 5/8" plywood screwed to the bottom of the framework.
That gives me steering on one
side and straight axles on the other. The whole unit is
Now the carpet comes next,
but the new shelf on the bottom is a bonus for storing the
attaching parts where I can't lose them.
Custom carpet pads, ala'
Home for a while. Nice
and stable and easy to steer around.
As I wheel this around, something about this seems a
bit top heavy, so.......
Another modification to
Shawn's design. A simple reduction in height by shortening
The crown of the top tapers
away from the stand at this point, so we cut the excess off to
lower the center of gravity.
I suppose this is subjective
and could be a matter of taste and comfort in how you move it
about in your storage area.
Once again, as shown in the
beginning, the panel modification needed to make this right.
That should do it!