I have been on a mission to knock things off my to-do list lately. My neighbor had some work done on his house and tossed some perfectly good plywood into the dipsy-dumpster he had parked out front on the street. Glad I came home when I did because about a half hour later, the company came and picked the dumpster up . This was quite timely as I have a cutoff bin rebuild on my list. The current bin has worked well but, I had grossly underestimated the amount of cutoffs I would have around.
The new design stores boards on edge for easier access and will hold much more material in the same footprint. The units will be modular as well so I can reconfigure if that becomes an issue. The center dividers and backs will be made from the free particle board LOML brings me home from work. Each pod will stack and bolt to the one below sized for pieces 40" and over, 30" and over, 24", 20" etc. It is times like this that I am glad I made a larger sled.
As long as I'm building these cheap, I might as well use the $30 dado stack I got on clearance at Lowe's. Thank you Lowe's for clearance-ing your Freud-made CMT dado stacks so you could start selling your Freud-made Irwin dado stacks
Free plywood isn't always flat and the tablesaw is not the best tool to dado large panels on. This trick takes some of the sway out so you can get a consistent dado depth.
I am pretty poor at working with sheet goods and you guys that do this sort of work would probably split a gut watching my methods. At any rate, this is a base unit for stuff 40" and longer so you get the idea. There will be a base to level things and get them up off the floor a couple inches. The stacked, bolted-together units will attach to the wall through the back. Sorry, no drawings as I just kinda eye-balled this with pencil, paper and tape measure .