|Project by dlgWoodWork||posted 03-03-2008 01:19 AM||19408 views||58 times favorited||22 comments|
I have had a few inquiries as to the lumber rack posted in my workshop. The plans came from Wood magazine’ Best-Ever woodworking jigs, homemade tools & shop organizers. This is the 2006 issue. I have had this a while, just never built the lumber rack until about a month ago.
You can customize it to be whatever size you like. The one in the magazine has three racks, mine only has two. It is made from 2×4s and 1/2” plywood. It is attached to the wall using 3/8×4 lag screws. It is very strong. I weigh about 170lbs. and can hang from two of the “arms” of the rack with no problem.
The “arms” of the rack are not actually attached. The blocks that attach it to the wall are angled up at 5 degrees to help keep it level when weight of the wood is applied. The backs of the arms that touch the wall are also angled at 5 degrees so it sits in the support flat against the wall.
There is 12” inches between the two racks and 12” between the top one and the ceiling. I estimate it will hold about 200 bf.
If anyone has any questions, I will be glad to help.
Thanks for looking, and all comments are welcome, good or bad.