Lumber, plywood, and clamp storage unit all-in-one

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Project by BRod posted 02-12-2014 03:23 AM 2718 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project from my old shop that I’m just getting around to posting. Been away for a while, but got inspired by a few buddies to post my projects.

I got this idea out of the Wood America’s Best Workshops magazine. Think it was the 2008 version. It’s a very versatile rack that will hold a few board feet of wood, 4 or 5 full 4’x8’ pieces of sheet stock, all my clamps, and even a little spot for dowels.

The whole thing is just about 8’ by 8’ and I decked the backside of it with pegboard to allow for a fully configurable organization there as well. It’s very sturdy and some of the little tricks to look for on it:
  • pvc sections screwed to the underside to hold dowels
  • 3/16” luan stapled to the underside of the top storage arms to hold short cutoffs
  • customized clamp holders to fit a variety of clamps

Hope you enjoy it, if you have the space to build one of these it is really an awesome storage unit.

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#1 posted 02-12-2014 04:08 AM


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#2 posted 02-12-2014 04:14 AM

Hey, I have that steel support and the poles in my basement too! Nice idea for using space wisely. Like the detail regarding the cut offs. I’m just going to steal your idea. Thanks

-- Mark in Va

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#3 posted 02-12-2014 10:26 AM

Nice design. Thanks for posting!

-- "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Explore, Dream, Discover” Mark Twain

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#4 posted 02-12-2014 10:26 AM

Well done never enough storage right? enjoy!

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

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#5 posted 02-12-2014 11:50 AM

Looks like a winner.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 02-13-2014 02:09 AM

Good versatile rack.
Welcome Back.


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#7 posted 02-13-2014 02:16 AM

Pretty smart dude, well thought out and masterfully executed. A real original winner.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#8 posted 02-14-2014 01:24 AM

way to work the lolly column in

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#9 posted 02-14-2014 05:06 AM

Thanks for all the comments! Working in the lolly column was definitely a design feature I wanted to take advantage of. It’s a great use of the space and didn’t close off any walking paths as the furnace was on the other side anyway.

If anyone builds there own then shoot me a message with the pics or tag me in the post!

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#10 posted 10-15-2014 07:21 PM

Can You remember the exact issue where it was featured in Wood magazine ??

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#11 posted 10-26-2014 04:05 AM

Roer, I believe it was the 2007 or 2009 Wood Magazine Dream Shop publication.

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