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FEATURE PROJECT

Grid

k All it takes to "erase" the black print on the conduit is to wipe it off with lacquer thinner.

The backbone of this storage system is a grid that attaches to the wall. It consists of a number of vertical uprights with horizontal rows of metal conduit running between, see drawing.

uprights. To provide plenty of support for the conduit, the uprights (A) are located at 16" increments (like wall studs).

Each upright is made from "two-by" material that's ripped to a ^dth of 2V2". (I used Douglas fir.)

notches. To accept a set of cleats (added later), the next step is to cut three notches in the back edge of each upright. An easy way to ensure that these notches all align is to first clamp the uprights together, see Fig. 1. Then clamp a guide to the uprights and use a router with a straight bit to cut the notches.

Since you're removing quite a bit of material, it's best to rout one side of the notches by making a series of passes, lowering the bit between each one. To increase the width of the notches, move

CLEAT

UPRIGHT

(21/2" x 72")

NOTE: uprights

ARE MADE FROM "TWO-BY' MATERIAL; CLEATS ARE 3/4"-THICK STOCK

the guide in several small increments and make a full-depth pass at each setting.

drill holes. Next, you'll need to drill a series of holes in each upright to accept the conduit, see detail 'a' above. To simplify the assembly of the grid, these holes

are slightly larger than the conduit. I used V2" electrical conduit that has an outside diameter of iVie". So I drilled 3/4"-dia. holes.

One thing to be aware of here is the holes in the outer uprights don't go all the way through, see detail in drawing above. These

INSTALLING THE GRID

1/4 long strip of wood that's temporarily screwed to the wall provides a convenient support as you raise the grid. Just be sure it's level, see inset.

2 After checking that the uprights are level and plumb, attach the grid by driving screws through the cleats and into the wall studs.

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