|Project by cjones||posted 01-04-2010 03:57 AM||20303 views||24 times favorited||10 comments|
This is my version of an overhead lumber storage system.
My goal for this project was to to have it strong (expensive tools + sometimes my head right below), cheap (made from 1×4s and 2×4s from HD), simple (always better), and I wanted it to look cool. Also, I’m renting, so I need it to be removable.
I may have overbuilt it, but that’s OK (see above). I at my 185 lbs can hang on one of these with no problem.
I’m quite happy with the way it came out. I think they have a nice architectural look to them.Notes:
- The “horizontal” 1×4s are actually tilted 10° toward the wall. I made a corresponding 80° cut on the butt end so it’d be flush with the wall. It was extra work, but it really looks nice.
- The pointed ends of the 1×4s looks cool, but it started as functional. Offsetting the cuts allowed me to get more pieces out of one 1×4.
- The jig was screwed to my MDF workbench and was very useful, but I still had to adjust each one individually since I didn’t dimension the lumber.
- Installation was fairly easy with a long level. I just had to make sure both the front and back of each one was level with the other ones.
- The 2×4s are cut with both ends at 45° to simplify construction.
- I used two 3” screws in the jig to hold all three pieces together, two more to attach it to the stud, and one “toenailed” into the bottom of the 2×4 piece.
Thanks for looking! Let me know if this inspires your lumber rack.
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