This plan gives details for making (4) 5-frame nucs from one piece of 1/2" plywood - 4' x 8'.
A cutting layout diagram is included. Design by D. Coates.
Download the 5-Frame Nuc Beehive Plans - PDF format
Thanks for the link! The combination here solves a dilemma for anyone who can not haul a full 4 X 8 sheet. Have a step side pickup so a single rip is all I need. Have used a utility knife and a straight edge in the parking lot several times the past two years. Works great for foam or lauan. Not so well for 3/4" sub-flooring... Wait in line at the sawAlso you might be able to get a big box store to make four cuts, and make life a little easier for you.
https://www.cutlistoptimizer.com/ allows you ten calculations a day for free.
Thanks for putting forth the effort as I intend to build about 30 of these this Spring. I was also considering making some two or three frame mating nucs.Finally a very efficient 3 sheet, 14 Nuc design. 1/8 Kerf.
That would be great to make some three frame nucs. When you get the dimensions and the cut list from the website I linked to, I would be interested to try it myself.Thanks for putting forth the effort as I intend to build about 30 of these this Spring. I was also considering making some two or three frame mating nucs.
I registered on the cut list website only to reach my very generous limit of free daily calculations before completing my cut lists. I played around with it quite a bit.That would be great to make some three frame nucs. When you get the dimensions and the cut list from the website I linked to, I would be interested to try it myself.
What I was thinking of doing was get a single sheet of plywood design, build them to make sure I had the right size, and then use a multiple sheet design once happy with the fit.I'll definitely make sure the measurements are current this round. Other than having to force some of the frames in, they have held up really well.
The lids could use some work as they have warped. Not sure if it's the wood I used or just having them outside for years. I may trim them out to be more like a telescoping cover. I did this initially on a few and they seem to have held up much better.
This attachment contains an error. I have asked the mods to delete it. I also asked them to correct post # 11 which they have done.This one works for me because I need about 20.