|Project by Ocelot||posted 11-24-2013 09:02 PM||2091 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
This is the first actual “project” I’ve posted on LJ. I started it almost 2 years ago and finally got around to posting some pictures of it.
The rack is just shy of 14’ long and stands over 8’ high. With 6 levels of storage, it should theoretically be able to store about 4000 bd ft of lumber if the lumber is 8 or 16 ft long and the rack is stacked tight to the ceiling. Shorter lumber uses the space less efficiently, so it should store only 2500 bd ft of 10’ lumber. Unfortunately, the day I finished it I had some lumber delivered and didn’t have time to take photos of the finished rack empty.
There are a few things I would do differently if I were building another like this. The top level, in particular is not secured as well as it needs to be. If the lumber were loaded only on one side, I fear that the top level of the rack might fail. I need to add a few bolts to make that level more secure.
I’ll post more constuction details and photos if there is any interest in it.