By Phil Jergenson

Grid beam is a modular, reusable development method that's quickly, effortless, reasonable, and nearly goof-proof. usual individuals with few talents or even fewer instruments (all you would like is a wrench!) can take on initiatives starting from furnishings and store benches to extra formidable initiatives like wind generators, truck racks, small buildings—even electrical vehicles.

Grid beam’s modular items and bolt-together building make the method speedy and simple to paintings with. It has the entire merits of an business construction approach: average, modular sizes; uniform fabrics; and interchangeable elements. initiatives knock flat and are effortless to move. because the items can be utilized time and again, grid beam is straightforward either in your pockets and at the environment—the authors were utilizing a few of their elements for over thirty years.

How to construct with Grid Beam contains 1000s of photographs of genuine tasks outfitted over a sixty-year interval, displaying the numerous makes use of of grid beam, from cabinets for students to initiatives related to replacement power. the flexibility of grid beam is inspiring for rookies, more matured do-it- yourselfers, and innovators who will boost their very own designs. Even school-age kids can use grid beam to construct uncomplicated projects.

Phil Jergenson is an innovator who outfitted the 1st grid beam vehicle.

Richard Jergenson outfitted his first grid beam venture in 1977.

Wilma Keppel is a author and editor who's additionally a welder, wood worker, and grid beam builder.

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171 half three: operating WITH GRID gap dimension ............................................ 172 BEAM Drill-it-yourself aluminum .............. 172 bankruptcy 14: uncomplicated parts ......... a hundred thirty five Drill-it-yourself metal ...................... 176 procuring grid beam sticks ................... one hundred thirty five Drill-it-yourself wooden ....................... 176 slicing sticks ..................................... 138 completing your sticks ......................... a hundred and eighty dermis fabrics .................................... 142 four: operating with panels ......................... 147 half ........................................... 152 bankruptcy 17: body varieties ................... 185 venture layout field frames ......................................... 185 bankruptcy 15: Offset frames ..................................... 186 components and Adapters ................... a hundred and fifty five Stem frames ....................................... 189 Splices and extensions ...................... 156 Mounting gap place while to exploit which body sort ...................................... 191 and spacing ..................................... 157 furnishings wheels and casters ............ 157 bankruptcy 18: Bracing ............................ 193 ft. .................................................... 158 Bracing fundamentals .................................... 193 Shims ................................................. 158 Cross-bracing .................................... 194 Screws ................................................ 159 Beams and trusses ............................. two hundred Butt joint brackets ............................. 159 Lamps ................................................ a hundred and sixty bankruptcy 19: continual strips ....................................... one hundred sixty development secure tasks ......................... 203 Drawers .............................................. l60 fending off hassle ............................... 203 cabinets and shelf brackets ................ 161 a lot .................................................. 204 Pallets ................................................. 162 disasters and fixes ............................... 206 outfits poles ..................................... 162 checking out your tasks ......................... 208 around tubes ...................................... 163 Pivots ................................................. 163 bankruptcy 20: Wheel mounts ................................... one hundred sixty five Designing your personal initiatives ............ 213 Rotating shafts ................................... one hundred sixty five undertaking making plans ................................ 213 Fabricating adapters .......................... a hundred sixty five layout by way of imitation .......................... 214 Drawings ............................................ 214 bankruptcy sixteen: selfmade Sticks ........... 169 Scale versions ...................................... 215 in the event you drill your individual? .............. 169 Mock-ups ........................................... 216 XII the best way to construct WITH GRID BEAM undertaking meeting ................................

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