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I needed to get some peeled logs stored under my new lean-to.  I thought I'd try to make a rack system that could hold them up and double as a sort of wall.  I used pallet wood pieces and attached them at the top to the beam.  At the bottom I added a cross piece between the posts for the shelf brackets to push against.  It is very robust :)
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Wood I started with
Wood I started with
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Angled the shelf brackets about 5 degrees and braced with pallet wood
Angled the shelf brackets about 5 degrees and braced with pallet wood
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Installed
Installed
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4 of them cover 18' of wall
4 of them cover 18' of wall
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Lots of peeled logs out of the elements
Lots of peeled logs out of the elements
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Needed to make a counter top for the sugar shack and wanted to have some drawers and storage.  To keep critters out I decided to use plastic bins for the drawers since they're easier to get tight fitting lids for.  The raw materials were all pallet wood pieces plus a piece of laminated countertop from the Habitat for Humanity Restore.
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Some raw materials
Some raw materials
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Bigger pieces
Bigger pieces
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Testing spacing on the drawers
Testing spacing on the drawers
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Construction underway
Construction underway
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Mostly together, paneling going on
Mostly together, paneling going on
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Shelf installed and ready for the top
Shelf installed and ready for the top
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In it's finalish location
In it's finalish location
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Other side
Other side
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I had a weird need...  A wooden bucket to thresh wild rice in.  I could buy a wine barrel for a couple hundred dollars and cut part of it off.  Or I could make one...  Guess which way I went...

I used some full size 2x4s that I milled from white pine last summer.  I laid out a segmented circle and decided that 17 pieces would be a good size.  Cut the sides on the table saw and shaped their inside surface on the band saw.  Held the together with a ratchet strap while screwing them together with some subtle "trim screws".  I tried to come up with a way to hold them together with wire or rope but if it got loose at all, they'd shift out of shape and it wouldn't work.  The screws will hold together as the wood shrinks and expands with changes in humidity.  There are two rows of screws, one near the top and one near the bottom.  You can kinda see them in the "Rounded edge photo".  I screwed boards on the bottom and rounded off all the corners with a router.

Next week we'll start processing rice and hopefully it works good enough.  For wild rice processing it just has to hold the dry, parched grains while you dance on them to rub the hulls off.  Once they're threshed in this bucket they move on to a winnowing process.
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2x4s cut to shape
2x4s cut to shape
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Test fit while standing on a flat surface (table saw)
Test fit while standing on a flat surface (table saw)
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Ready for screwing together
Ready for screwing together
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Screwed together!
Screwed together!
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Rounded edges to protect shins
Rounded edges to protect shins
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View of inside
View of inside
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