This is my new lumber rack solid 4 ft wide x 6 ft long x 7 ft high

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Project by Jim Reeves posted 05-15-2013 05:44 PM 1632 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my new lumber rack, l made about 4-5 weeks ago holds all my oak and other types of lumber and on the side a section for plywood sheets.
It is made of all 2×4 lumber it is 4 ft wide x 6 ft long x 7 ft high, it has 3 shelves now plus side area for plywood sheets.
Going to put few more dividers to have 5-6 shelves so i can better stock wood types, size info etc.

I made bottom shelf 6 inches off floor incase power goes out and basement floods, just wondering
Nailed uprights to floor joices that shouldn├Ęt hurt anything should it.
Next is short cut off bin once get caught up on behind projects thanks for looking.

-- jim

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#1 posted 05-15-2013 06:15 PM

That’s how I did mine- nailed into the floor (overhead in basement) joist. It’s been there for at least 10 years and still overloaded!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 05-15-2013 09:25 PM

great storage rack,and nice collection of wood also.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 05-16-2013 08:57 AM

Great job, always fun to store lumber… Never enough.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 05-16-2013 10:45 PM

Looks good.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 05-16-2013 11:25 PM

Thanks everyone for taking a look, your exactly right never enough room for materials.
I used to have U shaped racks every 4 ft hanging from floor joices 2 at each end of my basement shop.
But basement shop is only 11 1/2 ft wide x 40 ft long length good but nwish was wider need 2 car garage but not likely to get one, but now have made room on older half of basement have a 16×16 area going to build a few walls make a 5×8 room to sand in and build another little rom to stain and paint in this summer when l have time.
Thanks for all your very nice kind comments.

-- jim

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