Sunday, January 10, 2016

Lumber Rack in Place

I can't tell you how happy I am to have my lumber rack in place in my new workshop.  I made the lumber rack for my old shop in May of 2010.  I blogged about how to make it HERE.

I had to shorten it to fit in the ceilings, so I cut some off the top of each section.  I then found the studs behind the wall.  This was a bit tricky because there is a layer of drywall and under that some horizontal slats that the drywall was attached to.  Then under those slats is a plaster wall, so a layer of plaster and slats for that.  But because the wall backs up to the basement stairs, I could find the studs by seeing where the drywall beside the stairs was attached to the studs.  I bought 5" long lag screws so that I could get through all the layers and pre-drilled to make sure I hit wood.

I took off the piece of baseboard I had recently put on so that I could sit the uprights on the floor.  Then I cut the baseboard into pieces to fit between.


I had boards all over the place, so it was good to get them on to this rack and out of my way. I still have some wood to go on here, but it's behind other things, so I haven't reached it yet!


This is how the rack looked in my old workshop after being loaded with a new purchase of pine:

 On another note, today is the second birthday of my little Chihuahua, Denver.  Officially known as "Knockout Colorado Kid," Denver is a little bundle of joy!




6 comments:

  1. Nice job! I'm happy for you that you have your workshop back!!

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  2. Lookin' good! I've seen that type rack before and it does seem to do the job really well.

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  3. Your lumber rack is genius! I have been brainstorming a similar thing, and now I can quit thinking about it ... I will copy yours, if that's okay. I can't stand piles, especially piles on the floor, and this will go a LONG way toward organizing and storing stuff around here. THANK YOU!!!

    Give Denver a big Happy Birthday hug from me!

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  4. awww, what a cutie!

    definitely need a better system in my shop, but it's so tiny, and has to hold so much, that it's difficult to make any major changes.

    love your lumber rack!

    gail

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  5. I NEED this! All my pieces of wood are on the garage floor --> Big mess! Pinning.

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