Saw Horse and Torsion Beam Rack

glenn bradley

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Shop organization; the endless enigma. My saw horses end up left open which takes up space for no reason -or- leaned up in the corner along with my torsion beams, leaned against a machine, moved six times while I am doing something, etc. This morning I take my revenge!
I have some literally garbage ply scraps . . . they'll do.
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I cut out some oversized blanks and laminate them to make thicker material.
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From these laminated blanks I cut out the shapes that will fit the things I need to rack.
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Once again taking good pics of the interiors of the walls before putting up insulation and wall board pays dividends as a reference. I always feel better slamming a 3-1/2" screw into a stud when I know what is in there.
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The area in front of the service panels should be left open. I am bending that rule here. I can still fully approach the service panels . . . . honest. The rack parts end up looking like so. You can see I have trimmed them to fit over the molding and a ground rod access cover.
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The mounting is via counter bore and through holes into the 2x6 studs.
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Now my saw horses and torsion beams have a permanent home. They are out from under foot, not leaning against something where they may fall over, and are not where I will have to move them time and time again. The racks are 32" tall x 8 " deep on 16" centers.
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