Wood Storage

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Project by SteveKorz posted 03-26-2008 06:44 PM 4179 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Probably like most of you, I hoard wood. No, really, I do… lol. Well, it took over my largest barn and I had to have a place to put it, instead of stacked against the wall. I built this project out of the scrap lumber that I already had scavanged from other remodel or carpentry jobs, or wherever I could get the lumber really. I had a lot of sheeting and 2x stock and some others. There is also about 250 board feet of white oak in it too that I had gotten off a friend that was moving in one of those “everything must go” moments in his life.

Anyway, it’s just a simple A-frame with large plywood storage in the middle on the bottom and small sheet storage in the middle on the top. The pegs that hold the lumber are simple 2×2 stock, 2×4’s ripped down. I made a 2×4 base with sheeting and castors so that it was mobile. Well, it WAS mobile at the time, I’ve outgrown it now and it’s so heavy that it’s not mobile anymore… lol. The A-frame was a 2×4 on one side, 2×4’s between each peg cut at an angle to let the peg stay level, then a piece of 1/4 inch ply on the other side to hold the pegs in… that’s it. You’ll notice in one of the pics where it is empty that some of the pegs sag. Some of these are not pushed in all the way, and if they are still short, you can shim it. In the same pic, you can see the lumber mess behind it. All that lumber and much more fit onto it.

I have so much lumber on it now, that it is completely full from the top to the bottom, solid wood. So heavy I can’t move it. I’m going to have to come up with another storage idea… get rid of some wood (gak!)... or start mass production building… lol…

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#1 posted 03-26-2008 07:53 PM

Looks like it will do the job. Nice construction methods.

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#2 posted 03-26-2008 08:18 PM

I built something similar. Mine only has storage racks on one side, the other has a panel saw. I like the idea of the wheels. Obviously they would need to be capable of bearing the weight of it fully loaded.

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#3 posted 03-26-2008 08:44 PM

Nice wood storage Steve. Now let’s see some photo’s of the projects that will come from all of that wood.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#4 posted 03-26-2008 09:55 PM

That looks like a nice storage rack. It is solid and well built. But if it is so full that it won’t move then you need to start using it to build some projects and begin to use it up.

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

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#5 posted 03-27-2008 06:56 AM

I’m jealous! I need to build this for my storage.

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#6 posted 03-28-2008 06:07 PM

Hmmm… a panel saw on one side… now that’s an idea! I’m going to have to expand the storage area to the walls of this barn, and that may free up one side of this rack for me to build a panel saw on it. That would be handy as heck! If I ran out of storage, I could still remove the saw and relocate the lumber to the rack. I think I’m going to run with that… Thanks!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#7 posted 03-28-2008 10:25 PM

Hi Steve

I could store some of your lumber if you don’t have room for it. If any of the lumber came up missing you could use the line that I used when something came up missing in the prison shop. “There must be a bunch of crooks around here”. All kidding aside, your wood storage rack looks good. You are lucky that you have the storage barn. Because my new shop has no storage, I am going to build a 10 X14 shed and put it on the back patio right behind the shop. I am with the rest of the jocks, projects please.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 11-09-2008 03:08 AM

Great idea! I have already filled my newly purchased racks from WoodWorker and have encroached the walls and crevices of the basement. I have been banned from purchasing more wood, but sometimes it just arrives at the door step so how can one turn away such an orphan? Curbside findings are just freebies that need a good home, so they don’t count, as most are stored outdoors anyway. The 800+ lb. ones are a bit hard to hide. Did I fail to mention that I needed a portable saw mill?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#9 posted 11-09-2008 03:14 AM

How many gorillas does it take to move this thing FULLY LOADED? Maybe you can rent a Pachyderm.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#10 posted 11-09-2008 08:38 AM

LOL!! ... I couldn’t afford the banannas for all the gorillas it would take to move that rack.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#11 posted 01-04-2010 12:59 AM

Looks real similar to mine. Goood job.

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#12 posted 01-04-2010 01:13 AM

Nice rack, but I don’t have room for one. I put up a shed just for wood storage. LOL

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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