1982 - Volume #6, Issue #5, Page #26[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Hexagon Rack Organizes Firewood
Rodi used a dozen 32-in. 2 by 2 in. struts to form the six sections of the frame. A dozen 16-in. 2 by 2 in. inside braces give support to the main frame. These pieces are all glued together, then fastened with 1 in. flathead screws for maximum strength.
For the back of the rack, he cut a 10 1/4-in. dia. center hub from 3/4-in. plywood. Six 28-in. 2 by 2 in. supports are screwed to the hub. The ends of each support are then butt-jointed to the apex of each triangle.
Plywood braces, cut to fit over each triangular section, are secured to the main frame with 1 in. screws. Finally, the entire rack is bolted to 4 by 4 in. base rails for extra stability.
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