|Project by twobyfour16||posted 11-26-2010 07:05 PM||11694 views||43 times favorited||9 comments|
The work on the shop continues. I found myself stumbling over a bunch of lumber, which was making it impossible to get anything done. So, I decided to kill 2 birds with one stone. I panelled one wall of my shop with some T&G knotty cedar I had laying around(free find, by the way). Then used some pine boards I had hanging around to build a wall storage rack for (some of) my lumber.
I planed some 1×6 pine boards & face laminated 2 pieces together. I used this to bandsaw my “Shelves”. I borrowed the basic design from a recent article in one of the woodworking magazines (I would reference the actual article, but I can’t seem to find it!). Then I ripped some 1x material down to around 4” wide, sandwiched blocks made from the same material as my shelves – creating ‘slots’ to put my shelves in. Although it was probably not necessary, I drilled a 3/4” hole through the uprights & the shelves to put dowels through for added strength. I also angled the shelves up by a couple degrees to help prevent the lumber from slipping off under load.
I lag bolted the whole thing (5 shelf standards total) to the wall, into the studs of course. Before I loaded it with lumber, I tested it by hanging off the end of one shelf – and it didn’t budge under 180 lbs. I’m certain that I can’t possibly load enough lumber on this to make it break. As you can see, I am working around the rails of my garage door, but there wasn’t a reasonable way around that.
I didn’t take it all the way to the floor, because I have a miter-saw station / secondary work bench slated for the space under the rack.
Anyway, it works great, and I like how it looks. I used up some troublesome lumber, and was able to get a bunch of wood off of my floor. Hope you like it.
-- Allan, Portland, OR