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a gas-pipe lumber rack #5: post installation

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Blog entry by metolius posted 07-10-2019 03:09 AM 322 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I chose to give some color to these posts with a couple of coats of Danish oil “oak”. This stain drys with a little bit of a chalkiness, so i followed with a pair of clear Danish oil coats.

The result:

Its a bit old-timey like the color of an oak kitchen cupboard from 1972.

I bolted the top to the ceiling rafter with a pair of 3/8 lags which I painted black.

And put brackets unto the cinder block with tapcons.

This would all likely be enough for support. But, I thought that perhaps if it was to fall, the whole garage should come down with it. So, I braced the posts into the rafters to produce the most potential chaos.

Testing all the the gas pipe holes, there is good angle consistency and co-levelness.

I’ll need about 70 feet of gas pipe for 10 “shelves”.

But, before that I will work on the sheet good storage part. This will consist of 2 stacked cubbies for half-sheets and a tall one for full sheets; each, about 12in wide.

-- derek / oregon



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#1 posted 07-10-2019 03:39 PM

do the hanger boards actually rest on the floor
to help support all the weight ?

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#2 posted 07-10-2019 05:26 PM

The posts are sit on a pressure treated base plate that is set to the floor with construction adhesive and remington power fasterners. 4x 2 1/2 in pocket screws are used to tie the posts to the base plate.

-- derek / oregon

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