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Project by John's Woodshop posted 07-13-2012 04:36 PM 2612 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by Marc Spagnolo (aka The Wood Whisperer) I took some old 3/4 inch ply that used to be shelves in a storage closet that was removed from a building and some old recycled 2×4’s and made a lumber rack for the shop. I have lumber all over the place and I thought I would try to get some of it in the shop without taking up my floor space. Thanks to Marc for the idea. I altered his rack by laying the 2×4’s flat on the wall (32” on center) and then using two 2×4’s to rest up against the one on the wall and then all of it connected together with the ply. The 2×4 supports are cut at 20” and the ply braces are 21-1/2”. This adds quite a bit of lumber storage space to the shop without taking up my floor space.

John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"





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#1 posted 07-13-2012 05:05 PM

Now you won’t be distracted and tripping over the wood. Oh that’s me I’m talking about. LOL! Good use of recycled material.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 07-13-2012 05:56 PM

How did you know Doc.

I had that stack of lumber in the middle of my shop floor to speed up the build process. :)

John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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#3 posted 07-13-2012 09:21 PM

Nice lumber rack.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 07-13-2012 09:31 PM

Great Idea! I may have to use it too!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#5 posted 07-14-2012 12:43 AM

A organized lumber rack, that’s what I need! Thanks for the share.

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ www.generationwoodworks.com for free!

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#6 posted 07-14-2012 05:28 AM

Hello John,

Nice wood rack, it pays to keep the expensive boards off the floor. A word, 1000 dollar sanders should not be located under 200 lbs of wood. Murphy’s law.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#7 posted 07-14-2012 11:45 AM

Hi Bob,

Ya think??? The thought had occurred to me. I am looking for a way to relocate it but I am out of usable floor space. I have to do a little rearranging. I would like to make a rolling cut off bin to go where the sander is currently located.

Thanks to all for the kind comments.

John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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#8 posted 07-15-2012 05:13 AM

Simple solution, move the wife’s washer and dryer under the wood rack and put the beloved sander where the washer and dryer used to be ( they also make great storage bins). I have all my tools on wheels drum sander, jointer, planer, router table, and table saw. I can rearrange the whole shop in very short minutes.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#9 posted 07-15-2012 02:36 PM

Bob’s got a good point there.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 07-16-2012 03:46 PM

Well, I’ll tell ya what I’ll do. I’ll let you guys come over here and try to get her to sign off on that one :)

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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