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Forum topic by Willeh posted 05-23-2013 08:43 PM 3639 views 2 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Willeh

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05-23-2013 08:43 PM

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Starting to think that I like woodworking more for collecting wood rather than actually making projects, and as such, I’ve accumulated a huge pile of wood, currently stacked neatly on the floor of a 14×8 shed. I’ve been trying to think of cost effective racking so I can get it up off the floor and more accessible/ sorted etc. but not had any great ideas that will be strong enough while still allowing accessibility. The walls in my shed cannot support weight so it’ll have to be freestanding.

So, share your storage racks, I’m sure I’m not the only person looking for ideas like this…

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "


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Toolz

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#1 posted 05-23-2013 09:20 PM

Not the best photo but this was built with 2×4’s and 2×6’s it is freestanding and will hold a lot of wood/lumber. Sorry I can’t find a better pic. But, this should give you one idea.
Best wishes, Larry

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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Willeh

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#2 posted 05-23-2013 09:48 PM

Hey Larry, thats great! Just the kind of thing i’m looking for!

Thanks for sharing!!

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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AlanBienlein

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#3 posted 05-23-2013 10:25 PM

Here is what I built. Cost a total of $75.


And this is where I store my veneer.

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Willeh

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#4 posted 05-23-2013 10:27 PM

Alan, are the horizontal ‘shelves’ just steel pipe?

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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nwbusa

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#5 posted 05-23-2013 10:35 PM

I have a good local supplier so I don’t keep a ton of lumber on hand. I have a couple hundred BF stored high on the walls.

-- John, BC, Canada

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Willeh

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#6 posted 05-23-2013 10:43 PM

Nice John! Very clean! Nice setup you’ve got there!

I’ve got a good supplier around here, but not cheap… I’m finding that I can get huge scores of lumber on Kijiji, but I have to prospect in advance to find it. Just scored 400 BF of nice clear walnut, kiln dried and straight, wide boards, plus 200 BF of oak 2×2s (Originally bought to turn spindles by the seller) for $200. Just running out of space to store it, so i’ve been stacking it. Now, if I want a piece of cherry, i would probably have to move about 100 boards to get to it

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 05-23-2013 11:31 PM

Interesting…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#8 posted 05-24-2013 12:34 AM

From Willeh “Alan, are the horizontal ‘shelves’ just steel pipe?”

Yes they are. It is 3/4” EMT cut into 20” lengths with 3” of it stuck into 15/16” diameter holes drilled at a 5 degree angle 3” deep.

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#9 posted 05-24-2013 12:46 AM

Here is “My Rack”
Perhaps someday I’ll actually store wood on it!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Willeh

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#10 posted 05-24-2013 01:05 AM

Randy, looks nice, but, where’s the wood??

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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Jeremy Greiner

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#11 posted 05-24-2013 03:04 AM

This is a free standing lumber rack I built for my garage in Florida. Click for details

Unfortunately I had to give it away in my move.

Once I get settled in a new place I’ll build a new lumber rack.

-Jeremy

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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redSLED

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#12 posted 05-24-2013 03:08 AM

Dang you all and your perfectly organized wood racking systems and clean floors causing me envy.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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Willeh

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#13 posted 05-25-2013 12:59 PM

LOL redSLED I feel the same way..

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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RonInOhio

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#14 posted 05-25-2013 05:46 PM

In progress.

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