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09-03-2016 02:28 AM

Trying to make a rack to hold wood planks. I wanted to mount 2×4’s vertically with holes to hold conduit stubs to use as shelf supports. However, this is going in a pole barn, where the main supports are vertical 6×6” posts every 8 feet. I have kindorf which I can mount horizontally between two main posts, but not sure how to then attach 2×4’s and conduit stubs to make shelves. Any ideas, or suggestions for a different direction. I’m trying to go low cost. I have the kindorf already as well as 1/2” and 3/4” conduit.
This is my first post here (I’ve lurked for a while, and gotten some great ideas – I’m fairly new to woodworking, so limited skills). Thanks.


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#1 posted 09-03-2016 01:16 PM

No ideas, or is my description too convoluted?

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#2 posted 09-03-2016 01:43 PM

Kindorf? HUH?
Bil

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#3 posted 09-03-2016 02:02 PM

I think they make nuts to go into them ….this way you could bolt wood to it

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#4 posted 09-03-2016 03:12 PM



I think they make nuts to go into them ….this way you could bolt wood to it

- GR8HUNTER


Do you think stronger to run lags into the 2×4 (on edge), or drill and then use a bolt and but?

Also, for those who are unfamiliar with kindorf: it is a metal channel about 1.5” wide. Comes with holes pared riled and takes all kinds of fasteners in the channel for pipe, conduit, etc. not very pretty, but it is strong (and I have some scrap pieces). I was going to span between my posts with 2×6, but layer flat I do not think the 2×6 would take the load without bowing.

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#5 posted 09-03-2016 04:24 PM

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#6 posted 09-05-2016 01:07 AM

Use the term channel strut not the manufacturers name. Lots of people make channel strut. Using the manufacturers name confuses forum readers.

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#7 posted 09-05-2016 12:27 PM

Thanks for the clarification. Now I don’t feel so dumb (well as good as I’ll ever get).
Bill

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#8 posted 09-06-2016 03:12 AM



Use the term channel strut not the manufacturers name. Lots of people make channel strut. Using the manufacturers name confuses forum readers.

- rick1955


Sorry about that, I did not know it was called channel strut. Thanks for the knowledge. I did some more searching using “channel strut wood rack” and got more results – so it was helpful. Still nothing that fits my structural situation, but new ideas…

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