Packing Shelves


First Packer Shelf

The person doing deliveries will be doing the packing most of the time. We’ll have a nifty vacuum packing machine and next to it set into the wall out of the way will be a set of shelves for trays of packaged pastured pork products to let her easily sort orders as we pack pork.

The pictured packer plateau is the first of five shelves that will take the stainless steel steamer trays. The shelf is stainless steel 1″ square tube that Will cut, bent, welded and polished and then I mounted with sockets in the wall.

I built a lot of things into the walls of our cottage and the butcher shop as that makes our tiny spaces bigger. Our walls are honey combed with pipes, conduits, cabinets, shelves and more.

Outdoors: 80°F/48°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 67°F/62°F

Daily Spark: So my wife walked into the tractor dealer and asked the guy behind the desk, “Can you show me your nipples?” After he got done laughing and she got done blushing he found her some grease nipples for our tractor in the parts department. Next I’ll send her in to get some brass ball valves.

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2 Responses to Packing Shelves

  1. eggyknap says:

    So did you know in advance where these sockets would need to be, so you could pre-make them, or were they drilled in later? If the latter, how do you keep track of where the “honeycomb” of pipes and conduits go, to avoid drilling into one? Anything more than just good quality plans?

    • Some sockets like the ones in the ceilings for the rails were planned in advance and are actually welded into the skeleton of the building’s steel reinforcing.[1, 2, 3, 4] These sockets for shelves, tables and such I could not know ahead of time the exact locations so I simply hammer drilled holes in the concrete walls and then epoxied sockets in place when needed. Last night I drilled a whole bunch more for additional shelves. Hammer drills and diamond saws are great toys. It may be set in concrete, but that doesn’t mean we can’t change it!

      All of the locations of things are in my blueprints (digital in computer) and then also recorded using photographs from many angles. Then I update the plans to match the reality after we do pours and things. That makes for a very good record so I can find, and avoid, things later.

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