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Triton Lumber Rack (scaled correctly)

Last weekend I was digging through my makeshift wood rack looking for a piece of molding when an avalanche of wood hit me squarely on the noggin.  Several rooms away, my daughter learned a few new swear words.  I think before I pile all my wood back up (to fall on me again), I’m going to install something like Triton’s lumber rack system — six shelves that hold up to 110 pounds each in an easy-to-see (and hard to drop on myself) format.

Triton’s rack protrudes 12” from the wall, and the system’s total height measures 41 inches.  Triton also claims that the powder coated steel tubes install easily both indoors and out.

The lumber rack usually lists at $70, but Rockler cut the price to $49 in its latest circular — pricing good through September 3, 2007.  You can knock an additional $10 off for joining the Rockler Rewards program, too, which makes the Triton rack look much more attractive than building your own.

Triton Lumber Rack System: $40.  Teaching your daughter swear words after she turns 15: priceless. 

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6 Responses to Triton’s Lumber Rack System

  1. Bryan Brown says:

    I to have felt the wrath of the wooden avalanche

  2. Lon Bordin says:

    Looks like a build it yourself to me… where’s my MIG.

  3. olderty says:

    My ol’ man built this set up out of 2×4’s. However, it’s easier if you use the existing studs in your garage, but could work in a situation shown above.

    Ok, bear with me, as this is going to be hard to explain w/o a proper picture. I’ll get some next time I’m back at the Garage Mahal.

    What you do is cut some 1×4’s or 2×4’s 1 foot-ish in length. Nail/Screw them parallel to the existing studs with gaps between them large enough to squeeze a 2×4 (or 1×4) perpendicular to the stud. You may want to cut your 1 foot parallel boards with about a 15 degree cut at the top and bottom to give them a little extra strength. This will result in your perpendicular boards (the actual lumber supports) angling upwards 15 degrees. After you nail/screw into enough studs to support whatever lumber you wish to store (perhaps every third stud), nail/screw a second stud to box in the area (the 2x or 1x gaps) for the supports. Cut your supports about 2 1/2 feet in length. You should be able to fit 5 or 6 supports on the wall. The beauty of this design is you can change the spacing between the supports at will, without having to take nails/screws out. Just pull out the support boards and move them appropriately.

    These are the closest pics I could find:

  4. olderty,

    Thanks for the pictures and your idea. I have also seen another easy to build rack in a Wood magazine article a few years ago. Using Wood’s handy dandy online article index, I see that is was in the Dec/Jan of 2004 on page 36. Here’s the pic: http://woodstore.net/trstforlusca.html

    Building another rack out of 2×4’s is still a consideration, so is trying to fix what went wrong with what I’m currently using, My shop time has been extremely limited as of late, and $40 seems like a reasonable price to pay so I can work on one of my actual projects when I’m in my shop.

  5. Lon Bordin,
    If you can weld AND powder coat a rack for a reasonable price I would be impressed. I suppose it doesn’t need to be powder coated.

    I really need to learn how to weld. I just need a project to justify buying a welder.

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