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Aug 18, 2016 08:10 |  #31

tandemhearts wrote in post #17397513 (external link)
Estimate - more than you would think. :)

The base wire rack was $50 on sale at HD.
Casters - $18.
2 x 2' of 6"PVC sections - $20
12 x 4" end caps - $30
12 x 4" couplers (acting as collars) - $20
2 cans of flat black (wire rack was already black) - $12
30' of 4" PVC = $40
2 x 6" drain grates - $10

Total - around $200. OMG - Don't tell the wife!

200 Bucks for no clutter on the floor...........my wife would be jumping for joy!


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Aug 18, 2016 08:11 |  #32

Down_Shift wrote in post #17436944 (external link)
really really digging this.
I bought a giant calumet trap case to keep all my stands etc and a light stand bag for the few i use when i'm mobile.
this is awesome, i'd love to have everything laid out so i can just grab what i need.. kinda like a gun rack haha. no space, so the trap case stays under the bed unless i need something!

Trap Case.......the old drumming days.....


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Sep 22, 2016 13:06 |  #33

brilliant!! thanks for the idea!




  
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Jan 31, 2017 19:54 |  #34

tandemhearts wrote in post #17388361 (external link)
Since I don't have a dedicated space for shooting I needed a way to store my light stands, softboxes, backdrop stand, etc. I decided that being able to roll the whole kit from one end of the house to the other would be the best solution. I took a standard wire rack shelf (love these things) and added good casters. Then I used 4 and 6 inch PVC to create a set of storage spaces. The Ravelli ABSL kit fits on the end with the Westcott 7" Umbrella. Everything else is setup so that nothing breaks the plane of the shelf unit. That should minimize the number of times I ding the walls rolling it around. With sand bags on the bottom, it is plenty stable. It is not hard to move around with my wood floors. The plastic boxes hold swivels, diffusers, egg crate grids, etc. The top shelf has my bags.

I already had the PVC pipes and a hazy idea of doing something like this. Using that rack was a great idea, so I went out and bought it. My wife will be so glad to get that PVC out of the garage she won't even ask me about the other expenses.


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Feb 05, 2017 18:57 |  #35

tandemhearts wrote in post #17388361 (external link)
Since I don't have a dedicated space for shooting I needed a way to store my light stands, softboxes, backdrop stand, etc. I decided that being able to roll the whole kit from one end of the house to the other would be the best solution. I took a standard wire rack shelf (love these things) and added good casters. Then I used 4 and 6 inch PVC to create a set of storage spaces. The Ravelli ABSL kit fits on the end with the Westcott 7" Umbrella. Everything else is setup so that nothing breaks the plane of the shelf unit. That should minimize the number of times I ding the walls rolling it around. With sand bags on the bottom, it is plenty stable. It is not hard to move around with my wood floors. The plastic boxes hold swivels, diffusers, egg crate grids, etc. The top shelf has my bags.

How did you attach those 6-inch grates to the shelf?


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Feb 06, 2017 05:53 as a reply to  @ RDKirk's post |  #36

The grates flair out at the top (or bottom since they are upside down). I trimmed some of that away on the outboard areas, but inboard the flange just rests on the shelf. The attachment point is where the tubes are zip tied to the upper shelves.




  
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Feb 06, 2017 06:37 |  #37

tandemhearts wrote in post #18265892 (external link)
The grates flair out at the top (or bottom since they are upside down). I trimmed some of that away on the outboard areas, but inboard the flange just rests on the shelf. The attachment point is where the tubes are zip tied to the upper shelves.

Gotcha. Thanks.


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Apr 21, 2020 01:33 |  #38

Great set up! I’m planning to do something like this. I have two questions: what are the dimensions of the wire rack? And given it’s been a few years since your original post, would you do anything differently to optimize this amazing DIY rack? Thank you.




  
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