Wood storage rack

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Project by BarryW posted 01-07-2009 09:18 AM 3171 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know…you’re all posting all those beautiful bowls, boxes, carvings, furniture and such…but things happen so slowly here that when I actually get something accomplished it’s a big deal…for me. (You may begin yawning.) So I built my wood storage rack this week and finished it tonight, Jan. 6, 2009. Now I can finally bring in some of the maple and elm flitches…some of the linden and such that I have stored outside for shop acclimitization. Please note: actual pictures!!!

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#1 posted 01-07-2009 09:51 AM

They look good to me!

Jealous of your bandsaw btw :)

-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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#2 posted 01-07-2009 02:43 PM

We all need to see how the other guy solves a problem. Good solve on this one.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 01-07-2009 03:49 PM

Good job with the storage solution. I need to do something similar in my shop. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 01-07-2009 04:56 PM

Nice work BarryW. I like the ingenuity of the angled wood braces. Looks very strong.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#5 posted 01-07-2009 06:31 PM

how much do you think they will hold? Are these from your own plans?

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#6 posted 01-08-2009 01:39 AM

I like that it is up high out of the way. I agree that does look like a really nice saw…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#7 posted 01-08-2009 02:05 AM

Thanks for your comments. I’m surprised at the comments…it all seemed pretty simple and straight forward. I have a number problems in my small shop…1. small. 2. too much other stuff taking up space. 3. not enough time…4. storage. I’ve seen other wood storage racks and while clever, I didn’t think they’d hold enough wood…not that I’m doing all that many projects…I’m not…but I wanted enough support to hold four or five seriously thick flitches…without buckling the side of my garage. These two shelves are out of the way…giving me some space for sheet material, access behind my bandsaw…and a place to park my folding table saw or other pieces of movable equipment. I thought it was obvious to make braces out of plywood. Other “adjustable” shelve wood storage racks seemed flimsy to me…and since I tend to overbuild…well, this seemed the answer. The shelves are about 20 inches deep…doesn’t look that deep in the pictures, but they are. And they’re lag screwed in the 2×4s of the walls…each with 3 to 4 lag screws…enough to hold the amount of wood I want in the shop. I’m also going to build a rolling scrap bin…everything in my shop is on rollers….because I also have to get my Jeep in the garage in the winter for my elderly mother to get in and out of it. Oh, each shelf, while not adjustable, was first construction glued, brad tacked, then screwed for heavy duty support.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#8 posted 01-11-2009 01:48 AM

I saw the big pile of elm in the other project pic you posted… I have never worked american elm… ours here is very wildly colored when cut without finishing then when with clear lack on it it is still pretty wildly colored then with oil instead of lack it looks still different. It goes from pink to yellow bands then to green to brown and to dark red late wood… it can be very beautiful. So how does the Ami. Elm look? Is it hard like ours here? Ours turns a deep redish brown with heart wood when oiled how about the elm you have?

Does it stink abit sweet too when fresh cut?


-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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#9 posted 01-11-2009 06:10 AM

Nice work. I hope you don’t mind me borrowing your basic construction approach. I’ve got a similar need to have a wood rack of similar proportions in my shop.

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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#10 posted 02-17-2009 12:55 PM

Actually, I gotta go with, Hella nice bandsaw! Project isn’t bad, either.

-- Turning perfectly good wood into sawdust and kindling since 1990.

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#11 posted 02-17-2009 01:55 PM

This is a nice job Barry. It does look sturdy and putting it up as high as you did will let you store sheet goods underneath if you need to. But it does look a little empty. Let’s get some lumber in there to fill it up. :)

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

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#12 posted 06-02-2009 04:28 AM

Nice rack, Barry.

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#13 posted 07-02-2009 07:14 PM

I love the christmas lights , Keeps the season bright . Love that bandsaw too !!


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