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Project by mziem posted 02-28-2010 11:55 PM 10626 views 59 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A dream come true. I have Always wanted to have an organized lumber rack and sheet goods rack. I don’t way it took me so long to get around to building it. It only cost $120 and took a weekend to build it.
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A couple of y’all have asked about the pipes. They are 1/2” gas pipe that I had cut at the big orange place to 15 1/2 ” long. The holes are 7/8” dia. (outside diameter of the pipe) and are spaced 4” apart for adjustability. They are 3” deep and drilled at a 3 degree angle to keep things from sagging or sliding off. THEY ARE CRAZY STRONG!! I have each vertical piece about 30” apart so the weight distribution is pretty well spread out.

I don’t suggest drilling the holes every 4” like I did. It was really over-kill. Ask yourself how often you really plan on adjusting your rack. You could probably get away with drilling a single set of holes for each shelf and never miss the other holes. I had a shelf system in my other shop that I NEVER adjusted in the 8 years that I used it.

Let me know if y’all need any other specs.

-- We are what we repeatedly do. Excellance, therefore, is not an act but a habit. ~Aristotle~





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Bureaucrat

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#1 posted 03-01-2010 12:00 AM

very nice. the swing out sheet goods caddy is a real practical addition.

-- Gary

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Jeff

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#2 posted 03-01-2010 12:06 AM

That’s awesome. I might have to build it before you put a patent on the design! I love the swing-out sheet goods rack, that’s perfect! Did you use pipe for the shelf brackets? I have seen several people use black steel pipe and I am just wondering how well that works.

-- Jeff

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patron

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#3 posted 03-01-2010 12:18 AM

great storage !

and the price is right .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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dmoore

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#4 posted 03-01-2010 12:21 AM

Great job I think I am going to borrow it if you dont mind and if you do mind just pretend I didn’t borrow it.

Duane

-- Duane, Ohio

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woody57

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#5 posted 03-01-2010 12:39 AM

that is slick!
I put this in favorites

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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unisaw2

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#6 posted 03-01-2010 12:47 AM

Very nice. More information about the pipes would be helpful. Size holes, how they fit, how much weight you think they will hold etc. Thanks for posting.

-- JJ

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mziem

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#7 posted 03-01-2010 01:29 AM

A couple of y’all have asked about the pipes. They are 1/2” gas pipe that I had cut at the big orange place to 15 1/2 ” long. The holes are 7/8” dia. (outside diameter of the pipe) and are spaced 4” apart for adjustability. They are 3” deep and drilled at a 3 degree angle to keep things from sagging or sliding off. THEY ARE CRAZY STRONG!! I have each vertical piece about 30” apart so the weight distribution is pretty well spread out.

I don’t suggest drilling the holes every 4” like I did. It was really over-kill. Ask yourself how often you really plan on adjusting your rack. You could probably get away with drilling a single set of holes for each shelf and never miss the other holes. I had a shelf system in my other shop that I NEVER adjusted in the 8 years that I used it.

Let me know if y’all need any other specs.

-- We are what we repeatedly do. Excellance, therefore, is not an act but a habit. ~Aristotle~

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dfdye

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#8 posted 03-01-2010 01:33 AM

Great idea with the swing out rack! I just finished a rolling sheet rack for my shop, or I would be drooling after this like nobody’s business!

-- David from Indiana --

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mvidas

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#9 posted 03-01-2010 01:38 AM

Very very nice!! I may have to borrow that idea as well, quite an efficient use of space and money!
Nice floor as well

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CreekWoodworker

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#10 posted 03-01-2010 01:42 AM

Very cool swing out rack. Overall nice design.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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Darrel

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#11 posted 03-01-2010 01:56 AM

That’s slicker than sliced bread. Great idea!!

-- Magnolia, Texas

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Eric in central Florida

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#12 posted 03-01-2010 02:07 AM

Looks great.
Can’t wait to see more shop interior pictures.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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jayjay

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#13 posted 03-01-2010 02:58 AM

Excellent design. Definitely worth the time and money.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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jim1953

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#14 posted 03-01-2010 03:00 AM

Great Lookin Job I Have The Same Kind Rack That I Built 24 Years Ago

-- Jim, Kentucky

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RexMcKinnon

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#15 posted 03-01-2010 05:25 PM

You really got that squeezed in there. Nice.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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