I’m installing a wood rack I built and would appreciate any input as to mounting. This is going in a dingy basement. In fact, it is going in the only room remaining that still has a dirt floor. The rack has been built and consists of 4 vertical supports as follows:
The room where it is going looks something like this:
The rack will be mounted on the right-hand wall like this:
The vertical pieces will be supported by a simple 2×4 lying flat on the floor. Verticals will be toe-nailed to it, or more likely screwed to it(toe-nail style). The upper ends will sit flat against the joist by the wall. My question has to with fastening the upper part securely. I’m considering a simple 2×4 block(shown in gold) with the center cut out and installed as follows:
I will be screwing into the left end of the block through the left-hand joist and toe-nailing it on the right end to that first joist. Connection will be entirely with the joists. No connection to the flooring above. Would you consider this sufficient or is more blocking needed? I’ve calculated a maximum load of about 150 lbs on each support. That is the maximum. I doubt they’ll get more than 100 in actuallity.
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