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Project by justahobby2 posted 03-22-2019 05:37 PM 445 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I moved into my new shop I needed a place to store my lumber. It seemed as though the piece I wanted was always on the bottom of the stack so I made room for more “stacks” with fewer pieces in each. I lost a little bit of space but boy is it ever easier to get at the piece I need.





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WayneC

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#1 posted 03-22-2019 05:41 PM

Nice. How long is the storage area?

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#2 posted 03-22-2019 06:20 PM

The main portion shown is 8 feet between supports with an additional two supports over the window for longer pieces. Can go an additional 2 feet on those top two shelves.

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#3 posted 03-22-2019 07:36 PM

I know exactly what you mean -

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#4 posted 03-24-2019 12:50 AM

Well done. I use a much smaller version in my much smaller “shop” (pieces of the garage my wife cedes to me for various and sundry woodworking stuff).

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#5 posted 03-26-2019 06:01 AM

Looks like a good project, I need to build one to mount up high soon. I may end up with vertical storage because that would let me utilize more otherwise wasted space. I sure love the look of a horizontal wood stack though.

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justahobby2

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#6 posted 03-26-2019 11:52 AM

thanks. It has worked well thus far and I am happy with the way it turned out. I know several folks that use the vertical method and most seem to like it although have told me it is a lot easier for some shorter pieces to get lost in the piles. I trust you have plenty of ceiling height to stack long pieces upright?

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#7 posted 03-31-2019 01:02 PM

Looks good. I built one very much like it a couple years ago, although I opted for fewer shelves, and I tied them together with ply, top and bottom, for some added strength and storage between the struts for short offcuts. I tend to devote each shelf to a species (maple, oak, cherry, ...) Each shelf can store about 150 bd. ft.

But each of our circumstances differ. I tend to do kitchens and larger projects, and my wholesale supplier is 300 Km (~185 mi.) away, so I like to stock up to reduce my transportation costs.

Enjoy the storage!

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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