|Project by JohnnyW||posted 02-23-2010 09:44 PM||5527 views||7 times favorited||11 comments|
Yet another lumber and sheet goods rack ! This one is tailored to my small shop, but I suppose it could easily be scaled up to make a bigger version.
It’s 3’ high by 8’ long and around 16” deep. It doesn’t really take up much floorspace or wallspace as I’ve put it between my workbench and the wall below a window, yet it’s still long enough to hold decent lengths of lumber and full length off cuts from full sheets.
I built the frame from two 8’ lengths of 2”x2” construction pine. It’s easily strong enough to support everything that I’ve loaded it with. The bulk of the weight is taken by the uprights, but with them standing away from the wall, I used four steel brackets to secure the horizontal rail to the battens behind the OSB.
The lumber is supported on 8”x6” london pattern steel brackets to maximise the useable space. The spacing of the uprights and horizontal bearers is fairly close together at one end to hold short off cuts without having to use supporting shelves.
Overall I’m pleased with the results. I think I’ll need to change it as I adapt to using more lumber and less plywood and MDF, but that should just be a case of buying larger bracket and maybe putting a bin in the sheet godds area for small offcuts.