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Project by jkinoh posted 12-10-2016 05:35 PM 665 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At some point, most of us get wood-bound from all the scraps we tend to save. After all, when you pay $x for a foot of prime Walnut, you aren’t going to throw the scraps in the wood burner. I tend to look at small pieces thinking I can make a bolt or nut out of that! I priced a few cantilever style racks, but decided to make some out of square tubing. So far, nothings come down, and there’s a lot on them!

-- Why buy it for $300 when you can make it for $500!!





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SuperCubber

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#1 posted 12-10-2016 05:54 PM

Nice solution to organize those cut offs!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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jkinoh

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#2 posted 12-10-2016 06:09 PM

Thanks. I had a large cabinet/bin prior to this. Took up too much space, and scraps were buried, out of sight, and hard to get to. This is much better, although as you see, it’s full too!!

-- Why buy it for $300 when you can make it for $500!!

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#3 posted 12-10-2016 09:12 PM

nice work – those aren’t going anywhere!

-- Greg Simon

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#4 posted 12-11-2016 07:11 AM

very nice! heck I don’t even throw away the pine.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#5 posted 12-11-2016 01:40 PM

Nice job, but looking at the stuff BELOW the rack, you shoulda made it bigger ! :)

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jkinoh

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#6 posted 12-11-2016 01:49 PM

Joe, when I look around in my shop, I should have made everything bigger!!! I did put casters on the “small scrap” bin below the racks so I can move it, not that I have any room to move it to!

-- Why buy it for $300 when you can make it for $500!!

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#7 posted 12-17-2016 03:35 AM

I did something similar and a little easier but you have to have open ceiling or wall joists use my method. This is a great way to store wood. I drilled 2×4s and inserted 1/2” water pipe. You can bolt the top of the 2×4 to the ceiling joist or to the side on a stud. I posted it in my project if anyone is interested.

Great job on this storage. Is this 1×1 tubing? did you weld it?

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jkinoh

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#8 posted 12-20-2016 12:06 AM

Pretty sure it’s 1.5” sq tubing. Yes, I welded using friend’s MIG, and his big, flat, welding table. My AC/DC buzz box and sawhorses in the driveway don’t quite keep things square!

-- Why buy it for $300 when you can make it for $500!!

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