Hi folks........(there's a Gloat in this too)....Needs some advice for attaching a metal lumber rack to a poured concrete wall.
Found a pleasant surprise when I realized that a rack that was storing my wifes decorations and various nick nacks was actually a steel lumber rack. I have since removed it and will replace her storage in a bit with a nice new enclosed cabinet. (she's happy that it will be enclosed.....She's happy....I'm happy)
Anyway...(Gloat warning)..I'm getting a BUNCH of lumber from my father-in-law to put on this rack after I get it installed. Oak, walnut, poplar, and cedar. All most all of the boards are 7/8 thick, 10 feet in length and anywhere from 5 to 8 inches wide rough cut. It also has been drying for probably 15 or more years. :-) I love my dad-in-law. Really, I do.
The rack is angle steel frame with 9/16 inch holes for bolts down each post. I have five posts. Then there are arms that fit into the posts to hold the lumber......
What's the best way to install the bolts that I need to put into the concrete? I realize I'll need to drill the holes, but is a straight concrete screw the best bet or should I use some sort of "molly" in the hole and then the screw......I realize that there's going to be some serious weight on these and would prefer not to have them come crashing down.