Lumber rack...

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Project by clieb91 posted 01-31-2009 05:30 AM 5786 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

or what I did on my day off.

The shop is ever evolving and I decided last week there was just too much wood litterally laying around. So I looked at various racks built here (thanks to everyone that posted one) and came up with a few of my own ideas. Since I have a small basement shop (with no walk out) I rarely get large sheet goods. I built the rack 6’ long by 3’ wide the storage area is 18” across. The rack is on six swivel casters as I do have stuff all around the rack. I also added some pegboard I had left laying around to aid in storing my larger clamps, more then likely add more pegboard later if I have some long pieces from something.

As is usually the case the new rack is already pretty much filled to capacity. That space at the bottom is reserved for stuff in the garage. Oh well.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 01-31-2009 05:52 AM

Looks like a great storage rack, good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#2 posted 01-31-2009 06:59 AM

It looks good! I see that you can store sheet goods too. Good idea.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#3 posted 01-31-2009 09:28 AM

rolling everything on shops…I love it…

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

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#4 posted 01-31-2009 01:18 PM

simple…easy build….nice design…and very useful….I like it….good job

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#5 posted 01-31-2009 02:27 PM

Great looking storage rack and very mobile, I wish I had more room in my shop for something like that.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 01-31-2009 07:35 PM

looks very functional.. nice job.

-- making sawdust....

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#7 posted 02-02-2009 01:17 AM

Very cool—great job!

-- Bradley Miller, Blue Springs, MO -

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#8 posted 02-02-2009 03:55 AM

Thanks all for the comments. I had some time last night and added some of the stuff from my garage to it. Glad I went with the heavy duty casters, it moves around great and yes everything with the exception of my main bench is mobile.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 02-02-2009 04:08 AM

I like that it is mobile. Hope that it works for you well in to future and that allot of lumber passes through it.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#10 posted 02-28-2011 04:36 AM

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahaha, I like it!

-- - Tell me what you want done, OR how to do it. Never both!!!! Jerry, New Bloomfield, PA

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#11 posted 09-16-2012 04:11 AM

Oh I like this, you can definitely store lots there! I love that it’s mobile too!

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#12 posted 09-20-2012 11:02 PM

Thanks Jay. It has only officially moved once now from one side of my shop to other, but I am really glad it is on heavy casters and I could move it still loaded.
This blog shows a few of the recent changes I made to the unit in order to better manage smaller pieces.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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