Bargain Lumber Rack

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Project by TheWoodenOyster posted 05-09-2013 02:51 AM 24198 views 19 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a lumber rack I built to help organize my shop a little bit. All the material was found on the side of the road except the 2×4’s. The support columns are just 2 layers thick of 2×4’s with one of them notched for the shelves. It has 8 bins for different wood scraps, because let’s face it, scraps are more useful than most of us like to admit. I just put blue tape to label the bins with the woods I have right now. I am sure I’ll run out of room in the bins sooner or later, but for now it works. You can see from the picture taken looking at the at the end of the rack, there is also a storage spot for sheet goods.

This rack really helped me clean the shop up and reduced my risk of breaking a leg by about 200%. You can also see from the picture that I left the words “free wood” showing on the salvaged plywood. That’s to remind myself that there is usually a cheaper way to do everything and that with a little effort almost anyone can make this expensive hobby affordable.

Hope you like it.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#1 posted 05-09-2013 02:58 AM

I like it! Functional, affordable. The sheet goods storage is the bomb. I love sheet goods but storing the cut offs or full sheets for that matter is a royal PITA. And it serves as a clamp rack too. Thanks for sharing. You just gave me an idea.

Now if you would be so kind to put that set-up at the curb with my name on it, I’ll be there to pick it up.

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#2 posted 05-09-2013 11:29 AM

Very nice. Organization is a good thing!!

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#3 posted 05-09-2013 12:22 PM

I like it…I utilize free items like this myself

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#4 posted 05-09-2013 01:21 PM

This is really nice and will do wonders for your shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 05-09-2013 06:07 PM

That is a great way to store sheet goods! I remember when I built my scrap bin, it made my shop seem 10 times larger and 10 times safer. Thanks for posting.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#6 posted 05-10-2013 01:07 AM

very nice,great is always good.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 05-11-2013 01:08 AM

I love the “free wood” sign on the bottom. That makes it so awesome!

-- It's all in a day's work...

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#8 posted 07-20-2014 04:39 PM

I like how you have space for the large pieces of plywood in the back.

I am always having to practically empty my cut off rack to get to the larger pieces in the back.

Thanks for posting. I will need a new rack soon and I will be “borrowing” that idea.

-- Brad, Texas,

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