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Storage Racks 4X4's and Angle Steel

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Project by Woodwrestler posted 01-11-2013 03:27 AM 1778 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Did this in about 5 hours of work.

4 – 4×4’s From Lowes, some angle steel,

really simple and works great.

got the idea from a FWW post.

Angle iron is held in by 5/16 lag screws through holes on the right side

other than that its just some 1/8 cuts into the 4×4’s

learned a valuable reason of why not to cut angle steel on my miter saw. Melted some plastic parts and put burn marks in my make shift miter stand. No biggy it’s an old Makita LS1013 that has seen better days. LOL.

Great way to do storage shelves though.

G

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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 01-11-2013 06:47 AM

Nice addition to the shop.

I haven’t seen this design before. Straight forward and simple, I like it!!!

I used 4×4 and black pipe. Most all the materials were free.

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Woodwrestler

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#2 posted 01-11-2013 01:11 PM

I actually liked that method also. Saw your post. I know what a pain it is to get the holes the right size as I built a new fangled workbench and had the same issue of the metal pipe being 1.05 and trying to get the holes bored out. Decided this might be easier. But by the time you put in all the lag screws to hold the angle in its probably about the same amount of effort…......

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#3 posted 01-11-2013 01:18 PM

I like that FWW design also. I wonder though, how did you anchor the 4×4 to the wall? In the pictures, the 4×4 looks offset from the framing behind the drywall (as evidenced by the drywall screws being visible). Or, is there a top and bottom plate not depicted in the photos?

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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Woodwrestler

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#4 posted 01-11-2013 01:23 PM

I actually liked that method also. Saw your post. I know what a pain it is to get the holes the right size as I built a new fangled workbench and had the same issue of the metal pipe being 1.05 and trying to get the holes bored out. Decided this might be easier. But by the time you put in all the lag screws to hold the angle in its probably about the same amount of effort…......

-- What man is a man who does not make the world a better place?

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#5 posted 01-11-2013 01:56 PM

Good catch. I knew someone would see that. The knucklehead who built the wall only used 24 inch on center. I wanted four posts for support so that screwed up my initial plan which was to lag into studs. So I lagged into the top and bottom plates. All the shear is vertically anyway so it want draw too much pull on the wall. I also put a 2×4 across the top screwed into floor joists so the top of the 4×4’s cannot pull outward. Seems to be pretty sturdy. Hope I don’t hear a big crash in the middle of the night ;-).

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#6 posted 01-11-2013 06:00 PM

I figured you had likely attached it to the top plate.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#7 posted 01-12-2013 01:59 AM

was this in the 101 more shop tips issue that FWW have out right now? If so i think they suggested that if you have an old bed frame lying around you could use that…just chop it up as you would have the angle iron

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#8 posted 01-12-2013 02:28 AM

Not sure if it was from that shop tips issue, I saw it on the FWW site today however. The article did mention using bed frame angle iron (likely steel) to reduce cost. Hmmm, I think I may have one of those!

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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