Like all good, red-blooded Americans, I had certain designs to celebrate 10OCT in an appropriate, “no pressure” kind of way; but, as with so many plans of mice, they kind of went out the window, and I spent most of the day screwing. Let me tell you, there was a lot of screwing:
Thanks to .50 caliber ammo cans being just a hair over 6 inches in width, these shelves’ capacity is “only” 30 (including the floor), but something tells me that will be sufficient for the time being (and the extra space on each shelf is convenient for boxes and whatnot else); and if you are more willing to deal with awkward dimensions and more waste, bumping those shelves to four cans is not hard (I just had half a sheet of plywood left over from another project, and it was easier this way). If anyone wants specific details as to how to build it, I can probably type/draw them up (along with the inevitable ideas on how to make it better), but the short answer is that all of this came out of 4 2″x4″x12′ boards, 3 2″x4″x104″ boards, that longwise half-a-sheet of standard 3/4″ plywood, and about two pounds of screws.
Still, original plan or not, any day where you can piss off enviroweenies (for daring to use copious quantities of coal-generated electrical power to slice, dice, and otherwise mutilate chopped-down-and-processed trees) and hoplophobes (for obviously having more than enough ammunition to qualify as an “armory” – whateverthehell that means) alike is a good day indeed.