Lumber Rack

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Project by Roger posted 09-14-2012 12:40 AM 3389 views 9 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

7 – 8’ 2×4’s and, voila…....I’ve been wanting to make this smaller version lumber rack for inside my shop so it could be a little better acclimated before I saw butcherin it all up. After squaring them all up a bit, and doin a little machining, it’s gonna be a very nice little (not really too little) rack for the next upcoming projects or 2. It took me a bit longer to do build this, than a normal person…. and that’s cuz, I had an opportunity to purchase a Performax 16×32” Drum Sander…........ WoooooooHooooooooooooo !!! I’m so excited. I’ve got a few pics of my “booty” in this blog Lookin forward to putting these fine tools into the fun. As always, thnx fer lookin n any comments, good, bad, and/or ugly, are appreciated.

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

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#1 posted 09-14-2012 12:46 AM

Nice job on that rack. I like the way you dadoed in the supports. I built one and put braces under the arms sticking out but they limit how high I can stack stuff under them. Nice going!!.........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 09-14-2012 12:51 AM

Roger, you will really enjoy this rack I know because I have one that is simular to yours. Nice look’in shop too!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 09-14-2012 12:52 AM

Looks like you’re getting hi falutin to me—nice job and keep us informed on that new Performax.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 09-14-2012 12:57 AM


That’s a nice lumber rack!

I still need to make one for myself, I may borrow from your design, thanks for sharing!


-- Gary - Carson City, NV - "Every man looks upon his wood pile with a sort of affection." — Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 09-14-2012 12:57 AM

Roger, looks like you have a very sturdy wood rack there!

COOL… Simple to make… and very functional!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 09-14-2012 12:57 AM

Smart locking it together like that. You’ll thank yourself later.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 09-14-2012 01:03 AM

Nice compact rack. I like it.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 09-14-2012 01:06 AM

Thnx everyone… It is very stout. After doing it, I wished I would have done it just a bit differently. I should have done horizontal 2x’s to “hang” the verticals on, it would have been easier to be certain of each vertical being exactly level….......these are, but, it took a just a little “finessin”

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

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#9 posted 09-14-2012 01:12 AM

Looks good Roger – that extra “finessin” is worth the time. Your lumber and future projects will thank you!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#10 posted 09-14-2012 01:30 AM

Well looks like Roger is planing on making some really big pens. :) Nice rack.

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#11 posted 09-14-2012 01:35 AM

Roger, I like the design but don’t quite understand what you meant about making “horizontal 2x’s to “hang” the verticals on”.

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#12 posted 09-14-2012 02:04 AM

Nice. That should be strong without any of the pesky braces below that take up too much space!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 09-14-2012 02:19 AM

Looks ready for the job, I need to get one together myself for the winter. Awesome!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#14 posted 09-14-2012 02:37 AM

Cool job Roger!
Looks like your ready to roll!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#15 posted 09-14-2012 03:18 AM

LOL- Randy. I’m hopin to make some big pens fer them big checks I’m waitin by the mailbox fer… hehehehe
I’ll post a pic with some wood on this rack to see if it’ll hold up.. I’m sure it will.
s2h—- here is a link of the horizontals that I mention: The “arms” that hold the wood need to be really equal and level so the wood will stay good n flat

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

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