This 'scrap' pile has been growing steadily, and has recently grown to the size of a problem. It is in the way, and is so disorganized that I hardly know what I have anymore.
But the biggest issue for me is that I've started to think that storing wood in this haphazard way might not be good for the wood itself.
Plus I needed to get at that wall to scrape and paint it.
|The problem: loads of lumber|
I really had to do something about it.
|It's even worse than it looks...|
|The solution - a l2-foot long lumber rack|
Next I screwed the 2x4 floor pieces to the uprights, and fastened my old black batten to them. These floor pieces are big enough to hold 6 or 8 sheets of plywood off the floor.
The horizontal 1x3s create a space to hold all the 2-4' off cuts that seem to proliferate around every project. These are all hardwood scraps and each one is a little memory of a fun project, so besides being thrifty, I just like looking at them.
|Waiting for glue to dry...|
|The key design issue: getting shelves perfectly level|
|2 lag bolts plus glue|
Then I resisted the urge to 'try them out' by piling lumber on them before the glue dried.
Tomorrow will be soon enough to organize my old scrap pile.
Finally: a one day project that actually took one day!
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