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justholler

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01-28-2013 01:40 AM

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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#1 posted 01-28-2013 01:45 AM

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

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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#2 posted 01-28-2013 01:56 AM

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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#3 posted 02-03-2013 09:52 PM

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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#4 posted 02-04-2013 05:27 AM

is that plastic?

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#5 posted 02-04-2013 05:09 PM

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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#6 posted 02-04-2013 11:28 PM

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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#7 posted 02-05-2013 06:59 PM

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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#8 posted 02-08-2013 01:41 AM

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

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#9 posted 02-20-2013 07:30 PM

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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#10 posted 02-23-2013 05:04 PM

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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#11 posted 02-25-2013 10:03 PM

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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#12 posted 03-01-2013 02:19 AM

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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