Vertical wood storage

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 01-20-2011 02:15 AM 4080 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple way to store my wood up in the shop. I made this using one 4×8x1/2” plywood. I am thinking about making one more, you can never have too much storage.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#1 posted 01-20-2011 02:59 AM

Master Sergeant how much weight do you think that rack can hold with those french cleats like that. I have a lot of wood and see this as a great idea. Thanks for any info provided. Thanks

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#2 posted 01-20-2011 03:11 AM

i like this , is the dowels just for hanging stuff

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#3 posted 01-20-2011 03:15 AM

I’m thinking up a storage system myself. But I have cinder block walls, so I am not certain what to do yet. Yours looks great. That’s funny that the inspector required trim as you mentioned in your profile.


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#4 posted 01-20-2011 03:33 AM

This looks like a great idea and fairly simple. Could you expand your narrative to give a little more information on strength, how the supports are attached to the vertical pieces, how it is attached to the wall and what the pegs are for?

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#5 posted 01-20-2011 04:07 AM

Looks great! The plans are available here for free. Just need to enter your email address.

-- Less is More.....expensive

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#6 posted 01-20-2011 06:20 PM

Thanks shimster, I was trying to remember where I got the plans from. Putting this together was a fun day task. As far as how much will it hold, lets just say I am more worried about over tasking my wall then I am the wood rack! As you can see in the picture I have it loaded!
The horizontal pegs are to keep the verticals from moving/swaying. All three verticals are adjustable; raise up, pull out, move to desired location, place over peg, push in, and finally slide down. That easy.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#7 posted 01-21-2011 07:59 AM

Nice job.
Thanks For sharing.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#8 posted 01-28-2011 01:31 AM

I guess I didn’t answer all the questions above ;-) The horizontals are 3/8” lag bolted into the wall studs, I went every other one and that seems to be holding up just fine. The verticals are attached using a matching angle cut in both the horizontal and vertical, the more pulling down the tighter the hold is the idea. The pegs I went a little over board on, they keep the verticals from swaying from side to side. I could have used the pegs at the vertical locations but I decided to put a peg in all the holes and be done with it.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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