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Project by mziem posted 1607 days ago 8002 views 57 times favorited 20 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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gjd

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#1 posted 1607 days ago

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

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Jeff

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#2 posted 1607 days ago

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 1607 days ago

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 1607 days ago

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 1607 days ago

that is slick!
I put this in favorites

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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unisaw2

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#6 posted 1607 days ago

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

24 posts in 1915 days


#7 posted 1607 days ago

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

372 posts in 1635 days


#8 posted 1607 days ago

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 1607 days ago

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 1607 days ago

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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Hugh

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#11 posted 1607 days ago

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

-- Magnolia, Texas

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Woodwrecker

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#12 posted 1607 days ago

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

-- Having fun...Eric

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jayjay

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#13 posted 1607 days ago

Excellent design. Definitely worth the time and money.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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jim1953

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#14 posted 1607 days ago

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 1606 days ago

You really got that squeezed in there. Nice.

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

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