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Blog entry by DavidH posted 11-05-2010 07:03 AM 7408 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I cleared up a good bit of space in my shop along one wall when I move all of my Lawn equipment into a new storage shed (The garage is now official called the workshop)

The intention for the new found space was a centralized place to organize my lumber rather than having it scattered through out the shop where I trip over it or am constantly having to move it. I decided on a two part solution. One, a horizontal rack built out of 4×4 timbers and 3/4” pipe. The second, a cart just under 4 feet long and 2 feet deep to keep boards that measure less than 4 feet in.

So far the solution has turned out great! For a full write up on both projects you can check them out here:
Just Square Enough - Lumber Rack

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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#1 posted 11-05-2010 07:59 AM

Good looking wood racks David and the mobile cart is a great idea.
Had a peek at your garage shop, really nice. I envy the size and cleanliness…one day I will get the junk out of my garage and make it a true shop.
Cheers, Scott

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#2 posted 11-05-2010 01:47 PM

Great storage I also had a look at your shop very nice tool collection you have, good luck on your next projects.

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#3 posted 11-05-2010 03:40 PM

Nice job! Its important to have good storage for lumber, so you don’t trip over it all the time and have easy access.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 11-05-2010 04:17 PM

Many shop projects leave me feeling inspired.

Sometimes, one of THESE … just makes me feel guilty and lazy :-)

Great execution on a great idea.

In my little ‘shop dreams,’ I then use a Harbor Freight/? cart, to pull FROM my lumber storage area … that wood which I’ll need for the project I’m working on. Move the smaller cart over to jointer, planer, saw, etc., etc., etc.

Very nice !

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 11-06-2010 01:47 AM

Looking good!! I too just moved some tools around to get more space! I may be in the shop tomorrow!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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