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justholler

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447 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: lumber storage rack toggle rolling cart

Been puttin’ off the storage and workspace setup but I just completed step two with this wall mounted rack. I debated heavily on the store bought racks for 40$+ but decided I wanted some flexibility. For those of you with block walls, I highly recommend the toggle bolts I used, bought from Lowes. It wasn’t as simple to get in as I thought…you mainly have to worry about drilling into any solid sections or those with debris in them. Overall, I think this will hold any amount of wood I put on it since it is limited in height between tiers

The mess before

And the after

One more thing, if you don’t have a simple cabinet for those small little keepers (far left beside the rolling cart) your really missing out on a necessity.

+-$12 for 10
Surprisingly these are rated at 1000 pounds! I put two in each standard and used 1/4 inch bolts with a counterbore. You have to watch your bolt length too, if they are not threaded the entire length.

-- Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most..... Twain


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DKV

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#1 posted 447 days ago

Is that the roll around I just saw on Youtube? Looks good.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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justholler

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#2 posted 447 days ago

I did watch the recent Mere mortals cart build and it is similar in concept but more like 7 feet wide, only 3 shelves in the middle and on a torsion box. The very top is for moulding pieces. I love it and any wood hoarder should have one. I constantly look for free wood that somebody don’t want so I do collect a lot. This location of the rack melds perfectly with the rolling cart.

-- Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most..... Twain

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Pcwoodchipes

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#3 posted 440 days ago

I have the same thing in my shop no place to keep my small scrap wood. I like what you have put together .

-- Gary Panama City Fl In God I Trust

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Holbs

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#4 posted 440 days ago

is that plastic?

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crashn

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#5 posted 439 days ago

I use the Hilti concrete/block fastners and have never had one pull out.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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justholler

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#6 posted 439 days ago

To the question ?is it plastic? Basically this thing zip ties onto the block and is held in place while you put your material in place and thread your bolt in…once the “toggle” and bolt are “married” then the plastic is not in use.

-- Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most..... Twain

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9FINGERTIM

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#7 posted 438 days ago

l l l know youre not supposed to lust after your neighbors wife nor his ox nor his ass but is iit ok to lust after his lumber and the bin it is contained within?

-- TIM, FLORIDA

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max1013

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#8 posted 436 days ago

It looks good. Can’t wait till I get out of my small house I live in know.

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#9 posted 423 days ago

You show a toggle bolt being put into a mortar joint between the concrete blocks. Does this toggle go all the way through to the other side of the wall or is there an open space in the center of the head joint? Does your wall have empty cores? If so, could you have used shorter toggles through the webs of the blocks?

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justholler

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#10 posted 420 days ago

Pick up a 16 inch block and you will see the ends have protruding edges similar to a tongue. When two blocks are joined edge to edge there is a hollow space about two inches from the outside that this toggle should be sitting in. Yes the blocks have empty cores unless they were poured full of wet cement after the wall was completed, which would be rare on a residential basement.

-- Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most..... Twain

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Lynden

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#11 posted 418 days ago

I guess I asked my question wrong. Why did you put the toggle bolt in the mortar joint rather than through the side of the block? Which location is stronger?

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justholler

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#12 posted 415 days ago

That I don’t know the answer to…I suggest putting it into block only because you have a better chance of the toggle doing as it’s supposed to.

-- Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most..... Twain

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