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Scratch 01-01-2019 12:59 PM

Steel storage
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My brother recently found a good deal on a 4X8 plasma cutting table, and decided to get started in metalwork. I've been doing metalwork for about 15 years now and also have a plasma table, so he's been asking me for ideas on how to set up his shop and stuff.
He needed a storage rack for his steel and wanted it to be able to hold 4X8 sheet steel, as well as bar stock. I think he came up with a great solution and thought I'd share it.

He has a small space for his shop right now so he wanted it as compact as possible. It also needed to be movable. He has a skid steer with forks as well as a pallet jack, so the entire rack sits on fork pockets so he can move it around his shop if he needs to. It has 6 slots for 4X8 sheet steel in the center, and a bunch of smaller pockets on the sides for bar stock. I think he's going to put plywood or expanded metal on top for shorter pieces.

He had some scrap shallow unistrut material that he welded to the side to use as sliding hook storage behind the bench top for holding grinders, helmets, clamps, etc...

Scratch 01-01-2019 12:59 PM

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The bench top has pockets underneath made from 2" receiver hitch tubing for the four legs so it can be used as a stand alone work bench. It also has receiver tubing running underneath the long ways so he can slide in optional arms to hold accessories like a steel chop saw or other stuff. You can see the removable arms in these pics.

I think it turned out pretty well and thought it might give others some ideas on a compact, versatile, storage rack for lots of different shapes and sizes of steel.

milomilo 01-02-2019 11:40 PM

Looks very nice to me. Lots of versatility too.

digr 01-03-2019 07:53 AM

Yes nice very nice!!! If only I had the room:(

toprecycler 01-03-2019 10:17 AM


Originally Posted by digr (Post 727586)
Yes nice very nice!!! If only I had the room:(

Sometimes this is what you need to do to make more room.[emoji4]

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