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Offline greenleaf

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Lumber rack/storage
« on: May 14, 2012, 10:20 PM »
Any body got any good ideas for a lumber rack. I've got a bunch sheet good scraps and a bunch of hardwood scraps from 1'-10' long. I need some ideas.
If it's so easy, what do you need me for?
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Offline Acrobat

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Re: Lumber rack/storage
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012, 12:21 AM »
I have a couple of the "Triton" timber racks and I must say they are beaut. Easily installed, cheap and adjustable and can take a good load. Well worth trying. BUT am not sure if they are available in USA or indeed anymore anywhere still, as Triton was bought out some time ago I think.
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Offline Don T

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Re: Lumber rack/storage
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012, 01:05 AM »
Do you want to be mobile or stationary?
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Offline alex946

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Re: Lumber rack/storage
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2012, 02:36 AM »

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Offline jmarkflesher

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Re: Lumber rack/storage
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2012, 02:33 PM »
Conduit and cable troughs used in under ground electrical manholes. Straps are mounted to concrete or block or 2x4's in walls and come in 15" 24" 30" 55 1/4" 64 1/4" 70 1/4" and 81" lengths. You can use them individually or in any combination. Slots in straps are every 1 1/2". Arms that hook into straps come in 8", 12" or 16". This system will pull you're wall down before it drops your lumber. I always change my arms to accommodate the lumber at hand. I will look for the vendors when I'm back in my shop. Now you can get arms coated with a plastic type material. MARK   go to: hardware shelf supports/ brackets WOODTEK heavy duty lumber racks

« Last Edit: May 15, 2012, 07:02 PM by jmarkflesher »
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Offline jacko9

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Re: Lumber rack/storage
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2012, 10:55 PM »
Greenleaf, I attached 4x6 douglas fir timbers to my shop wall with mortises chopped into them and then used 2x6 popular as spars with 4"x4" pinned tenons.  The spars are 30" long and hold a lot of lumber without deflection.  Let me know if you want pictures of this system.


Offline Kristian

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Re: Lumber rack/storage
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2012, 04:04 AM »
A good idea is to incorporate some kind of length indication into your design. So that you will know the approx. length of your lumber before you reach for it.

This can be done for both vertical and horizontal storage.

A simple illustration to explain the concept:


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« Last Edit: June 22, 2012, 04:10 AM by Kristian »

Offline Kev

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Re: Lumber rack/storage
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2012, 04:21 AM »
Good topic for me ... I'm storing timber under cover right outside the back door in one of our entertaining areas. I think my wife is getting close to choking me in my sleep if I don't move it soon [scared]

Offline rdesigns

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Re: Lumber rack/storage
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2012, 10:34 AM »
In a small shop, vertical storage has many advantages over horizontal, in my opinion. It's far easier to sort thru without the need to re-stack and rearrange. This applies to sheet goods as well as boards.