Time to make some changes to the shop. #12: Time for a new Lumber Rack

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Blog entry by AngieO posted 11-11-2014 01:32 AM 1763 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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HEY! Hello LJ’ers. I have been super busy in my shop and in my garage lately. YES… there is a difference. There USED to be a garage at my house and now it is a wood shop. On the other hand… two minutes away from my house is a storage garage. :)

Anyhow… here is one of the many projects that I’ve been working on. The tote storage racks helped a bunch. And it motivated me to get the lumber racks done. I plan on building two. I have one done.

So…. I did this kinda backwards this time. Last project that I posted in projects I wrote a blog and then when I added it to the projects I gave a short description and a link to my blog here. That’s what I meant to do this time. But I got distracted and did the opposite.

Ooops! Anyhow… here is a link to the project with more details.

I do tend to ramble but I will try not to. I still want to post some pics here of the build.

First… the before. Yes… we know I have a problem. No need to remind me. LOL

Here is the wall it’s going on. Yeah… I know… I said this is a before pic. But lets be real here… this was after I did some cleaning up so I could have a place to work. LOL

And here’s another shot.

Since I went over all the details on the project post I won’t go through that again. You can go there to read those.

I will say this…. this is 100% made from my rescued lumber pile Everything I did was from materials I had on hand. Even the screws. I didn’t spend a dime. That makes me very happy!!!! :)

So lets just skip to the after :)

How awesome is that!!!!!! I love it. So much better. And now not only do I have it up off the ground, I actually know what I have and can get to it rather easy.

I do plan on adding another row at the top. The bottom has room for another but I’m going to use this space for my scraps that are much shorter. I think I’ll just use totes or boxes for now that I already have on hand. But eventually I’ll make roll out boxes.

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#1 posted 11-11-2014 01:37 AM

That looks great! I bet it sure feels good to get that done. I am a wood rat myself!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#2 posted 11-11-2014 01:37 AM

I tend to NOT like permanent stuff. I am always changing stuff so almost anything I make for like storing Lumber and fasteners and what not will have wheels on it

-- Rich

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#3 posted 11-11-2014 02:00 AM

Rich… that’s kinda why I went with this design. It’s really easy to take the 2×2 off the wall and install it somewhere else if I need to move or want it somewhere else. As for wheels…. that would have been MUCH nicer. But… also had to stick with the materials I had on hand. WHich is why no wheels.

Next project… lumber cart. Mostly for storing sheet goods rather than lumber. But I haven’t settled on a design yet. May make a sheet good cart for the garage and one of those carts like Steve Ramsey built for the shop.

I also like the swing out sheet good thingy that The Wood Whisper made.

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#4 posted 11-11-2014 02:03 AM

OOOOHHHHH… and Alongiron… and everyone else… you’d be so proud of me. The after pics were actually taken yesterday even though I completed the rack on Wednesday. Why you ask? Let me tell you… There was some lumber in the pile that I originally put on the rack. Between Wednesday and Saturday morning I decided to purge. So I posted on Facebook that I had some lumber I was getting rid of that would be great for a bonfire. I got rid of a whole truck load of wood. It was difficult. But there were no tears. I remained strong and even helped them load it up…. WITHOUT taking any of the boards back. :)

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Chris McDowell

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#5 posted 11-11-2014 02:15 AM

Looks a whole lot better! I need to redo my lumber storage and purge some wood as well. Great job!

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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#6 posted 11-11-2014 04:50 AM


That’s a nice transformation. It certainly does make one feel good when we can use up what is available, doesn’t it!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 11-11-2014 04:53 AM

Angie, you are a real go getter!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love organizational projects. They hale you work so much better in you shop. Getting the material gathered in accessible storage is very important.

Go for it kiddo!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 11-12-2014 12:46 AM

Well that’s about a thousand times better! Looks like you’re making some real progress!

-- Dean

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#9 posted 11-12-2014 02:48 AM

I recall when you first moved off the pallets and into the garage … and the evolvement began. As most of us have discovered, the shop is never done. We are constantly moving this over here and that over there.
Now the chore is to move a lot of the wood out the door as a finished project, as new wood moves in the door and the new wood is better quality than the old.
Keep on rescuing the wood.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#10 posted 11-18-2014 04:32 PM

Looks 10 times better Angie, way to go.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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