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!
Labels: lumber rack, new workshop