Well I decided to try to give myself a bit more organized lumber storage in the cramped garage, the only available space was above some storage cabinets.
I though about building a rack but the old time/money quandary raised its ugly head and time won. And, given the limited available space, I was concerned that a wooden rack would require more space thus reducing the storage capability.
I bought parts from Lee Valley/ I am extremely impressed with the strength of these parts, they are massive!
The storage arms are 14" deep.
Here are the parts before I installed them
And here is the rack on the wall
I probably have a bit of overkill in the spacing of the wall brackets. But, the studs are 16" on center; installing the uprights on every other stud would result in 32" between the brackets, I thought, too great a distance to safely store "good wood".
Now I have to go get some wood! There are a couple of piece of spalted maple resting there along with some left over hard maple from the bathroom remodel project, some teak and a piece of snake-wood (I think)! Not a lot of great stuff but at least it isn't leaning against the wall and now I"ve got some space to store stuff for future projects.