Making a wall lumber rack

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  1. papadave

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    For all this Oak I acquired back in '08.
    All this.......
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    Will eventually end up on this wall...........
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    Over 100 sq ft of floor space will finally be opened up. I counted 140 boards.
     
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    Looking good man, I have a good sturdy wall rack but it won't hold that much.
    Do it right, that's a lot of weight, make sure the wall can take it:)
     
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    Not just a pile of wood there, looks like kitchen cabinets:D
     
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    That's a 2X6 partition wall, spiked into the floor, and the trusses. I'm more concerned about the 2X4s pulling off the wall. :hair::D
    I don't plan to overload the racks, and whatever's left over will be stickered on the floor in front of the racks. Some will be milled for at least one gun cabinet for my brother.
    Forgot to take a pic of the new air filtration unit I hung today. Works well, so far.

    Built Oak kitchen cabs for my younger brother back in the 90s. We also built new cabs for our kitchen downstate. He and I had a small shop together for a short while.
     
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    I am not nitpicking or saying you are doing anything wrong, I don't know the particulars, just saying do your homework.
    I think gussets would be a very good idea, even though it will limit the number of supports top to bottom
     
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    Even OSB has beam strength
     
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    The brackets are 3/4" ply with a 2X4 sandwiched between, glued and screwed. The brackets are then slid over the 2X4 on the wall and screwed to that with 8 more 2" screws. I can take a closeup shot. They're made the same as several others have done on the "Tube".
    I originally planned to drill holes in the 2X4s and use 3/4" EMT pipe as the "arms". That plan failed. :headbang:
    Heck, if anything, I may have weakened the 2X with all the screws. :rofl: :lol:
    I took your comment as educated advice, not nitpicking......and appreciate it.:thumbs:
     
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    This is my favorite...... :D


     
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    I went with Industrial Steel supports in my pole barn, 10' long rack, did all the math, holy crap that was not easy for me:hair:
     
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    Can you just re-stack it along the wall a bit higher?

    That'll be some nice real estate to get back and fill in with more stuff.:whistle:
     
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    I could, but the stack would be 11.5' high. :hair::rofl: :lol:
    I have an assembly/outfeed table that's about 4.5X8' in a shed that will use some of that space, unless I pull the outfeed table off the tablesaw.
    The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. I'm on step # .025.......maybe. :D
     
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    I know the feeling of limited shop space.

    Ok, next question. Will shelving give you more storage capacity in that area versus a re-stack on the floor?
     
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    Nice work there papadave. :popcorn:
     
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    you do not have to rely on the cantilever rack, you can add front supports for the weight, Yes it is a little inconvenient put it does not seem you move it regularly.
     
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    Yep, could very easily attach some uprights to help hold the weight if needed.
    Jon, I've gone back and forth whether or not to add more brackets, or just cut some shorter stickers and stack in front of that wall. Doing that would save a bunch of work.
    I think you just made up my mind for me.
    Ironpony, due to several circumstances, I've not had the ability to use that wood much. I hope to change that this year.
    Paid $400 for close to double that much wood. Older gentleman with health issues was selling off most of his stuff and moving downstate for treatments.
    Glad I posted this. You guys saved me a bunch of time, so I can keep moving forward on getting the shop in shape.:dex:
    Stay tuned.
     
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    So when does the gun cabinet build thread start?

    :popcorn:
     
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    Somewhere around the first step in my journey.....do the math. :whistle::rofl: :lol:
    Just came in from the shop....the restacking has begun. Made a few stickers, laid 5 on the floor and started. Only coming off the wall 2' right now. Pics to follow.
    I'll be selecting a few fairly flat, no-cup, no twist, mostly knot free boards to start milling. They likely need time to rest between cuts.
    An awful lot of this looks like white Oak.
     
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    Uh oh, the bleachers are startin' to fill up. I better get crackin'.:hair:
     
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