Lumber Storage Rack

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Project by kbiniowa posted 1052 days ago 5638 views 23 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used Andy Beasley’s plans from a Fine Woodworking Magazine article to build this rack in my shop. The stanchions are angled at two degrees upright to prevent the wood from falling forward.

I secured the uprights into the concrete with lead anchors and bolts.

Just for kicks, I used danish oil and a polyurethane on the milled 2×4’s and an ebonized wood finishing technique on the stanchions

-- Keith - Iowa

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#1 posted 1052 days ago

looking good :-)


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#2 posted 1052 days ago

Nicely done. Looks like a good design too.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#3 posted 1051 days ago

Well done, looks solid.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 1051 days ago

Nicest looking wood racks I’ve ever seen. Great job!

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#5 posted 1051 days ago

Looks like you need to start filling up the racks with future projects. You sure made it look like store bought. Good job!

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#6 posted 1051 days ago

nice n stout.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 1051 days ago

Wow, those look way to nice to set anything, especially wood, on! The ebonized wood really makes the stanchions

‘pop’. Would you share your “ebonized wood finishing technique” with us?


-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#8 posted 1051 days ago

Your project looks great. In the closeup photo it appeared that the horizontal stanchions are bolted to the upright with one bolt. Do the stanchions fold up out the way when not in use? Thanks, Mitch

-- Mitch, Prince George VA

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#9 posted 1051 days ago

Re: Northwest 29
Click on the spindle sander cabinet in my projects. There is a recipe for ebonizing wood there.
Thank you for your post!

-- Keith - Iowa

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#10 posted 1051 days ago

Re: Sawdust Engineer
There is one bolt on each stanchion. It is secured very tightly with a locking washer. The stanchions do not fold up. The 2×4’s in the center of the stanchions rest on another 2×4 in the columns that is cut at a 2 degree angle.

-- Keith - Iowa

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#11 posted 1050 days ago

WWGOA just posted a video on YouTube on how to make and apply the ebonized wood finish last week or so. I’m glad to see that someone actually uses it. It looks great in the photos!


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#12 posted 1050 days ago

Nice Rack!

looks great … but poor timing – Powermatic just changed their color scheme for the anniversary series ;)

very cool execution of the rack!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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