Right now, we are packed in our aging room. Each shelf is full and will continue to be for a long time. Now we use custom-designed wooden shelves that store our hard, natural-rind cheese vertically, and our semi-hard, washed-rind cheese horizontally on a plank. These can be removed and washed when necessary. I feel like we could save room by integrating our wheel diameter in the design construction between each removable shelf, particularly for the natural-rind cheese, reducing the dead-space in between each shelf. This would give room for one more shelf on each row, perhaps.
Wood seems unstable after a good amount of time, it is already beginning to warp due to the weight and moisture it holds. Ultimately, I have a conceptually simple idea: rolling, collapsible shelves that are operated by a turning hand-crank on the end... you know, like some libraries have? This would allow room for 2, maybe three more shelves in our facility's aging room. Construction or any type of drastic expansion is not an option.
Is this concept already a reality, does anyone know?
What material is ideal for a long-enduring, strong, easy to clean shelving unit, ideally for the concept I previously described?