RE: [ardanroe] Re: Shelving
That sounds like a good idea.
If I may explain (and if anyone wishes, feel free to hit the delete key now): If the holes in the upright braces where the shelves attach are of the “Keyhole” variety – Big hole with a slot in the bottom of it -- where a “Button, bolt head, or whatever” on the shelf attaches, then by using bolts or screws with the same size head, we can use lengths of wood to secure the tubs, etc.
Straps work, too, but they get tangled up and become a possible tripping hazard. If we _can_ use the wood strips, they can be unfastened from across the shelves and hung _from_ the shelf supports.
Of course this won’t work at all if they are the wrong sort of shelf supports.
I believe that my friends actually have either strapping (ratchet straps) that can be tightened or bungees holding their stuff on the shelves. They run to GW and Pennsic each year and so far nothing damaged from flying off the shelves.
Dana, there are cheaper models, the are shorter though.
How about if I bring ours to the practice/trailer swap out this weekend and everyone can see what I am talking about? From the discussion, I gather that Ebrahim and I are comparing apples to oranges.
--- In email@example.com, "Leonard Hollar" <lhollar@...> wrote:
>way you still have the full strength of the shelving, and that's what the "lips" are all about, and removable bracing - if the shelves are the sort with keyhole slots on the frame units - that you don't have to lift tubs over and are easily, and cheaply, replaced if broken.
> Don't mount the shelves upside down. Use a section of 1X2or4 instead. That
> It also minimizes the chance of getting fingers pinched.
> Plus, they can be installed at whatever height above shelf will be best to
> hold the contents of that shelf.
> Pieces of plywood could even be done up to completely enclose a shelving
> bay, if such was desired, with easily removable sides.
- sounds good. i am probably thinking about pears myself. i was thinking about the stainless open work shelves that most restaurants and bakeries use. Those it does not matter how the shelves are placed.
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