Much needed Lumber Rack

  • Advertise with us
Project by Csquare posted 515 days ago 1955 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First project in my new shop, needed to get the lumber off the floor so I decided on a Lumber rack first.
All made from 2×4 & 1×4 material trimmed to 3” wide and gluded and screwed together. All the pieces were cut on a 2 deg. angle to keep boards from sliding and rack from sagging. Anchored to wall with (3) 6” lag bolts in each member, seems to be very solid. Shop is 20 ft. long so I tried to get as much space as I could to store all the boards I have, stiil not enough room, maybe I need to make more projects or cull some scraps.
Last picture shows the rack as loaded as I could get it for now.

Thanks for looking

-- Stay Dusty my Friend

9 comments so far

View whitebeast88's profile


3467 posts in 816 days

#1 posted 515 days ago

great looking lumber rack carl.looks very sturdy,enjoy your new shop.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

View DIYaholic's profile


13263 posts in 1300 days

#2 posted 515 days ago

Nice rack!
NO I wasn’t being “Politically Incorrect! ;^)

Welcome to LJs & congrats on the new shop!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

View GlennsGrandson's profile


432 posts in 935 days

#3 posted 515 days ago

Awesome! Looks strudy as all heck.

I love some good storage!

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

View hotbyte's profile (online now)


184 posts in 1601 days

#4 posted 515 days ago

Great use of space of the door. Looks good.

View workerinwood's profile


2708 posts in 1693 days

#5 posted 515 days ago

Well done, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

View Ken90712's profile


14878 posts in 1814 days

#6 posted 515 days ago

Well done, Great storage and very good start to your new shop.. Congrats.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View jeff's profile


642 posts in 2090 days

#7 posted 515 days ago

looking good Carl…enjoy your new shop…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

View davidroberts's profile


1002 posts in 2111 days

#8 posted 514 days ago

Mighty nice. Just a quick question, what spacing did you use, vertical and horizontal? They look well spaced. Mine are 1/2” plywood supports, stacked to the hilt. I’ve got way to much wood for the amount of projects I’ve been producing lately. I plan to cover the wall studs with 1/2” plywood or T-111, and make a cutout for an AC unit, so the old rack must go, and I’m gonna borrow your idea and build permanent using big beefy 2×4s, and sleep better at night.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

View Csquare's profile


6 posts in 591 days

#9 posted 513 days ago

I spaced the verts 12” top to top, the very top rack is 15” deep all the rest are 12”.
The horiz spacing is on 32” centers with the wall studs,
I don’t think I can over load it the way it is built, but still not enough room—never is!!
thanks and good luck with your build!

-- Stay Dusty my Friend

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase