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I'm making my own slatted rack for a 10 frame deep. I want to run the slats parallel with the frames. The front board is 4" from the front and the slats will be 1" wide, leaving a 3/8" space between the slats. I'm modeling it after the rack at betterbee.com

Do these dimensions sound right?

Thanks,
Dave
 

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Brushy mountain sells one similar, unassembled for about $9.
You might want to check their kit out also.
 

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I built a couple but used 3/4" rips and equal spaced for 10 frame set-up no 4" board. Seems to be working, the bearding and congestion at the entrance is considerably less than a long hive without one. ;)
 

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Do these dimensions sound right?
No.

The open gap is close to 11/16" on a rack I just measured. I believe it came from Brushy Mt.

I made some combined SBB/slatted racks and I used hardware cloth in place of the 4" front board. On others I have just the slats.
 

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Thanks for the replies and dimensions. Actually I was trying to combine the design from

www.beesource.com/files/slatrack.pdf plans and the slatted rack from betterbee.

I assembled the rack this morning, with the my dimensions. I will see how it works out. I will make the next one with wider gaps.

Thanks again,
Dave
 
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