Lumber Storage Rack

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Project by B0b posted 04-16-2014 06:34 PM 2041 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a tiny garage, so I was looking for the most lumber storage with the smallest footprint possible. This seemed to fit the bill. I doubled up the studs on the exterior wall of the garage. I used all the twisty studs I couldn’t use in my basement, so I went ahead and made them full length. I drilled holes 4 inches apart at a 5 degree angle. They are 7/8” diameter and 2” deep. The supports are 3/4” EMT conduit. They just slide in tipped slightly upward. I was a little nervous using EMT, but nothing has sagged even slightly. It is super easy to setup and change around. I liked it so much, I did it on the back wall as well, but I used a 3” spacing to give me some height variation. I’m also thinking about building little storage containers for bits and blades that can slide into some of the lower vacant holes.

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#1 posted 04-16-2014 07:41 PM

i have the same problem no room

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#2 posted 04-17-2014 02:28 AM

Hey, I did the same thing in my basement shop but I used a carriage bolt and bolted 2×4’s to the floor joists (ceiling of my shop) and let the 2×4 rest against the concrete wall. I also used 3/4 plywood on edge as the shelf for the wood but pipe is much better. My plywood uses up 3 inches per shelf but the pipe is less than an inch.

Great approach!

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