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Project by anthm27 posted 01-14-2019 08:18 AM 2453 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On the bottom floor of my Village house I have a small kitchen that we don,t use, we use the space for storage and slowly but surely it has been filling up with bits of lumber.
I thought best I get to and build a lumber rack to sort out the mess. (besides building the rifle was doing my eyes and neck in, I needed to build something bigger)

All my own custom design, the rack is on wheels and will be inside my house, (downstairs kitchen actually), In order for it to be movable I had to build it in three parts,

1)The undercarriage made of 2×3 pine with half inch ply. ( I used 5 wheels and wasnt sure if this was going to work at the time)

2)The rack itself of 2×1 construction allows for 8×4 sheets on the left side and normal dressed type lumber storage throughout.

3)The storage shelf at the top which acts as Winglets for smooth flying, once again out of 2×1 and 1/2 inch ply.

All coated with Oil based Ronseal decking oil for durability.

Thanks for reading , I’ve included some more pics below of the lumber mess and the build.

Kind Regards
Anthony

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.





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anthm27

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#1 posted 01-14-2019 08:21 AM

Some pics of the build

The winglets upside down

The winglets


The Lumber Pile in the kitchen where the portable rack will go

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 01-14-2019 10:28 AM

Nice build and good job cleaning up the mess.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 01-14-2019 10:53 AM

looks like a lot of storage and will definitely be easier to find a particular piece. The fifth wheel should keep the unit from sagging, good idea

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 01-14-2019 01:55 PM

It looks well built to hold a lot of weight too. Good idea with the 5th wheel. I like the wings for keeping small pieces in place. Nice thinking Anthony.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 01-14-2019 03:09 PM

Clever and useful. Nice job.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 01-14-2019 10:30 PM

Anthony, that’s some serious storage capacity.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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anthm27

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#7 posted 01-14-2019 11:21 PM



Nice build and good job cleaning up the mess.

- Dave Polaschek


Clever and useful. Nice job.

- swirt

Thanks gents for the comments, It was a good fun thing to build
Regards
Anth

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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anthm27

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#8 posted 01-14-2019 11:24 PM



looks like a lot of storage and will definitely be easier to find a particular piece. The fifth wheel should keep the unit from sagging, good idea

- recycle1943


It looks well built to hold a lot of weight too. Good idea with the 5th wheel. I like the wings for keeping small pieces in place. Nice thinking Anthony.

- doubleDD

Thanks for the comments, yes I,d never actually worked with castoring wheels before, I thought about having 6 wheels but wasn’t sure if the thing would steer properly, As its worked out the middle 5th seems to work out well. It steers nicely
Regards
Anthony

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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anthm27

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#9 posted 01-14-2019 11:27 PM



Anthony, that s some serious storage capacity.

- Grumpy

Cheers Tony, Here in Hong Kong, space is at record premiums, always looking for ways to get more.
Thanks for the comments
Anthony

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#10 posted 01-15-2019 07:33 AM

Quite interesting and challenging work!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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anthm27

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#11 posted 01-15-2019 12:13 PM



Quite interesting and challenging work!

- majuvla


Thanks for the comment Ivan,yes getting all those little bits of wood all trued up was fiddly.
I cast my mind back to my apprenticeship days of cutting in roofes by hand.
Regards Anthony

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#12 posted 01-15-2019 02:36 PM

I love the idea of the fifth wheel so it done sag GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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anthm27

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#13 posted 01-16-2019 11:41 PM



I love the idea of the fifth wheel so it done sag GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

- GR8HUNTER

Thanks Tony

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#14 posted 01-17-2019 10:02 AM

Hughes H-4 comes to mind.

-- Regards Rob

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anthm27

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#15 posted 01-17-2019 11:49 PM



Hughes H-4 comes to mind.

- robscastle

Well I had to google that one, “The Spruce goose” One small flight and yes made of birch wood.
Awesome

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