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Dungeon to Lair: That's the plan at least... #26: Up, Up, & Away! Well Almost!!!

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Blog entry by DIYaholic posted 03-26-2013 11:07 PM 1341 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With the winter season over and spring here(?), so they tell us, I will be losing my current lumber storage!!! Yea, YIPEE!!! A potential travesty in the making for some people, but not me. Why be happy about losing storage space? Well…..
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Here is a pic of my current lumber storage:

Considering how I treated this unused white oak flooring, it’s a good thing I ain’t got no expensive or exotic woods. My vehicle will soon be evicted also, to make room for the 3 company snow plows. What’s a LumberJock to do???
Build an “Overhead Lumber Storage system”!!! Sounds pretty involved, don’t it? NOT!!!

The completed assemblies awaiting installation:

The 5 assemblies will be installed overhead in the garage. It will be good to get the lumber off the floor!!! The two end units installed:

Working with an incompetent idiot is not fun, easy or safe!!! At least that was the excuse my friends gave for not wanting to help/work with me!!! A mason’s line with a line level is used to align all the units. So working alone, I somehow, managed to get them level!!!

4 Assemblies Down (or UP, as the case may be), with 1 To Go:

NO Slips, NO Falls, NO (major) Errors:

I know, I know! You’re amazed. So here’s another view:

My assistant was worn out, so being the nice guy that I am,
I told him he could move the lumber stock tomorrow….

Well, that’s the plan at least!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?



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DS

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#1 posted 03-26-2013 11:25 PM

That’ll be nice to have that lumber up and out of the way.

Good job!

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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devann

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#2 posted 03-26-2013 11:35 PM

Looks like those are going to be handy to have. Are you going to lay some plywood across the bottom so the shorter pieces don’t fall through?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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Sandra

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#3 posted 03-26-2013 11:38 PM

Great job Randy, your shoulders will be sore tomorrow…
By the way, you can get rid of the bandsaw box.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Dave

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#4 posted 03-26-2013 11:45 PM

That is one of the best places to keep your wood. You will find it gets less movement up there than on the floor.
Nice work Randy

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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JL7

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#5 posted 03-26-2013 11:54 PM

Might have to call you spiderman now…....good to hear that your local friends give you the same respect you get here! A little help on that job would have been nice though…....You pulled it off and it looks good. And like Dave said, a good spot for the lumber to sit..

I’m thinking it’s time for a non-shop project…? You got all the new shop mods that need some serious testing…...

Nice project…..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 03-27-2013 12:20 AM

DS,
Yes, it will be nice& Thanks!

devann,
I hadn’t thought of that….
But I’m thinking about it now!
Thanks for the idea.

Sandra,
Thank you. Perhaps my shoulders will be soar, but it’ll be a “good” sore!!!
With out that box, I would be able to type:
I was saving the box from my RIKON 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of Resaw capacity, incase it was a lemon, then winter set in…...

Dave,
I learn something new nearly everyday…..
Usually from you!!!
Thank you.

Jeff,
Testing, Testing….
Is this thing on???
I often feel like this guy:

A real project you say…..
We’ll see!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Mainiac Matt

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#7 posted 03-27-2013 12:30 AM

How much are you planning to load up those beafy 2×4 rafters Randy?

I’m guessing that you’re not saddled with much of a snow load requirement in your local building code ;^)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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DIYaholic

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#8 posted 03-27-2013 01:09 AM

ssnvet,
The roof rafters are 4×4’s. I don’t plan on putting much up there. This is temp/short term storage. until I clean out an outbuilding for real storage!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Moron

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#9 posted 03-27-2013 02:44 AM

: ))

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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redryder

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#10 posted 03-27-2013 07:26 AM

I applaud your effort.

I have a similar setup and I have found that seems to be where wood goes to die or at the least I always want the one in the middle of the stack and as I am trying to pull it out, I find out that this really is the best dust collector in the shop…................

-- mike...............

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DIYaholic

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#11 posted 03-27-2013 11:41 AM

Moron,
Right back at ya… ;^)

redryder,
I hear ya, regarding the “inefficient & difficult” nature of this storage “system”. This area will really be temporary storage, until lumber can be moved to a more suitable storage location. I think the trick will be to NOT put too much up there, so getting to the desired board wont be overly combersome.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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