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    Want to build a rack, questionsss.

    Hellooo. So I have been reading through different posts on here regarding building racks. I just have a few questions myself. I want to build a rack to hold 6 (41qt sterilite) tubs. I know melamine is the choice I have, along with plywood. I just am not sure about how putting the rack together goes? Like screwing in the sides and what not. I feel retarded asking this, haha. I love halfdawgs rack he built. I just don't want to mess up measurments, I just don't know where to start with building this! I'm housing ball pythons, I have 3 at the moment.

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    Re: Want to build a rack, questionsss.

    Quote Originally Posted by shescountry89 View Post
    Hellooo. So I have been reading through different posts on here regarding building racks. I just have a few questions myself. I want to build a rack to hold 6 (41qt sterilite) tubs. I know melamine is the choice I have, along with plywood. I just am not sure about how putting the rack together goes? Like screwing in the sides and what not. I feel retarded asking this, haha. I love halfdawgs rack he built. I just don't want to mess up measurments, I just don't know where to start with building this! I'm housing ball pythons, I have 3 at the moment.

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    Head to your local Menard's and look for the shelving section.

    They have precut, white melamine coated shelving that works out very nicely. I built one of my racks with:

    2 - 3'x6" (footers)
    2 - 5'x18" (sides)
    9 - 3'x18" (shelves)


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    Re: Want to build a rack, questionsss.

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbittle View Post
    Head to your local Menard's and look for the shelving section.

    They have precut, white melamine coated shelving that works out very nicely. I built one of my racks with:

    2 - 3'x6" (footers)
    2 - 5'x18" (sides)
    9 - 3'x18" (shelves)

    Though its nice to use precut wood like that it also cost more to do so. Ive built 3 racks out of 6 Sheets of 4'x8' sheets of melamine only costing me $25 per sheet of melamine.

    IF you check my other threads out of the racks i build i have dimensions on them.

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    Re: Want to build a rack, questionsss.

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbittle View Post
    Head to your local Menard's and look for the shelving section.

    They have precut, white melamine coated shelving that works out very nicely. I built one of my racks with:

    2 - 3'x6" (footers)
    2 - 5'x18" (sides)
    9 - 3'x18" (shelves)


    How did you make it though? Did you have to screw in each of the shelves into the side? I dont see any marks on the wood where a screw would be... I was thinking about making one out of ply wood exactly like that pretty much except with dado cuts in the sides to hold the shelves...
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    Re: Want to build a rack, questionsss.

    hey flamethrower, what are the foters for?

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    Re: Want to build a rack, questionsss.

    Quote Originally Posted by reptidude1 View Post
    hey flamethrower, what are the foters for?
    What you mean forters.
    Do you mean Footers. at bottom of my racks. There there just for looks
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    Re: Want to build a rack, questionsss.

    oh, ok thx

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    Re: Want to build a rack, questionsss.

    If you want to build a rack and want something better than melamine head to eplastics.com. They sell sheets of 4X2 of ABS plastic in black or white and for four sheets of the 4X2 they were about 8 dollars a piece and 22 shipping.
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    Re: Want to build a rack, questionsss.

    Also, flamethrower for one rack what are the exact cuts you got on the 4'by8' melimine, because im bad at measuring cuts, so i wanted to know how to maximize the amont of cuts per a board

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    Re: Want to build a rack, questionsss.

    Quote Originally Posted by reptidude1 View Post
    Also, flamethrower for one rack what are the exact cuts you got on the 4'by8' melimine, because im bad at measuring cuts, so i wanted to know how to maximize the amont of cuts per a board
    In my threads of making the racks i put all the cuts needed to make the racks. the smaller ones only used 1.5 sheets

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