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Project by Paul posted 02-16-2015 04:02 AM 2398 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I work in a small 20’x15’ shop in a basement, my small metal rack I used for storing lumber just wasn’t an option anymore. I decided it was time to take over a wall in another room of the basement. This time I wasn’t going small.

Went for a 9 foot long by 7’ tall rack. It took 10 hours, This surprised me! Maybe I took a wrong approach with my methods of using existing studs every 16” on center behind drywall but it needs to hold weight. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, I was suprised how much floor space I freed up.

Thanks for looking,

Paul





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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 02-16-2015 04:24 AM

Looks awesome, nice work!

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ksSlim

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#2 posted 02-16-2015 04:41 AM

Sizes on the arm braches please.
Like the idea practical and more affordable than many commercial racks.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#3 posted 02-16-2015 07:57 AM

I’m envious. I really need to do this but have just been too lazy.

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timbertailor

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#4 posted 02-16-2015 01:49 PM

Nice work and a very practical design. Should serve you well for years to come.

Thanks for sharing your design with us.

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Paul

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#5 posted 02-16-2015 03:04 PM



Sizes on the arm braches please.
Like the idea practical and more affordable than many commercial racks.

- ksSlim

The bottom rack is 22” deep. The middle racks are 16” deep.

Thanks for looking,
paul

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JPBradshaw

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#6 posted 02-16-2015 03:48 PM

Very nice, im thinking of doing the same thing but in my garage and using concrete anchors for the cross brace. That way I can pull the top anchor out and fold it down when its not in use. A small shop needs extreme versatility…lol

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Tooch

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#7 posted 02-16-2015 06:23 PM

nice looking rack. freeing up space is always a good thing, but don’t worry I’m sure you’ll find soemthing to fill it up with!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#8 posted 02-16-2015 07:09 PM

i’m in same situation with space but no extra wall around – if i did – this is what i would do for sure
I think ksSlim is looking for the actual bracket sizes – great practical design

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Grumpymike

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#9 posted 02-16-2015 07:20 PM

I really like your design … It’s exactly like mine, only mine is 8’ tall.
I used pocket hole screws to mount the davit arms (2×4 arms to the stud) then used three screws in each gusset side to the davit and the stud.
As a test, I hung my weight from each davit to prove that it was solid.
Nice job on this lumber rack Paul, and you will never be sorry you did this.

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

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#10 posted 02-16-2015 08:43 PM

Great job

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#11 posted 02-16-2015 09:55 PM

great idea thanks for sharing.

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ronniebo

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#12 posted 02-16-2015 10:25 PM

There will be lots of us who finally can brag about setting up such a rack. Always overdue too. Isn`t it amazing how we test (almost to destruction) the strength of a few screws into wall studs.
Mine had to be cobbled onto steel framing in a newish garage and that meant plenty of metal screws and wood screws for the timber supports too.
Well done mate.
RB

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Paul

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#13 posted 02-17-2015 03:14 AM



i m in same situation with space but no extra wall around – if i did – this is what i would do for sure
I think ksSlim is looking for the actual bracket sizes – great practical design

- gsimon

The actual “bracket sizes” are 3.5” They are mounted on typical construction grade 2×4’s.

Thanks for all the very kind words everyone.

Paul

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dusan

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#14 posted 02-17-2015 09:08 PM

looks good, but I will add a back plate on the racks, fixed from both sides, leaving space for wall bars, and this way will be possible to fix racks form the front with just 1 screw and change the position of them very easy. I hope U get me.

-- DuĊĦan, Slovakia

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devann

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#15 posted 02-18-2015 07:17 AM

Nice rack. I like the front open like that. I built myself a similar version for my shipping container. I found that by making the top shelves deeper (30”) and narrower (24”) on the lower shelves gave me more room to walk between the racks.

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

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