At 04:25 PM 7/29/98 -0700, you wrote:
The other day I was mucking around in the room I store
according to my girlfriend 8^) of my collection, and all of a sudden one of
the shelves holding a bunch of Toshibas, collapsed. Luckily, I was there
and was able to keep them from crashing to the floor, but still...
Upon closer inspection, it looks like the shelf with (some of) the GRiD's
is about ready to go as well. These are those metal shelves you get at
Target for $8 on sale.
So, I guess my question is, how to others store their collection? Keep in
mind that I'm in San Francisco, and that Earthquakes are an issue. Thanks!
I have constructed several sets of low cost storage racks by assembling
rectangles of 2x4s, 4 per rack.
The verticles are notched to a depth of 3/4" to take the ends of the
horizontal 2x4s. The height of the notch should be a close fit on your
If you can use full size sheets of 3/4" sheathing plywood, the length of
the horizontal 2x4s should be 49 1/2" to allow for the depth of the notch,
and eliminate problems fitting the shelves.
Rectangles can be assembled with nails or wood screws, but I screw the
shelves to the horizontal 2x4s for greater strength.
Spacing of shelves is determined by the size of the stuff you want to
store. I use three shelves per rack, which gives you 128 sq. ft. including
the floor under the bottom shelf.
While they haven't suffered an earthquake yet, they are supporting a lot
of computers, movie projectors, and other stuff, and were very economical