A few days ago, the Inspiration Wizard cast a spell upon me, and through arcane forces unknown, the designs for some shelves rushed through my mind. In a hasty blur, the design ideas were hastily transferred to paper before the ephemeral images vacated my conscience.
After acquiring an assortment of hardware, there was just one more important tool to purchase... a metric tape measure. Sweet! Now it's time to get to business.
step 0: gathering the supplies
Based upon the amazingly detailed schematic I created, it was fairly obvious what sort of material I would need.... haha just kidding.
I sort of moseyed about the local hardware store until I found the steel cable, cable locks, washers, and eye bolts that tickled my fancy. Then I bought a 6' 10"x1" piece of pine. pfffttttt "feet and inches"
Start at the top!
Two 125cm pieces of so called 2x4s where screwed to the workshop rafters as the anchor supports. Before attaching the supports, holes were drilled and eye bolts were attached. The eyebolts will anchor the shelf to the supports.
Add some cables
Some small goofy fraction measurement of cable was purchased in 5 foot lengths; it might have been 3/32 or 5/35ths or 1/8th. It was about 2 or 3mm.
A small loop was put through the eye anchor and then locked down. The bolt on the lock is about 7mm and I need to buy a 7mm open ended wrench to properly tighten these down.
Add a slab
The 6 foot piece of wood was cut in half width-wise and 4 holes were drilled in each half.
the hanging cables were placed through the holes, followed by a washer and a cable lock. A level was used to make sure everything was level. fancy that.
Go look at that hella sweet schematic again. It says "repeat", and that is what I did. :)
And there you have it, one sweet suspension shelf that is ready for me to put crap on.... and it is earthquake proof.
Now quit reading... and um... go read some Robert E. Howard