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Free Plan: Overhead Lumber Rack

comments (6) April 17th, 2011 in blogs

akap Anissa Kapsales, associate editor
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Download a free project plan for building an overhead lumber storage rack.
Download a free project plan for building an overhead lumber storage rack. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

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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CLICK HERE to download the free PDF plan for this lumber storage rack.

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Comments (6)

Prosper_Kuda1 Prosper_Kuda1 writes: I live in Zimbabwe & the wide range of available timber is mostly eucalyptus and pine
Posted: 10:39 pm on October 14th

demouser demouser writes: 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.
Posted: 8:52 am on April 20th

Njneer Njneer writes: 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.
Posted: 2:08 pm on April 19th

ShooterBoy ShooterBoy writes: Had the same problem yesterday, but it is now working as of 9 PM EST ...
Posted: 8:01 pm on April 18th

NeonC NeonC writes: I am having the same problem as sachafer - link problem to free PDF

Posted: 11:22 am on April 18th

saschafer saschafer writes:
The "CLICK HERE to download the free PDF..." link is throwing a 403 - Forbidden error: "The website declined to show this webpage."


Posted: 8:12 am on April 18th

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