|Forum topic by jmartel||posted 05-04-2014 11:21 PM||3084 views||0 times favorited||90 replies|
05-04-2014 11:21 PM
So, I figured since we have a few extremely large threads in various categories (shops, benches, planes, etc) for photos/discussion that doesn’t generally need a new thread, I figured I would start one for lumber.
This is a thread dedicated to lumber racks, new wood you just picked up, deal gloats you just found on craigslist, some awesome looking boards you picked up, veneer, etc.
I’m fully expecting this to stray off topic (as all the other threads do), but the main conversation in here should be wood.
I’ll start us off:
Here’s my “Lumber rack”. It’s just a rubbermaid system not originally meant for wood that was left in the garage from the previous owners of my house.
I’ve also got a rolling sheet goods/cutoff bin underneath it. Any boards 4 feet and shorter go in this bin, and sheet goods are stored on the back side. Unfortunately the lower shelf on my rack is a bit low, so full sheets go on the ground behind the bin, as the additional height of the casters don’t allow me a full 4 feet.
And here’s my latest wood gloat off of craigslist. Got this from a guy who was moving out of his house who was a chair maker for 35 years or so. Put out some amazing stuff (showed me photos). Bought a bunch of 4/4 Claro Walnut, some 8/4 Eastern Walnut, and some 8/4 Birdseye Maple. One of the 4/4 claro walnut boards was 18” wide by 9 feet long. The 8/4 Birdseye maple was 11” wide by 7 feet long.
I need to rearrange my wood rack to accommodate these. Or at least use up some wood so I can make room. May build a new one in the future as well to hold more as I’m not 100% trusting of the current rack with more than what’s on it currently.
-- End grain is like a belly button. Yes, I know you have one. No, I don't want to see it.