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Project by BusterB posted 12-25-2012 01:37 AM 3154 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Until recently I had always bought wood as I needed it. My mother in law expressed an interest in a cedar quilt chest so I went on a cedar hunting adventure and wound up with a guy giving me a sizeable pile of cedar, poplar and some oak. Most of it is still on a trailer backed under my father in laws shed but I brought a bunch of the cedar home and quickly found I had no where to store it. I found the plan for this wall hanging lumber rack on Youtube and me and my son set out to build it today. Pretty simple, starts with 1 1/2” by 1 1/2” strips toggle bolted to wall. Cut the arms 16 inches long and glued/screwed 1/2” plywood to each side with a 1 7/16th’s inch gap at the back which forms sort of a motise for the verticle strips to fit in. Was very proud of my 17 year old son, he jumped right in and hammer drilled those holes like a champ. The rack seems to work as advertised and it took all that wood and seems ready for more.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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#1 posted 12-25-2012 01:47 AM

great work guys

lot’s of room there now

well done
and good bonding

enjoy

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 12-25-2012 01:51 AM

Thank You Patron….I wouldnt have finished it (today anyhow) without him….

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 02:02 AM

Storage …............GOOD!

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

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#4 posted 12-25-2012 02:15 AM

Looks like it worked fine. good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 02:19 AM

LOL …. right you are Monte….

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 12-25-2012 02:20 AM

Thank You, Been sitting here listening for the crash Jim….seems to be “hanging” in there…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#7 posted 12-25-2012 02:33 AM

I like it. Nice Job.

-- Guy,PEI

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#8 posted 12-25-2012 02:34 AM

Thank you spud

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#9 posted 12-25-2012 04:28 AM

great job buster.just looking at the hammer drill wore me out!!!
i just built one in my storage building which i’m working on filling up,but i’m glad i didn’t have to drill in concrete to do it.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#10 posted 12-25-2012 04:41 AM

Thanks Marty…. When I drew this thing up I knew it was gonna be a challenge to drill holes big enough for the toggles I was gonna need to support the weight. Fortunatly I have a brother who is (well was) a heat and air contrator and had a hammer drill and bits. Also gave son a chance to use those football muscles that have been going to waste since season ended…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#11 posted 12-26-2012 03:34 PM

Nice Rack.

IÊ»ve built something similar but instead of drilling into cinder block, I just installed studs about ever 3 feet between a 2×4 attached to the overhead joists and a treated 2×4 on the floor. I then attached each support arm with one 1/2 inch bolt/washer/nut. and attached the arms to it.

Lot quicker and easier and they do work.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#12 posted 12-26-2012 07:16 PM

That sounds pretty sweet Tyvek… Thanks. My primary regret right now…...why didnt i build it bigger….lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#13 posted 12-27-2012 05:46 PM

I have a similar rack system, only anchored to wood studs. I have many, many pounds of lumber on them right now and they hold up great.

-- Jeremy - Marshfield, WI

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#14 posted 12-27-2012 06:12 PM

Thanks for comment Jeremy. I have been watching it for any signs of sagging or separation…so far it is holding like a champ. Fixing to load some of those oak 2×8’s on there and then we shall see…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#15 posted 08-11-2013 12:25 PM

Real nice rack. That’ll hold a heck of a lot o wood.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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