Lumber Storage Rack

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Project by Bagtown posted 04-10-2011 11:36 PM 9945 views 59 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, it’s been a long time since I actually had the time to finish anything….
I’ve come down with Bell’s Palsy (half of my face is paralyzed) the last few weeks and it has slowed me down enough to finish a project.
In order to do any of the things I want to, I had to start storing things correctly, so I built this Storage Rack on wheels from a shop notes magazine.

It’s nice to finish something but I wish I had slowed down for a better reason.


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#1 posted 04-10-2011 11:40 PM

Looks great! Get well soon!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#2 posted 04-10-2011 11:48 PM

I really like this one, Mike. Great to have it on wheels, has cut-offs as sell as panel storage, all the inside of the A-frame for more stuff… Very cool.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#3 posted 04-11-2011 12:07 AM

Sorry to hear about your illness. Don’t know anything about it, but I hope it doesn’t keep you down. I also have the same plans for this lumber cart and have been wanting to build it. Great job on it. Should be nice to have more organization.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#4 posted 04-11-2011 01:11 AM

I’m so sorry to hear about your Bell’s Palsy, my father had it also. In time, you could barely tell he had it. Mostly a slight droop to the corner of his mouth was the only sign. I hope yours improves quickly – don’t let it get you down!

The storage rack is fantastic, just the kind of thing I’m starting to need, and that design would fit into my tiny room up against a wall.

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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#5 posted 04-11-2011 01:55 AM

Wow! Well Done!
I’ve been looking at this design and you nailed it.
Keep on Keepin’ On!

-- "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green

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#6 posted 04-11-2011 02:08 AM

I just finished one like it. I made the base a little wider on the side where sheet goods store. I like mine. There is also a plane for this that has a panel cutter that goes over the sheet goods side. Might look that up if you want one. Good job one yours!

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#7 posted 04-11-2011 02:10 AM

I hope you feel better.

I built a similar rack, but I found it too large for my 1/2 of a 2 car garage. It looks like you’ve got more space. I’m convinced that if I had more space, it would have been a real workhorse in the shop. I hope you’ve got good wheels on there. It can be a real bear to move when it is full. I estimate mine reached almost 1,500 pounds at one point.

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#8 posted 04-11-2011 04:22 AM

Great job on the cart. Like HokieMojo I have about 1//2 of a 2-car garage or less so I built my lumber cart about half the size of the original plan.

Click for details: Shop Organization - Materials Cart

I hope you get better soon.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow --

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#9 posted 04-11-2011 02:30 PM

Wow! My first blush thought was that this is the swiss army knife of lumber storage racks! Very well thought out! I only wish I had the room for this in my set up!

Don’t let that illness slow you down!

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go” -William Feather

Best of luck!

-- I don't know what this is going to be like, but there's only one way to find out..........

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#10 posted 04-11-2011 02:46 PM

Hope you’r doing better. I built that one and you won’t believe how fast it gets filled up.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#11 posted 04-11-2011 05:07 PM

Hi Mike !

That is a fantastic unit !!

You have triggered a thought in my head as I visualise about 20 unfinished projects in my shed !

Guilty Your Honour !!! LoL

Through Adversity You Triumphed !!
Through this site you inspire !
stay positive mate !
Because Positive Inspiration is being sent back your way .
To Visualise “YOU” out of the Mire !!

Project 21 starts tommorow !!! LoL

All the Best

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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#12 posted 04-12-2011 03:37 AM

Great job, this is what I need in my shop.

Get well soon.

-- Chuck

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#13 posted 04-12-2011 03:39 AM

Cool plus

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 04-12-2011 08:38 PM

Hey Mike, your project looks great. I will be using your info to make myself one in the near future. I also had suffered from Bell’s Palsy sometime back. I know how you feel right now, it is not a pleasant feeling. It does go away in time, (it took me three months before I started noticing any change and getting any feeling back in my face) but if you need any personal info don’t hesitate to ask. I hope you did go to the doctors and he gave you some medication for it.

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#15 posted 04-13-2011 01:51 AM

looks good.

Sorry to hear about the Bell’s Palsy. My wife had it last fall, and it was pretty upsetting at the time. Fortunately, she’s back to 100% now. I hope you get back to normal soon, as well.

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