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Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Hog Wild graphics, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Hog Wild graphics

    Hog Wild graphics Member

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    I'm looking at building something to store my sign material (coro, aluminum, alupanel, mdo, etc4x8 sheets and cuts in. Was thinking about something made from wood that I can stand everything up and see what I have from the side. Does anyone have a picture of how the store material for signs
     
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  2. shoresigns

    shoresigns Very Active Member

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    We have a metal storage rack that holds 4x8 sheets vertically. Each "slot" is only a few inches wide so the sheets don't lean very far, to reduce the chances of bending/warping the sheet. As long as our production people are careful, we don't generally have any issues with the sheets getting scratched or damaged.
     
  3. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    we are in the process of building a rack right now. i will post pics when it's done
     
  4. Signsforwhile

    Signsforwhile Very Active Member

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    after years of a sloppy unmanageable pile we had a slow day and i sent my guys to the lumber yard. $100 later we have a 120"x60" storage rack with 4 slots.

    2013-10-23 17.03.19.jpg
     
  5. Kottwitz-Graphics

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    I built one out of 1" square tubing. I made the end open, and hinged it to the wall, and added a wheel to the bottom. I also added some pvc tubing (cut into 1" pieces) over pipes on the bottom, so that I can roll heavy material (think 1 3/8" MDO) in and out. It tucks up against the wall by the garage door (there is a 12" dead space in my shop).

    After building it, I figured out the weak spot was the single wheel at the bottom (I kinda - sorta followed some home improvement plans that I've seen in some mag). Now I gotta go back and take everything out, and add some extra wheels at the bottom to make it more stable.
     
  6. petepaz

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    going to add some shelves to the left but this is what we have so far
     

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  7. Speedsterbeast

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    Watching this thread closely. My new shop is almost finished and I'm planning on building a storage rack right away. I like the use of the pallet racking, but the plywood sheets seem like overkill for a divider. Pat, looks like total chaos in your shop, but that's usually a sign of a busy shop.
     
  8. Kottwitz-Graphics

    Kottwitz-Graphics Very Active Member

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    The only problem that I would have with flat storage is I would need a piece that is on the bottom...
     
  9. thinksigns

    thinksigns SnowFlake

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    here's mine
     

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  10. Chriswagner92

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    Is there an advantage to storing materials vertically, like portrait style? I was just thinking that would warp the materials more easily than if it were stood up long ways.
     
  11. signpost-boston

    signpost-boston Making America great, one sign at a time.

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    substrate rack

    yup. built a frame out of two bys. stuck 1" steel poles front and back 99" tall. six rows of
    "i cannot believe that's butter"
    rack that takes a beating.
    my camera is broke.

    -mosher
     
  12. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    all the material used to build the rack we already had in the shop so we are just using it up
     
  13. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    up and outa the way off the floor.
     

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