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Posted on Need tips for lumber storage in small basement

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#1 posted 06-04-2017 01:22 PM

I’ve had my share of small shops over the years, they take some creativity for sure! One thing I did was to make some “T” brackets out of 11/2” angle iron. The bottom of the T was attached to the floor joist with a 5/16 bolt. The T was welded at the intersection, (but could be bolted). This allows double sided storage and I placed mine above my workbench. I also had storage under the workbench attached to the trestle legs. Take advantage of all of the storage space between the joists as well. You have a lot of space for long stock, just not sheet stock. For sheet stock, I kept it in my garage against a wall in a swing out type cart. My home made panel saw was (and still is) mounted up in the ceiling and swings down on hinges for cutting sheet stock to rough size before bringing down to my basement shop.
Good luck!

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