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Project by Freed62 posted 11-15-2016 04:10 PM 1435 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have you ever had one of those moments when you won an online auction thinking it was just a few boards and it turned into 5 and a half truck loads of wonderful hardwoods? Well it happened to me and when I got it all into the garage/workshop I realized there was nowhere for me to work!

I decided to go vertical with the lumber. I have access to all boards without rebuilding the pile every time. And look!!! Room! My car can even fit inside! Lumberyard anyone?

I used black iron pipe as separators to subdivide the vertical sections and built a plywood base to raise the boards off the concrete floor. I have added a chain to ensure I don’t have a major accident with lumber falling forward.

-- Freed62





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 11-15-2016 05:05 PM

It sounds and looks like you came into a great deal. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 11-15-2016 05:38 PM

Bad luck winning all that lumber. It can be a pain to store. Send some by me, I have room.
Nice haul. Welcome to LJ’s

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 11-15-2016 05:58 PM

nice sore can i ask what was your winning bid.also everyone here at lumber jocks are always trying to help each other in any way we can so let me just say ill gladly take some of that excess wood off your hands,the least i can do-lol.but it looks like you came up with a good solution to a problem we would all love to have,too much wood!welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Freed62

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#4 posted 11-15-2016 07:43 PM

You don’t want to know the winning bid… Let’s just say it was embarrassingly low. And yes I am a happy camper, mixed in were Walnut, Maple, Oak (Red and White), Cedar (Eastern and Western), Mahogany, Cypress, Basswood and some pine.


nice sore can i ask what was your winning bid.also everyone here at lumber jocks are always trying to help each other in any way we can so let me just say ill gladly take some of that excess wood off your hands,the least i can do-lol.but it looks like you came up with a good solution to a problem we would all love to have,too much wood!welcome to lumber jocks.

- pottz


-- Freed62

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GnarlyErik

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#5 posted 11-15-2016 09:16 PM

I wish my garage/workshop was that squared away. If I want to park my car inside I have to move things around. Happily, all my bigger power tools are on casters and can be moved aside. But even so there’s barely room for the car. Mostly it lives outside unless the weather is really bad. Good luck with all that wood!

-- Candy is dandy and rum sure is fun, but wood working is the best high for me!

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WhereDidIPutThat

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#6 posted 11-15-2016 09:38 PM

What a difference that makes! Great work.

Where are all these auctions I keep hearing about? Is there a website you frequently visit, or is this a local thing?

-- Accountant by day, woodworker when it is not hot

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#7 posted 11-16-2016 12:47 AM

Congrats and outstanding score

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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HeartlandTX

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#8 posted 11-16-2016 01:01 AM

Great job organizing. To begin a project, I have to start organized. Looks like you are ready to start.

-- Enjoying life and making a difference.

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#9 posted 11-16-2016 08:12 AM



Where are all these auctions I keep hearing about? Is there a website you frequently visit, or is this a local thing?

- WhereDidIPutThat

+1
I would like to know this also

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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Natobious

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#10 posted 11-16-2016 11:41 PM

I found a similar auction, I have lumber stacked all over the garage now. $20 and I show up and he has a small u-store room full of wood – cedar to teak. I kind of felt bad for the guy. I even offered to let him cancel the auction assuming it was a typo.

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oldguy2

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#11 posted 11-19-2016 11:57 AM

Thank you for a great idea. I was checking LJ and saw your idea. Please go to my home site and see my shop and projects and the one car garage shop #5—we have moved alot. And I have made many horizontal racks. So this idea was interesting for floor space and see what the H.. I have. So I looked it over and made the move. It took about an hour to clear the old mobile rack and wall rack…I have like you alot of wood. then had planned the vertical into groups. Now I can see all the choices. Even boards I had moved here 3 years ago and forgot. Thats so sad. More than that I am making plans to sell curly maple I have had for 11 years and never used. I have oak not even in this sorting that I bartered a dust collector for that is in stack in another area….ok you would have also…250 43 inchx 5in x one oak rough for an extra dust collector. I was a business and had two DC and a large shop vac now too much in the one car garage. Hope you make tons of sawdust.

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