|Project by KnotCurser||posted 1184 days ago||4096 views||12 times favorited||10 comments|
This could be called “Make the most of a really tiny space – Part One” if it were a movie – of course it would be a VERY boring flick….......
So, I had all my lumber just stacked randomly along the far short wall in my garage, which is attached to my shop. The problem with that was that it was right next to where my wife parks her car and the stack just kept getting thicker and thicker until she couldn’t open her car door any more! Doh! I am CERTAIN nobody else has heard a spouse complain about “cleaning up this pile of wood so I can park”, right? ;-)
Here’s what I came up with – A lumber rack that can store a LOT of lumber as well as plenty of storage for offcuts, scraps and smaller pieces, with room to add a sheet goods rack soon!
There is 48 square feet of lumber storage – 20 hangers which means 40 half-laps! I had a HUGE pile of sawdust when these were done! I fastened it all with 4 inch lag screws and a ton of glue – luckily the top was able to tuck in between the two 2×12’s of my garage header – very sturdy! I was able to hang over 200lbs of weight off of a single hanger so I’m not too concerned about weight.
Also I was able to add the 4×8 locker on the right to hold my air compressor, cut-offs and six scrap bins – they just hang from 2×4 railings. Under the rack I made use of the space and added a place for shorter lumber.
The next plan is to add a wheeled sheet goods rack that is hinged to the left-side of the lumber rack and will pivot out to allow me to access the sheet goods as well as get behind it.
Now, once the snow melts I can get to my lumber stack and start hauling some nicer lumber inside for easy access!!!!
-- Man is a tool-using Animal. Nowhere do you find him without tools; without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all. - Thomas Carlyle http://www.ffrf.org