New Lumber Rack

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Project by jaysuzi posted 07-12-2015 11:05 PM 1074 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to replacing my old, undersized, unsafe lumber rack (the last two pictures are the old ones). My inspiration was a design from Wood magazine Issue 160 Dec/Jan 2004/2005. I modified it a bit to suite my needs. Now, I have more room, so that I can better sort the lumber, but most importantly, it is much safer than the old one.

The lumber for the project was cheap, only about $27 worth of 2×4 and some hardboard that I already had. The big expense that I didn’t fully figure in was for the lag screws and additional screws, which was about $35, but again, it is worth the few extra buck to ensure that it doesn’t all come crashing down.

-- Jay in Pennsylvania,

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#1 posted 07-12-2015 11:31 PM

Outstanding rack!! I love your shop with everything out where you can easily see it!! Nice organization!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 07-13-2015 12:20 AM

Great rack.Nice work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 07-13-2015 08:39 AM

Certainly an improvement on the previous setup, which looked to be possibly the cause of a impromptu headbanger act!

The work sure looks very stable.

-- Regards Robert

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#4 posted 07-13-2015 03:52 PM


-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 07-14-2015 01:27 AM

Perfect use of the space as well – nice work

-- Greg Simon

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