By Marcie McGoldrick
Find containers that suit your storage needs first; then adjust the height and width of the shelves to comfortably accomodate them.
Tools and Materials
3 pieces of 3/4-inch-thick plywood
24 floor flanges
Twelve 1-foot pieces of 1/2-inch galvanized pipe
Drill with 3/16-inch bit
Six 120-pound casters
- Download assembly plan.
- Sand cut edges of shelves, rounding corners if desired.
- Screw both ends of each threaded pipe into flanges. Place flange at corner of first piece of wood (top shelf), 1 inch in from sides. Drill shallow pilot holes in the wood through each hole in flange; then drill in screws. Repeat for each corner and center of shelf.
- Repeat with second (middle shelf) and third (bottom) piece of wood.
- Screw casters to bottom corners and center.
Galvanized nipple, 1/2" by 12", $5 each; malleable galvanized floor flange, 1/2", from $6.25 each; and steel galvanized utility bins (similar to shown), by Edsal, $67.50 for 6; homedepot.com. Rill locking casters, $10 for 2; and Knuff magazine file, $10 for 2; ikea.com. Task lab light (#255.0105), $219, schoolhouseelectric.com. Trimaran striped rug, 6' by 9', in Charcoal/Ivory, $298, dashandalbert.com.