Lumber rack

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Project by gottobtrue posted 07-13-2017 04:10 AM 1445 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Half laps and two buh fours. I couldn’t move in there for a while. Space was a little tight but I can’t complain about a good deal on wood.

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#1 posted 07-13-2017 11:37 AM

That looks awesome! It will be filled in no time ;-)

My only suggestion, taken from my own experience, would be to round off the bottom corners of all the supports. The first time you bonk the top of your head or a knee on one of those corners you will thank me! :-)

Here’s a pic of mine I did a few years ago with the rounded bottom edges.

Like I said, I did the SAME thing you did and within a 30 minute timeframe I had a cut in my head and a really sore knee. I took the time to use a jigsaw and a router to go back and round and smooth everything.



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#2 posted 07-13-2017 06:41 PM

Looks good!

+1 on rounding the corners. I rounded both top and bottom corners. Round tops will help keep damage to your stored wood to a minimum. I also added some plywood bracing to the joints on my rack.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#3 posted 07-13-2017 07:31 PM

This lumber rack is a very nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 07-15-2017 05:24 PM

I did something similar against a concrete wall. I hung the 2×4s from the floor joists.

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#5 posted 07-15-2017 05:38 PM

After using the above method for quite a few years I realized I was losing a lot of storage space with the supports and switched to 1/2 black water pipe. This storage was in a shed and being used for rough oak. I drilled holes at a slight angle in the edge of 2×4s and then slabbed them to the sides of the 2×4 in the wall of the shed. Just a guess but I’d say this rack is holding 800-1000 lbs. Note the 1” gap between stacks.

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#6 posted 07-15-2017 07:10 PM

Good ideas on rounding the corners. I like the black pipe idea too.

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