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scottswoodgames

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10-11-2019 02:08 AM

I am looking for a sturdy free standing cantilever for my shop. I would like a set of plans or where I can buy one. This is just a serious hobby, but my shop is getting smaller and smaller as time goes on. I will be storing 24” wide maple and fir slabs. I will be using it to store most of my planed boards (approx. 75 @ 6’ – 8’ long. I do need it sturdy and preferably freestanding, just so I don’t have to rearrange my shop. Any help is appreciated!


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HokieKen

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#1 posted 10-11-2019 12:27 PM

Here's one idea I considered doing at one point.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Kazooman

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#2 posted 10-11-2019 01:16 PM



Here s one idea I considered doing at one point.

- HokieKen

I would be concerned about the wood being in contact with iron pipe. Tannins and iron make black marks. I could not see the entire article to learn if they addressed the problem by coating the pipes in some manner.

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ClayandNancy

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#3 posted 10-11-2019 01:19 PM

Use PVC pipe.

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ChefHDAN

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#4 posted 10-11-2019 02:05 PM



Use PVC pipe.
- ClayandNancy

ie sleeve the iron pipe, with the cheapest, thinnest wall plastic pipe or tubing.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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RRBOU

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#5 posted 10-11-2019 02:36 PM


Use PVC pipe.
- ClayandNancy

ie sleeve the iron pipe, with the cheapest, thinnest wall plastic pipe or tubing.

This would be my choice.

- ChefHDAN


-- If guns cause crime all of mine are defective Randy

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scottswoodgames

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#6 posted 10-11-2019 09:15 PM

That might work if I use old garden hose. Thank you everyone. At least i have an idea to start with.

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Sawdust35

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#7 posted 10-11-2019 11:45 PM

Scottswoodgames-
I built this about 9 years ago. I built it to hold 16’ trim for a remodeling project in my house. The racking is 2-8’ sections that are free standing (not anchored to anything). Deeper shelves are about 30” deep. The vertical posts are 2×6s and have angled dados to accept each support arm. The bottom 2×6s extend behind each vertical post so a diagonal brace can be connected to stabilize the vertical post. This wood rack is still in use. It has been a huge help in storage but it has also been helpful as a drying rack for large painted/stained items.

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