I made them modular; that is each unit is a component unto itself. This turned out to be a good idea as I added several tiers to those in the original plan. It sounds silly but, I kept a hash-mark sheet for the approximate length of cutoff I came up over three or four projects. Your requirements may be very different. They are 40", 30", 27", 24", and 18" with the intention of adding a 12". I wish I would have put the 12" on right away as the top has now become a nesting area for plywood panels too small for the panel bin and too big to toss. the stair-step configuration is very serviceable. If there is something too high to reach comfortably you just step up on the lower level like climbing stairs.
Originally Posted by Robert Rose
Speaking of free wood, the trigger for finally making these was a load of free plywood from some remodeling work next door. You can see that there is a platform that raises the whole rig off the floor to avoid capillary moisture wicking. This platform also allowed me to create a level base on which to stack. Each level is screwed to the one beneath and to wall studs through the back.
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