..Kev

Vertical Lumber Storage

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Good show, and good idea.  I like that the boards are stacked edge out so ther's no "bottom of the pile" to get lost in.

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7 hours ago, Larry Moore said:

Looks good but with only 8'6" ceilings it doesn't work with 9' to 10' stock 

This is a challenge!  I try and purchase 8' boards when I can.  I also do have some horizontal racks for longer material.

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Great idea and build Kev. Were the holes in the 2x’s tight enough or did you have to epoxy the conduit pieces in place? The only thing I would have done differently is to add some kind of rubber cap to the ends of the conduit pieces such as these. 

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Rubbermaid-100-Piece-Universal-End-Caps/4772377

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15 minutes ago, K Cooper said:

Great idea and build Kev. Were the holes in the 2x’s tight enough or did you have to epoxy the conduit pieces in place? The only thing I would have done differently is to add some kind of rubber cap to the ends of the conduit pieces such as these. 

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Rubbermaid-100-Piece-Universal-End-Caps/4772377

The conduit holes are angled slightly so, there was really no need to epoxy them in.  If it is an issue in the future, I can.

As for the ends, I did file them clean and the rubber caps actually sound like a good idea!  

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On 8/24/2019 at 8:07 AM, Larry Moore said:

Looks good but with only 8'6" ceilings it doesn't work with 9' to 10' stock 

 

17 hours ago, ..Kev said:

This is a challenge!  I try and purchase 8' boards when I can.  I also do have some horizontal racks for longer material.

I actually laid out my new shop plan with an area under the tallest portion of the roof pitch for vertical lumber storage.  I have also found that over time I can get away with having the yard crosscut longer pieces at a good location, figure wise.  That is, there are locations on many boards that I would never use as a continuous run due to undesirable figure. I have 14 foot board cut in two at that location.  This can solve your "too-tall-Paul" problem when it comes to vertical storage.  Once you savor the advantages of not having to un-stack horizontal lumber piles to get to the board you want, you will get pretty inventive in order to store vertically :)

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1 hour ago, gee-dub said:

 

I actually laid out my new shop plan with an area under the tallest portion of the roof pitch for vertical lumber storage.  I have also found that over time I can get away with having the yard crosscut longer pieces at a good location, figure wise.  That is, there are locations on many boards that I would never use as a continuous run due to undesirable figure. I have 14 foot board cut in two at that location.  This can solve your "too-tall-Paul" problem when it comes to vertical storage.  Once you savor the advantages of not having to un-stack horizontal lumber piles to get to the board you want, you will get pretty inventive in order to store vertically :)

Agreed..  Also, I'll go ahead and clip off the checked ends that often have other defects as well and that nearly always gets me closer to my vertical length.  

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