Woodcraft has this model
for about $165.00. I need to be able to go up against a wall like this
one does. Has anyone used this or has another option I should
Thanks in advance.
On Mon, 11 Jul 2005 09:01:50 -0500, the opaque Patriarch
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The supported brackets eat too much space, but it 14" depth is enough for
your application, then item C (14" double bracket) could get you a similar
system. I ddi not do the math on the woodcraft set, but the individual
pieces are considerably more expensive than the LV. Personally I would
rather have a shelving system with all the same depth shelves.
For me the 5 or 6 2 x's would cost $26. The steel ones from Grizzly are
about $110 but you get adjustability with out needing tools to move the
brackets and the brackets are only about 1" tall where the 2x4's are taking
up much more space at 3.5" per bracket. With 4 shelves you loose 14 inches
of storage height vs. 4". For me that was worth the price difference.
Easy, if you design with a front support. This means that long boards need
to be threaded in from the end or at an angle. This would not be possible if
your lumber rack were on a 12' wall.
Would a 2x4 handle a fully cantilevered design? If it did how deep you you
make your verticle members? A 2-by on the flat would not have enough meat in
front of the fastener for my taste. Idunno, but it sounds like a reasonable
appllication for steel to me.
When I built my shed, I doubled up the wall studs on one
wall (at 0', 4' and 8'). I notched the inside faces of each paired stud
with a 3/4" deep by 3.5" high by 3.5" wide notch. Insert an 18" length of
two-by-four, secure with a couple of 16d sinkers and you have a
cantilevered lumber storage rack. Have three levels, at 1' from
the floor, 2.5' and 4' from the floor. Each holds an amazing amount
It sounds as though you have a you have a good design that works well for
you. I was certainly incorrect to question the carrying capacity of a
However, the point of post was to refute wzhat was suggested by Dave's post
that it was silly to invest in a steel rack system. I was trying to point
out that a 2x4-based system is not the best choice in some cases.
In my shop, by lumber storage rack is above my jointer. I have less than 3
verticle feet of wall space to work with. Also, I have finished walls
(Sheetrock). Unless I tore apart the walls, the verticles would be proud of
the wall. It may sound silly, but an extra 3"x10' is a footprint which I
would rather not surrrender in my shop.
Can't remember where I saw it on the web, but I built a rack out of 3
vertical 2x4s attached to the floor & ceiling joists. 3' apart (like wall
Drilled 1" holes, 16" apart, in the edges at 5 degree angle (pointing up -
prevents stock from slipping off) and slipped 12" lengths of 1" pipe into
I built mine out of 2x4's and liquid nails etc. I braced the shelves with
2x4". My shelves are 2 feet a part and 18 inches deep. I have 4 shelves
which is adequate for me. Not bad for 10 or 12 bucks. Any scraps that I
needed I got by diving into a contractors dumpster in our subdivision.
There's a bunch of houses being built around here. I also got some nice
cherry and oak boards out of em.
Yes, I need to change from coll^H^H^H^H gathering handplanes and put
them to use, and resume practicing hand cut dovetails.
I have managed to acquire a potential benchtop. Live oak slab 5" x 24"
x 5'. Just need to trim the ends and design a support structure to hold
it. I'm ignoring the 'how to lift it to the top of the legs' for now.
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