Add "try and", "there's many", "a myriad of" (vs "myriad"), "where you
AT", and dozens more. Since I gave up TV, I don't hear all of these
nearly as often as I used to. 'Twas a double blessing. I can't bear
to listen to broadcast radio or watch broadcast tv any more because of
the assinine commercials and bozo speech. No wonder the rest of the
world looks down on us, if we allow that crap to fester to such a wide
The problem with borrowing money from China is
that thirty minutes later, you feel broke again.
--Steve Bridges as Obama
"kansascats" wrote in message
The advantage is that very little space is consumed. 1.5" for 2x4,
and the 10, 12, or 14" of the bracket. So it fits snugly against the
wall. I have a 24' x 24' shop, and again, don't often store large
quantities of lumber. I'd probably have a shelf row for oak, one for
maple, maybe one for walnut, and then a couple for the 2x stuff. I'd
like to leave 50" clear underneath for 10 sheets of plywood I bought
on-sale years ago. Yeah -- I know -- store flat -- but that's not
much of an option in a shop my size. Then again, with the money I
save on heating and cooling, I can just go buy new flat wood if I
===============Those brackets are not worth much. They tend to suddenly let go and
bend/collapse with continuous weight on them. They will not hold
the weights they state for very long. I have had tools and other
heavy items fall right off the shelves using them every 16".
Get some 2x4s and cut a horizontal shelf, fasten on top of a vertical
wall plate 2x4 and miter a 45 degree rib at turned on it's edge. Good
quickie project for your miter saw. Fasten all with some deck screws
and place one about every 16" - 2 feet, depending on your lumber
stiffness, length and how deep you want the horizontal support and
your stud spacing underneath them to support them.
Give a quick sand and prime/paint if you want them to look pretty.
For lumber racks, unistrut can't be beat. Cuts with a hacksaw and
plenty of fittings are available. Three 8' verticals lagged to the
studwall; use steel L's[*] with 1/2" bolts and strut-nuts to add 16" horizontal
cut from the unistrut.
[*] such as unistrut p1026 or p1325 or p1290. The 1290 bracket will
bear a heck of a lot more than 100#.
Other than cost...the single bracket is about $15/ea...w/o the unistrut
and associated hardware. It's good, but not inexpensive.
In the barn I took a bunch of old angle and some plate and welded up
some gussets to do same thing of scrap on hand. At cost of even used
steel these days, even that would add up quickly if had to buy the
material. Of course, even the lumber route these days ain't exactly
On Thursday, September 8, 2011 4:14:15 PM UTC-7, kansascats wrote:
Firstly, to keep boards straight, stickering at about every 18" is
recommended: that suggests you'll want to have five+ supports
under a stack of (for instance) 8' boards.
Secondly, this is steel, right? So if there's any condensation, it
makes rust stains or maybe black marks (in oak).
Third, it's possibly expensive. It's odd how a wire shelf
system has inexpensive shelves, and all the other parts are
stratospheric in price, completely dominating the total cost.
Last, the L-brackets I'm familiar with need screws to hold 'em up;
even if the bracket holds 100#, what is the reliability of a screw
or three? I'm in earthquake territory, it'd be a comfort to see
lots of wood/wood surface contact, like a mortise or through
tenons, holding the load. You can make a pretty good L
bracket with 1x2 ribs and a glued-in triangle of plywood for the web.
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