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I figured out that metal shelving used in sheds and garages are good for stacking up to three mowers in one spot. I found two lots on hard rubbish in the same street the other night and when divided by two, can store six mowers in the space normally taken by two.

I wouldn't recommend stacking them any higher as the weight will likely buckle the lower legs.
Also, you need those L braces where the shelves attach to the columns for rigidity and to keep them from swaying under the weight.
One on each diagonal corner per shelf seems to suffice.

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Ahh, if only victa had kept producing the thumblatch catcher series, they would be in better shape today!
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MF, my method has varied. I bought 2 really good super heavy duty shelves from stratco, think it ran me $600 for the pair

They are the best shelves you could ever want, but the price made my eyes water

This is my current method;

Go to bunnings after a wood delivery, they put out any bowed wood (some slightly some severely) for a few bucks a 3 or 4m length.

I pick the only very slightly bowed wood and knock these together. Costs me about $10-20 in wood, $10 in wood screws and a couple of hours. Then the shelf liners (supported by cross members underneath) is just clearance MDF - $5-10 piece normally get 2 -3 shelves.

My mitre joints would probably make a keen woodworker cringe, but it works.

This one in the photo was destined for jerry cans under the bottom otherwise it would have the shelf lower.

And I ran out of wood at that point so was a shelf short haha

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I solved my storage problem, I just sell the ordinary ones.
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I like Speedy's solution.
Good job and very resourceful Tyler. That looks bigger scale than mine. How many mowers will that take?


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MF, I usually make them a bit wider than this (this one is for my motor oil stash). This one would take 2 mowers and a tilt a cut per shelf.

The one I will be making in a month or so

Then the other shelf, I made when I didn't really know what I was doing, will have a roof made out of some free zincalume I got when a builder down the road cut 10 sheets at the wrong length and put them out with a free sign. This 'outbuilding' will be good- I can get all the stinking fertiliser out of the shed.

It will go next to the shade house which was made out of 4 pieces of cheap temporary fence haha

The new shelf in the shed which will replace it will be 4 tier with capacity for 3 mowers plus a bit more room at the side - Ie one shelf will fit 3 victa's and a catcher say, but the bottom shelf will fit 2 19in tornados and 21in Big Bob


The other one I made is a 3 tiered staggered height 3m wide line trimmer storer which fits about 25 with walk in space

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25 line trimmers?! You've got it sewn up T.
My solution is nowhere near as planned out and organised as yours, it's more a quick and cheap solution on the run in my case.


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Mf - there is still 15 I need to work out what to do with

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Store them in the Santa Fe?


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Tuscon, not enough room haha


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