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Offline WPeters

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Vertical Lumber Storage
« on: May 11, 2013, 12:05 PM »
Thinking about building a rack to store all my lumber vertically.  Does anyone have pictures or experiences with this they could share?

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Offline Paul G

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Re: Vertical Lumber Storage
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2013, 02:49 PM »
Great timing, I want to build something similar on wheels so I can squeeze it into a spot in the garage.
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Offline Don T

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Re: Vertical Lumber Storage
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2013, 03:16 PM »
Here is a mobile storage I made.  It storage on one side for smaller pieces and the other is for sheet goods.  My 3000 rail is on top.

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Offline polarsea1

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Re: Vertical Lumber Storage
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2013, 05:25 PM »
Don T, I built a cart nearly identical to yours. I love it, probably have 5-600 lbs of goods stored there. I keep the sheet goods side faced toward my ts and cutting table - I can grab a sheet and go with it. Great for shops with limited space.

Offline Don T

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Re: Vertical Lumber Storage
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2013, 01:23 PM »
I have been very happy with also.  Everything in my shop/garage is on wheels and it keeps all my wood in one place.
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Offline thebicyclecafe

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Re: Vertical Lumber Storage
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2013, 12:36 PM »

Here's mine- just 2x6 on edge, with 2x6 on the bottom (to keep the end grain off the concrete floor), and 2x4 braces in front. Fairly simple, but so much better than the horizontal one I switched over from- holds more, more space efficient, and easier to get the board I want.
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Offline RobBob

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Re: Vertical Lumber Storage
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2013, 01:01 PM »
Are the boards more likely to warp when stored vertically?

Offline RL

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Re: Vertical Lumber Storage
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2013, 01:05 PM »
How are you going to sticker them when they're vertical?

Offline WPeters

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Re: Vertical Lumber Storage
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2013, 07:54 PM »

Here's mine- just 2x6 on edge, with 2x6 on the bottom (to keep the end grain off the concrete floor), and 2x4 braces in front. Fairly simple, but so much better than the horizontal one I switched over from- holds more, more space efficient, and easier to get the board I want.


That looks very nice!  I was thinking of doing something like that. Also from what i've read from other sources they are not any more likely to warp than if stored horizontal, and a whole lot more accessible!

Offline phmade

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Re: Vertical Lumber Storage
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2013, 10:23 PM »
I'm about to build a vertical lumber rack as well.  I was thinking about using black iron pipe flanges mounted on the wall - then I can just screw in black pipe to create new divisions.  Does that make sense?  I think it would be pretty inexpensive and strong. 

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Re: Vertical Lumber Storage
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2013, 12:03 AM »
I have a horizontal rack, but vertical storage ideas interested me so I did a little web searching.  From what I read...... seems that keeping the ends off concrete floor is a good idea, be careful of moisture from exterior walls, and might be a good idea to have it supported along its length  as opposed to just leaning the top end against the wall.


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Offline WPeters

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Re: Vertical Lumber Storage
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2013, 09:05 AM »
Here is a what Woodwerks in Columbus uses.  I think you can buy these or something similar from C&H although I would rather make my own....

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Offline Jalvis

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Re: Vertical Lumber Storage
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2013, 10:10 AM »
This is timely.  I'm going to switch to some vertical storage to make room for new equipment this next week.

I built one of those carts thinking that would be the way to go but it doesn't hold enough.....especially sheet goods.  Although I like the side boxes for odds and ends. 

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