Mobile Wood Rack

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Project by Boaz posted 04-03-2009 11:23 PM 7686 views 17 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Was built off of a photo I’d seen somewhere. Footprint is 2.5’x8’. Has room for short (<4 feet) offcuts, long boards, and sheet good.

Built it together with my dad. Was a lot of fun!

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#1 posted 04-04-2009 01:01 AM

Ohhhhhhhhh i need one of those.

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#2 posted 04-04-2009 02:18 AM

Looks like a really well designed rack, with a good distribution of vertical and horizontal storage. Thanks for posting.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#3 posted 04-04-2009 03:06 AM

That is a nice cart. It looks like it is real handy for storing all those offcuts that we seem to collect as well as holding full sheets of plywood. This is a project that most shops could use.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 04-04-2009 04:55 AM

Nice rack. Never said that to a guy before. ;-)

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#5 posted 04-04-2009 06:04 AM

I was asked to share some of the details about the design of this rack so here goes (Please note that I haven’t tested it with a lot of weight yet, so you may want to tweak it if you think it needs strengthening):

1. Built out of cheap 3/4” and 1/2” OSB, and some 2×4 material.
2. It’s divided into three sections. Shorts, boards, and sheets.
3. The base dimensions are 30”x96”.
4. The division between the sections are: shorts = 8 1/2”, boards = 12”, sheets = 6”.
5. Everything was built out of the 3/4 OSB except for the short dividers and the ledges (1/2” OSB), and 3 supports 2×4 beams across the width of the base.
6. 4 casters were attached to the 2 support beams on the edges.
7. The original photo had the shelf walls diagonal so it’s easier to lean the shorts and sheets over them, but I wanted to get this done faster, so I just built them straight up.

That’s it. Building it was straight forward. It helps to have another pair of strong hands with the assembly.


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#6 posted 04-04-2009 02:24 PM

This looks like something I need. Thanks for posting.

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#7 posted 04-04-2009 02:46 PM

I like the bins for “cutoffs”. I’ve never been able to manage these short pieces very well.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#8 posted 04-05-2009 04:56 AM

I like the low design of it. The bins are quite handy I am sure, reaaly should’ve added a few of them to mine…. Oh well next time.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 09-27-2009 05:32 PM

Well thought, practical and cheap. I like it. Any space saving ideas are welcome. Thanks for sharing.



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#10 posted 10-10-2009 03:52 AM

Sweet. Perusing around and found this. I’m going to need something like that… now that my shop is small in the new place.


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#11 posted 11-02-2009 06:14 AM

good work Boaz

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#12 posted 01-30-2010 10:35 AM

great lumber storage… better start the build on a second one…. we all need lots of these bad boys….

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#13 posted 01-30-2010 12:03 PM

do like!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#14 posted 02-16-2010 02:48 PM

This was good timing as I’m gettting ready to build a rack myself. I like this layout better than what I was going to do. Great job, thanks for sharing.

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