When I bought my new van, I built shelves at each side to store all the tools and stock I need as a renovator. However, this meant that I couldn’t carry sheet goods flat. The van could take occasional sheets stashed vertically, but how to stop them from falling over? Fortunately, I’d sprung a couple of lengths of 1×2 between the tops of the shelves to secure them to the roof and to stop them from tipping over when I hit bends in the road. It finally dawned on me that by adding a second 1×2 to each of those roof pieces with several 1-in.-dia. holes drilled in them and in corresponding locations in the plywood deck, I could use a pair of spring-loaded shower rods as vertical supports for sheet goods. So far, this has stood me well for up to 10 sheets of drywall that didn’t warrant their delivery charges.
Peter Blackmore, Courtenay, None
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #245