|Project by WoodChips_Mac||posted 09-17-2012 05:52 PM||1885 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I dont have a large shop…at all. I needed a place for lumber though. I took inspiration from The Wood Whisperer for this wood rack and am very pleased with how it turned out. In Marc’s plans he used 3/4” plywood, i didnt have any of that and didnt want to wait to borrow a truck to get a sheet. I did however have 3/4” MDF, so I used it. The uprights are attached to wall studs in 5 or 6 places with 4” screws. The arms are a 15” long 2×4 sandwiched between two pieces of 3/4” MDF. The MDF is longer than the 2×4 to create an open mortise so to speak. They are attached to the uprights using 2-1/2” screws (2 per side).
Pretty straight forward, but oh so needed.
Not sure what the weight capacity is so I dont have a lot of wood on it yet. If any of you know what kind of capacity i could expect that would be great. My main concern is if the MDF would be just as strong (or really close to it) as the plywood would have been.
Thanks for looking.
I finally replaced the MDF with 3/4” plywood….the MDF held up with absolutely no problems but I needed to get the cedar off the floor (150 bd ft). Most of the boards were 10’-13’ long. I cut the majority of them down to 8’ lengths. I kept about 6 of them at original length just in case I ran into a situation where I needed a long board. That being the case I needed to put in some extensions. There will be a shorter shelf on the bottom to hold the cut offs from the cedar.
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