|Forum topic by Jeremy Greiner||posted 02-15-2012 04:26 AM||8535 views||1 time favorited||8 replies|
02-15-2012 04:26 AM
A lot of lumber racks are mounted directly to walls that works great for those that have studded walls. I have cinder block walls in my garage and I’d prefer not to plow into them with a bunch of tapcons if I can help it. Currently my lumber rack is mounted to the wall it’s one of those portamate racks (really worth the 30$ I got it on sale for quick and simple lumber storage) but I’d like to expand it and increase some sheet good storage so here is what I’ve come up with.
The rods/bars will hold lumber and will be 1/2’’ or 3/4’’ I’m not sure yet. I know 3/4’’ would be stronger but not sure if it’s overkill or what. I’m also thinking about covering the pipes with PVC or something I’ve heard they can stain the wood but I have no idea on that.
The idea is the pipe goes through the center and into the wood behind it about an inch and a half, this should produce a pretty strong shelf I would think since it has quiet a bit of leverage. The idea is the outside lumber rack will hold readily available woods, while the inside will hold some wood for long time storage (extra stock or material I don’t use often etc..)
Here is a concept picture of what it could look like fully loaded.
To be honest I have no idea when I’ll be start work on this project, I’m like in the middle of a few things but as I was digging through my lumber I was like “man I wish this was easier” .. and so I drew this up in sketchup.
I’d love to hear some ideas suggestions or critisism all thoughts are welcome :)
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