|Project by Eric Teitelbaum||posted 01-24-2014 03:33 PM||1540 views||7 times favorited||5 comments|
I’ve wanted a lumber rack for a while, but seems like the simple ones are hard to come by. I had the idea to make one myself with 2×4 beams and runners and 4×4 posts. The posts are angled at 10 degrees and carriage-bolted to mahogany 4×4s that were cut to fit the holes in the bed sides. (I had some mahogany left over from a deck project.) The most challenging part was mitering the top, to remove the 10 degree tilt, making the region above the beam perfectly vertical again.
I was worried there would be too much wiggle room and it would not be sturdy, however once everything was fastened together the resulting structure was very rigid. We’ll see how it holds up, and if I like how it feels maybe I’ll make the entire thing out of a more durable wood.
-- Eric, NJ, http://www.eteitelbaum.com