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    Commercial Wood Storage Rack?

    I need to hang some lumber up on the wall and do NOT have time to build my own. Trust me on this one, my to do list is filled up and I can not afford the time to build my own. What I would like is if anyone has any experience with a commercial version that they would recommend. Anything I should look for in features?

    I have looked at a version carried by both Grizzly and Woodcraft that looks like this.

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    Should I try and find something with a lip or angle back to prevent wood from sliding off or will that make it more difficult to load up?

    I would appreciate any input.

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    how much you gonna stack bill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    how much you gonna stack bill?
    I am not quite sure Larry, but I am sensitive to the fact that I can't overload either the rack or the wall. I don't think I will, as I am not going going to be using it for long term storage, but more for project storage. I want a place to put my current project wood up out of the way, so that I can work. There will be a little storage of some inventory items, but not much. I just don't have the room to do that sort of thing.

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    reason for asking was that i have seen some that had the support underneath like a rack brace which held a buch but that will restrict your available storage area..the triton style ones seem to be very sturdy, and i have seen some folks with alot on the normal ones similiar to what you have shown. will se if i can find a link to what i have seen.

    here is what i have seen really loaded up bill..http://www.woodcraft.com/Family/2020...on#information
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    I used the heavy duty double track standards and brackets right off the HD shelf at lest than half the cost of the Tritons sold by WC and they work just fine - and I have them pretty heavily loaded.
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    Same as Rennie:
    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...&postcount=100

    Like I mention, I think I went overboard with every stud. Probably not necessary.
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    If I could find the wall space I'd opt for verticle storage. Thats how Sam Maloof kept his wood. It made it real convient for sorting the boards. And he had a ton of it....
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    Nice haul of wood there, Rob.

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    I've used the same ones Rennie describe also, worked just fine. Got the ones with two hooks on each shelf bracket.

    Rob, looking at that picture in comparison to the size of your tools, I think I'd still use every stud for that load. Just my preference.
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    Like Rennie but, from Lowe's. It has grown since this pic but that's what I like about it; locally available and I can grow it as I need. Lee Valley sells this manufacturer as well. I would avoid any lip on the front.
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