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Cheap, rigid sheet/board ideas for plastic pot storage in shed

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by miljee, 30 Sep 2016.

  1. miljee

    miljee

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    I have a Keter garden store which only houses the lawn rake, so there's a large amount of unused space inside.

    I have a small lean-to greenhouse which is full of empty plastic pots. I want to put a full-size shelf across the empty space in the Keter to store the pots on (as I want to use the greenhouse to over-winter plants!), so the shelf doesn't have to bear much weight, but being 1100mm x 750cm, needs to be able to support its own weight without sagging down. It also needs to be relatively cheap!

    Note, I can support the shelf at both ends, obviously, but only at the back in the middle as a front support would prevent me getting the lawn rake out.

    The inside of the store is dry but obviously it's outdoors so a small degree of water resistance is needed.

    Any ideas?

    Ta.
     
  2. Matthew89

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    Hi,
    How about OSB? You can get sheets of these (2.4m x 1.2m) from diy stores like wickes and they cost about £15. You can probably get it from your local wood yard aswell and they will rip it down to your required size.
    This will need treating with a preserver on all edges and faces though if its likely to get wet. I think that it would likely last without though and you may find the preserver is more expensive than the board.

    Regards Matt
     
  3. miljee

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    I have decided on external plywood. It's £19 for an appropriate sheet, but it's ready to go, no painting etc.
     
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    Ok, Thats a good price for external plywood. Is that 12mm? I've only seen marine plywood which is for external use and this is usually a lot more expensive.
     
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