Wood Storage Rack

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Project by emptyjay posted 11-12-2011 11:19 PM 4706 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this wood storage rack back in March or April of this year. The finished rack holds 90-100 boards of lumber (up to about 10 feet long or so) and around 15-20 full-sized sheets of plywood. The rack really freed up a lot of space in the shop (garage), but still only stores about half the lumber I keep on hand. The remaining lumber is stacked vertically at the back of the garage and isn’t nearly so neatly organized.

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#1 posted 11-12-2011 11:45 PM

Nice way to get at both sides.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 11-13-2011 12:28 AM

Good use for that space right by the door Jay.
Gotta be kind of hard to climb over to get in though…lol only kidding.
You have plenty of stock on hand and that is great.
I can’t wait to see some of the projects hidden in that rack.

By the way, welcome aboard Lumberjocks and thanks for sharing your talent.

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#3 posted 11-13-2011 03:44 AM

Man, when I saw that first pic, I thought the whole garage was filled with wood.

That is a great wood rack. And, it is something I need to do to gain some space. I’ve got wood all over the place. Centralization is a good thing. But it seem every time I make more space, I find more wood to fill it.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#4 posted 11-13-2011 04:31 AM

Great Lookin Wood Nice Rack

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 11-13-2011 05:35 AM

in the first picture i said he is just showing off his huge store of lumber then i saw the rack and said nice rack I cant find that kind of space in my 3 car shop i need every inch for the tools i use but i need a rack of some kind so i got the htc on grizzly for 39 dollars it holds enough for me as i am not a good wood hoarder yet

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#6 posted 11-13-2011 05:50 AM

I’m jealous of all the wood you have. Oh yeah, nice rack.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#7 posted 11-13-2011 05:51 AM

Good use of space…I might have to keep this in mind. Hopefully you have another garage door…

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#8 posted 11-13-2011 08:21 AM

I just relocated and rebuilt a storage rack recently. It is great to have the
shop organized (kinda) and boards at an ez reach. I like your ply wood
set up, I don’t have that. I usually just have my plywood quartered and keep
it up against the wall.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#9 posted 11-13-2011 06:08 PM

how do you get in and out of shop???

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#10 posted 11-15-2011 08:31 AM

And here I thought I was cramped for space.

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#11 posted 01-12-2012 09:24 PM

I gotta admit you have a nice rack.

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#12 posted 02-19-2012 01:05 AM

And I thought my garage was hard to get into!............

2 doors maybe?

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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