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Download a free project plan for building an overhead lumber storage rack.
When extra storage space for your lumber is an issue there are lots of different ways to handle the problem. This overhead lumber rack keeps wood stored neatly and out of the way without taking up valuable floor space. But even better than that it can knock down when not being used, and it has a clever dovetail system to lock the removable section to the permanant piece in the ceiling.
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I live in Zimbabwe & the wide range of available timber is mostly eucalyptus and pine
I simply bend half inch conduit into a U-shape for ceiling storage racks. You can make them in a few minutes and size them for any height or width you need. They work great for lumber as well as ladders. Simply drill a few holes in the ends and screw a pair to your exposed ceiling joists. If you have a drywalled ceiling you may have to get a little creative to attach them to the ceiling. Plenty strong yet very unobtrusive.
Just a word of caution for folks in high seismic areas...
As designed, the lumber can fall from the rack during an earthquake. Secure the lumber to the center upright with a bungee chord, nylon webbing, or a rope. Remember, don't place anything heavier than you want falling on your head above you in earthquake country unless you secure it.
Had the same problem yesterday, but it is now working as of 9 PM EST ...
I am having the same problem as sachafer - link problem to free PDF
The "CLICK HERE to download the free PDF..." link is throwing a 403 - Forbidden error: "The website declined to show this webpage."
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