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08-15-2016 07:23 PM

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I am looking for ideas for a wood rack against a 2×4 shed wall with a low workbench under it I tried to take a picture but its toooo hot out side and camera just fogs up lol any ideas would greatly appreciate them not wanting to spend a fortune on it Thanks all

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#1 posted 08-15-2016 07:29 PM

A simple way is to use cleats made from 2×4 and plywood that attach to the studs (assuming your wall is not sheathed on the inside). They’re easy to build and rock solid. I copied mine from the wood whisperer, although I doubt that he was the first one to come up with the design:

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#2 posted 08-15-2016 07:31 PM

Make about 4—-6/8 foot tall large 2 by 4 T’s Keep adding cross bars. Then leave room for about 2 feet above the Bench area. Put a top(door???) across that and Containers that are easily moved under it!

Hope this gives you some good inspiration. I raid a fence companies dumpster and acquire a lot of very usable materials of all kinds. They are happy t get rid of it; as otherwise it would cost them disposal fees.

That helps me a lot to keep costs way down!

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#3 posted 08-15-2016 08:55 PM

I built this for the basement shop

It is made completely from 2×4 material. the long pieces tie into the floor (ceiling) joist above. The spacing between the “shelf” pieces is optional. The shelf pieces and the spacers between are all cut with a 5° angles on each end so the shelves tip up slightly. The shelf pieces just slide into the “hole” between the spacers. Mine sets against the wall. I have about 5 of these uprights spaced out over about 10’.

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#4 posted 08-15-2016 09:52 PM

I used Jay Bates’ idea, which is 2×4s and electrical metal tubing (EMT). Easy, strong and cheap!

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