New woodrack

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Project by Norwegian posted 11-19-2008 11:07 AM 3117 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m starting to move my shop into a more spacious room, and the first thing I had to do is to make me a new woodrack. It’s made out of 1,5”x4” construction lumber. I also made me a storage box for cut-offs in different lenghts.

-- Norwegian (living in Sarpsborg, Norway)

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#1 posted 11-19-2008 12:45 PM

This is a proper lumber storage for a serious woodworker.
Great effort.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 11-19-2008 03:04 PM

Man, thats what I need. Great lumber rack.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 11-19-2008 03:48 PM

Please excuse the drool, but that is a “double-shock”. First, the space for woodstorage is bigger than my entire shop and secondly the wood stored in the rack is to die for. :) Congrats on the new space.

-- JMP

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#4 posted 11-19-2008 04:56 PM

That is a great rack I could really use it in my shop. of course I’d only need 3-4 slots

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#5 posted 11-19-2008 05:20 PM

I’ve got the lumber , but not the space…most of mine is standing upright …Your project is awesome : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 11-19-2008 08:11 PM

Looks great. How do you sticker it?

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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#7 posted 11-19-2008 09:30 PM

I simply used screws to fasten the beams to the uprights. Four 60mm wooden screws in each connection. Produced them lying at the floor and raised them afterwards. One day work and it was ready for use.

-- Norwegian (living in Sarpsborg, Norway)

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#8 posted 11-20-2008 05:58 AM

now that’s a RACK…When can i come over to borrow some wood…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 11-23-2008 12:54 AM

Your wood selection is as nice to look at as your storage solution! I wish I had the room for both!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#10 posted 12-13-2008 12:29 AM

This is exactly what I was looking for in terms of a design. Does anyone have a recommendation as to what the minimum distance between supports should be for storing lumber? It seems like this and others go for about 20-24 inches. I was also looking at I’d like to maximize the distance between the supports so as to save some money, but I also want to do things right.

I have the space, but have most of my lumber in piles on the floor. I need some of the floor space, so this would be ideal.

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#11 posted 05-26-2009 02:31 AM

Your lumber rack is as big as my shop…well almost. Very cool.

Thanks for posting the pics.


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#12 posted 05-26-2009 02:36 AM

It has to be said, “Nice rack!”

Well done and it looks very versatile. I agree that it is almost as big as my shop as well. But if you’ve got the space, use it!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#13 posted 05-26-2009 02:54 AM

That rack rocks very nice wish I had room for one.

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 07-18-2009 12:22 AM

You could have stored it at my house.
I would not have used the wood for any of my projects. HaHa

Great job

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#15 posted 03-31-2010 08:49 PM

Wow. That rack is bigger than some guys shops I have seen!

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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