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Rotating Canned Food Storage Rack

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by DALE, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. DALE

    DALE Boring, Oregon Member

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    Found this on the Survival Podcast Blog and knew I had to build it. Link
    Built this about a month ago and have been very satisfied with it. The priciest thing I had to buy was the router bit, but then I'm a tool guy so didn't mind. I keep it in the garage, so not real happy with the temperature stability there, but that's the way it is. I have an insulated storage room that is used for long term food storage but this would not work there. I sprayed it with grey paint and it looks fairly decent, not that that matters. As a can is removed the next one rolls into place and the newest stock is at the tail end.;) Once you get the thing stocked it's easy to see where there is a shortage and a trip to Costco fills it back up. With rising food prices its also saves $$.
     
  2. bersaguy

    bersaguy Oregon Member

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    Dale,
    Looks like a practical solution. Well done!
     
  3. Johnny_boy

    Johnny_boy Seattle New Member

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    hey thanks for the link! I thought about building one as well, since retail one off the web was like $400. How much did it end up costing you (besides the router bit)?
     
  4. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Nice - a real, practical solution to keeping your cans organized & rotated properly.
     
  5. DALE

    DALE Boring, Oregon Member

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    Think I spent around $85. I learned not to skimp on the shelf thickness. I used 5/8" and the can weight caused them to sag. To correct I added 1/8" all-thread to lift them level. 3/4' ply would be a better choice.
    Found this other idea for canned goods that is clever: Link
     
  6. Johnny_boy

    Johnny_boy Seattle New Member

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