cull pack projects - lumber rack #2

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Project by Michael Hacker posted 11-11-2008 08:45 AM 14045 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this rack was needed for my growing sticker & recycled pallet collection! so i did it again and made it entirely from cull pack lumber!

if you can’t tell i have been harvesting lots of pallets, and have no good storage for this sized stick. i decided to make a double unit cantilever rack and it came out really well!

material used was all cull lumber, and completing this entire unit should take under 3 total hours. rough joinery using screw fasteners and pocket hole joints ensures a simple and strong unit!

this time around i have taken photo’s of the simple notching technique used, and the tools needed couldn’t be simpler! thats my grandfathers saw, from back in time when Black&Decker made really sturdy quality tools!

i also decided to use all 2.5” kregg self tapping, heat treated, “blue” pocket hole screws. at under $5 per 50 count these are really worth the cost for peace of mind. i have never stripped or broke one of these screws and will continue to buy them happily!

i have filled my rack to the max and have had no problems getting to any specific piece, and once again use the space between the cantilever arms to store flat goods!

as before, additional photo’s of this project can be found at in my woodworking section!

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#1 posted 11-11-2008 09:52 AM

Ok now you slow down collecting pallets, or you end-up making additional racks.
You have a good score of beautiful lumber (I’m so jealous), what’s your big project on hand?

Take care and work safe.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 11-11-2008 12:58 PM

That is a nice lumber rack that you have built. I have been considering redesigning mine and this gives me some ideas.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 11-11-2008 02:56 PM

You sure can’t have enough places to store wood.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#4 posted 11-11-2008 04:24 PM

That’s a really nice lumber rack Michael.I could use something like that here to store wood.Thanks for the idea.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#5 posted 11-11-2008 04:25 PM

A perfect answer to my problem! We have a huge mound of barn lumber much of which is hardwood. Most of which is good lumber just needs some TLC to clean it up. Your rack would be a perfect solution to make our problem into a blessing.

Thank You very much for sharing this project!

-- - Michael "Over 300000 species of trees, yet we take the credit for their beauty..."

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#6 posted 11-11-2008 10:13 PM

I am also a collector of fine pallet lumber ….it’s amazing what you can find for high quality and highly figured woods and also the thickness of the boards sure beats planing down 3/4 stock to make a project with …Nice Rack : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 11-11-2008 10:31 PM

Way to recycle that lumber! After Hurricane Ike blew through here in September, there are lots of old fence lumber that can be cleaned up and used for some interesting projects!

-- We are all just one moment of arrogance away from disaster

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#8 posted 09-24-2010 10:46 PM

Nice !!!! Drool !!!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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