Wood Rack

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Project by Litrenta posted 02-08-2013 03:27 PM 1701 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a very small shop/garage (10’x20’) and since my hobby has been growing, so has my wood pile. I needed something to keep the wood organized.

Each vertical piece is just made out of 2 2×4’s glued and screwed together and a handful of lag bolts to keep it attached to the wall. The holes for the pipe was by far the trickiest part. I couldn’t fit this on my drill press so I needed to purchase a much more powerful drill and used my handheld drill guide to drill each hole on a 15 degree angle. Then I cut a bunch of pipe to length and hammered them in.

This one rack has completely solved the storage problems in my shop, it actually feels like a usable shop now and looks great too.


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#1 posted 02-08-2013 03:35 PM


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#2 posted 02-08-2013 04:21 PM

That will work.

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 04:31 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 02-08-2013 05:58 PM

Brilliant!!! (Said with Irish accent for proper exclamation!)

I take it you used pipe and not conduit? I have a bunch of 1/2” conduit, do you think it would be too weak?


-- Dad: Someone was supposed to pick up his toys! Son: My name isn't "Someone".

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#5 posted 02-08-2013 06:19 PM

What are you using as a hand-held drill guide?

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#6 posted 02-08-2013 06:24 PM

I used this type of guide because I just have a small benchtop drill press.


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#7 posted 02-08-2013 06:28 PM

Good idea, I might steal it. I did something similar with angle irons.

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#8 posted 02-08-2013 09:55 PM

I completely understand what you mean when you say it transformed your shop. A little over a year ago I had a PILE of wood in front of the table saw that I literally had to stand ON while cutting. I made a large wooden rolling bin and was instantly happy and safe. Then I made a wall mounted setup, similar to yours, but from 2x. Wow. That was like a revelation. I will admit, though, that I have a lot of wood downstairs and upstairs and what’s on this rack rarely moves. So having the rack and having a system are two different things – I think.

Oh, and I made a small standing rack for cutoffs. Filled it in 5 minutes. Can’t have enough lumber storage!

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