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Project by Kevin posted 2377 days ago 7485 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this rack right after I bought my shop (house came with it HA HA) and had to do it quickly so it is not perfect, but it works for now.

The base is build out of 2×6’s and 7/16” OSB over it. The sides and middle are made from 2×4’s lag screwed to the 2×6’s. The cart is split into two sides, one for sheet goods and one for lumber. I think it is about 2’ wide, but I can’t remember and don’t want to go out to measure. The storage height is 4’ tall and 8’ long. Of course it filled up too fast and I ended up adding a little storage box on the back. Next I think I’ll add a top to it so the sides don’t bow out anymore.

For know part of my clamps are just riding on the side of it as you will see. Don’t worry, the lumber does not get stacked like this usually, I just threw it on there today so I could clean up another rack. It’ll get rearranged properly tomorrow.

The whole cart rolls on large casters and rolls surprisingly easy.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas





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Cathy Krumrei

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#1 posted 2377 days ago

I’ve been telling hubby to do something like this. I have a shed I do keep most of it but when we need wood I bring it in to warm up first. Nice to have something that would be better organized since it seems to always end up on MY side. Nice job.

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Chris

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#2 posted 2377 days ago

Especially nice for a smaller shop. Thanks!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2376 days ago

That is a nice project. I am sure that is really come in handy. I am surprised that, with that much wood, it rolls freely. You have done a nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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rikkor

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#4 posted 2376 days ago

Great rack. Nice collection of clamps. Of course, you can never have too many clamps!

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GaryK

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#5 posted 2376 days ago

I like the bin on the end. That’s a good touch.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 2376 days ago

Very practical. I could use one.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Napaman

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#7 posted 2376 days ago

this is great…the one question I was going to ask was the roll-ability…which you answered…looks like it holds quite a bit…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Karson

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#8 posted 2376 days ago

A great job. I Like the lights on the top to allow you to find the wood easily. LOL

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Kevin

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#9 posted 2376 days ago

To all, thank you for the kind words. Yes it rolls easily empty, but with as much weight as I have on it now, it rolls fine, it is just a little harder to start it rolling.

Karson,

Those lights are supposed to go in my wifes garage. And have been supposed to be put in for a few months now. Eventually I’ll get them in.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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Kevin Violette

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#10 posted 2370 days ago

Now that is how to organize your wood and scraps!

-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)

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Raymond

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#11 posted 2329 days ago

That is a great idea….Off to the shop

-- Ray

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kansas

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#12 posted 2302 days ago

Hi Kevin. Just had to visit your page when I saw Wichita. My wife and I are Kansas natives relocated to Michigan for the second round. This time may be a long stay. The older I get the harder it is to move. Anyway, you may be familiar with Kansas Hardwoods over by Manhattan somewhere. I bought most of my lumber there when I was lived in the KC area. They had the best deals and were great to work with. I wish I could find a good source for Hackberry up here in Detroit area. I have used it and love the look. Take care!

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