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Blog entry by AJswoodshop posted 08-15-2012 01:37 PM 1147 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found that stacking wood on the ground was taking up a lot of floor space. Above where the wood was, There are some cabinets. And then I thought, what if I could stack my wood on top of the cabinets. I built some beams that would hold the wood so the cant fall down. The beams are screwed into the cabinets with pocket hole joints. Here’s a photo of the rack complete,

Thanks for looking!

AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop



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#1 posted 08-15-2012 04:19 PM

Just make sure the cabinets are attached strongly enough to hold the additional weight of the wood. This is a great plan to use some available space that would be wasted otherwise. I need to come up with a way to get my wood out of the traffic areas.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#2 posted 08-15-2012 06:14 PM

Double down on making sure those cabinets are WAY secure to the wall… I ripped a set of cabs off my shop wall that way… If you are using cleats, 3” screws through the cleats, and into each, and every stud goes a LOT way…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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