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CharlesA

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03-05-2014 07:20 PM

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I’m going to finally put in a lumber rack in my yet to be built shed and perhaps in the garage/workshop as well. I found Christopher Schwarz $30 lumber rack design in popular woodworking and it seems just what I’m looking for. More or less 2×4’s with holes drilled in at 5 degree angle and using 12” pieces of galvanized pipe. So far so good. The only odd thing is that he recommends 4” between the pipe-shelves. That seems way too close. I would have thought more like 8”, or am I wanting to load down the pipes more than is smart?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 03-05-2014 07:42 PM

Four inches might be a bit tight, but one thing you’ll soon learn is that what ever board you need will be the bottom one on any given shelf.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 03-05-2014 08:47 PM

+1 for Bondo comment. For me i always want the board on the bottom of the back row.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 03-05-2014 09:03 PM

You might not always want a pipe in every hole. Putting the holes every 4 inches gives flexability.

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#4 posted 03-05-2014 09:07 PM

Good point.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#5 posted 03-06-2014 01:26 AM

I hadn’t noticed the picture on the first page. If I had, i wouldn’t have had to ask this question. Duh.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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