[57north-ctte] Request to release funds to Rob for Shelving

Midder midder at protodox.com
Tue Feb 11 22:40:52 GMT 2020


I Approve

On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 07:49:39PM +0000, Tom Jones wrote:
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> On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 11:34:04PM +0000, Robert McWilliam wrote:
> > I'm thinking to make ladder style uprights like the ones on the
> > shelves I made previously and link them with 2x3s¹.  I'm thinking 2
> > 2x3s per "shelf"  - this wouldn't actually be  a shelf but is cheaper
> > than any of the sheet material options and will be pretty strong.
> > It'll work fine for putting boxes on (so long as the bottom of the box
> > can support its contents in the bit between the 2 2x3s) and we can put
> > sheet material on bits of it if we want actual shelves for anything
> > that needs it.
> >
> > For height: I'm thinking to just use full 2.4m 2x3s for the uprights
> > which will give about a 6cm gap  to the ceiling above them.
> >
> > To go from the pillar to the east wall (where it bumps into the room
> > around the stairwell/cupboards/kitchen bit) would work with 5 uprights
> > giving 3 1.2ish² m bays and one 2.4ish m bay. This'll take 35 2x3s for
> > a total of £95.90. That's with 4 shelves per bay, about the same pitch
> > as the tall set from the last ones I made, would be another 1.5 2x3s
> > per shelf per 1.2m bay to have more shelves.
> >
> > I'm thinking to put fabric on the outside (of the hackspace) side of
> > the shelf wall to give a clean look to the rest of the room (rather
> > than the collection of junk look of seeing into the hackspace bit of
> > the room). I think the cheapest way to get enough fabric to cover that
> > is 2 super king size sheets. ASDA has them for £9 each³ with a choice
> > of grey, white, cream or pink.
> >
> > So total of £113.90 for this section - probably ~£125 to give some
> > money to cover screws and glue. I'm thinking make this section first
> > and we can then decide if the same approach is what we want for the
> > other bits or if we want to do something different.
> >
> > Would want to cover about twice that distance for the other side
> > coming across from the windows so ball park would be twice as much for
> > that section. But I'm thinking that would be more shelves than we
> > actually need so should probably do some other stuff with some of the
> > bays on the other side (wood (or other long thin stuff) rack, some
> > hooks for hanging stuff, any other ideas?)
> >
> > I'm away this weekend so was planning to build this the following
> > weekend (22nd and 23rd) if the rest of you think this is a good plan
> > and directors approve of the spending. Some help then would be
> > appreciated (or if anyone wants to get going before then: even
> > better).
> >
> > Robert
> 
> Ed,
> 
> I request that you release £125 to Rob so he can purchase materials for
> shelving described above , pending approval from the requsite weight of
> director.
> 
> - - Tom
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