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    Lumber Rack Question

    Someone in the last 3-4 weeks had a posting on lumber rack.
    Their angle was 10 degree with 1/2 black pipe for lumber holder.

    Made mine similar that will fit up flush to the back wall.

    With 8 wheels on the underside.

    In the A frame part you can slip 4x8 sheets plywood.
    My question is mine is 6 foot tall, with 18" spacing from left to right between studs total of 5 stud at 10 degree. Figure that will be able to hold on one step alone 2 boards side by side or total board width of 18" wide or about 20 boards 8 foot long.

    My black pipe will perturd out 18" (pipe will be 21" long, with 3 inches into the 2x4) too hold two boards side by side on the shelf.

    Will 1/2 black pipe 18" long be strong enough, or should one use 3/4 pipe?

    Would think so with the 10 degree angle.

    Need a fast answer as going to get pipe tommorrow.


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    If you want a guess here is mine. If I understand correctly you will have five 1/2" pipes spaced 18" apart holding 20 boards. If you figure that each board weighs 10 pounds that would be 200 lbs total. I would think that it would take a whole lot more than that to bend just one pipe much less five of them. So my guess is that 1/2" pipe would be more than strong enough.

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    I'm with Allen - an 21" length of BSP buried 3" into a timber frame will hold a lot more weight than you are envisaging. Go for it.

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    My black pipe will perturd out 18" (pipe will be 21" long, with 3 inches into the 2x4) too hold two boards side by side on the shelf.
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Clardy View Post
    Sorry couldn't resist

    Thanks guys for the post, with the exception of Steve
    The moderators will delete his post..................to close to sexual harassment. Just for your information am proud of my 14 inches.

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