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Forum topic by sikrap posted 11-11-2009 06:23 AM 652 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sikrap

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11-11-2009 06:23 AM

Well the new garage (shop) is finally done. Wiring is in, lights are done and the CO is in the mail. WooHoo!!!! Now I need to put some shelving up on the walls to store the wood I’ve scrounged as well as some fairly heavy tools that I don’t use a lot. I know that I could (hopefully) build some, but winter is coming fast and I’d rather spend the few nice days left getting the TS and other tools set up than build shelves. I saw a good review on the Lee Valley brackets. Are there any other suggestions? Thanks!!

-- Dave, Colonie, NY


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#1 posted 11-11-2009 06:53 AM

I just frame with 2×4s, fast, cheap, always fits where I want it :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 11-11-2009 08:49 AM

I use 2×4s also just nail them level about 24” long on the side of your stud and then add an angle brace underneath . This type system can hold a lot of weight.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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sikrap

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#3 posted 11-11-2009 03:14 PM

I probably should have mentioned that we had to put up sheetrock, so the idea of just nailing 2×4s alongside the stud won’t work. Apparently, the town where I live insists on a fire rating because my garage is within 5 feet of the property line.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#4 posted 11-11-2009 04:00 PM

I did what jim did….............just lag bolt them through the drywall, into the studs

A TS will do little good if your tripping over timber

LV’s brackets are top notch, but pricey.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#5 posted 11-11-2009 05:43 PM

The guys on the WoodSmith Shop TV show did a segment last year on a lumber storage rack that looks pretty cool … I plan to build one of these. See http://www.woodsmithshop.com/episodes/season2/211/ to download their plan.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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