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Forum topic by nukegumbo posted 06-18-2018 03:10 AM 386 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nukegumbo

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06-18-2018 03:10 AM

Topic tags/keywords: lumber rack

Need ideas on how to convert this metal rack to a lumber rack. I don’t have a need for large sheet goods just small pieces


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#1 posted 06-18-2018 03:32 AM

It can be done, just strange (non ideal footprint) for most.

Essentially looks like you will have a mobile base and have to strip the diagonal pieces to make it even remotely functionally in regards to storage space. Then a cubicle style system could be built either horizontal or vertical to maximize stock storage.

Honestly probably be more effective as some sort of mobile assembly table. Build a frame for storage of materials, tools, etc… and then slap a top on it.

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#2 posted 06-18-2018 03:54 AM

I’d have to agree with TravisH, it could be done but not a good beginning. I think I would make a storage cart out of wood that would allow storing different length pieces in a vertical bin arrangement. I would think it would be less trouble and more to gain by doing that rather than converting that metal rack. Just my 2¢.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#3 posted 06-18-2018 02:39 PM

I think you’d be better off starting from scratch to design a rack that fits the space where you want to put it, rather than to re-purpose something that is not really ideal. Sell it on Craigslist.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 06-18-2018 05:20 PM

Ditch all those uprights and you have a nice base for a mobile workbench or assembly table.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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