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Old 09-25-2010, 06:41 PM   #1
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Default How do you store scrap wood?

Does anyone have any photos of a good way to store scraps of wood? I'm talking miscellaneous partial pieces of 4 x 8 sheets. Random lengths of 2 x 4 or 2 x 2's etc.

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Old 09-25-2010, 07:51 PM   #2
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Subscribed. I've got pieces all over the place, and need a better idea.

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Old 09-25-2010, 07:52 PM   #3
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Search for "material cart" or "material handling"

Here's a place that specializes in this kind of stuff
http://www.globalindustrial.com/

You could probably easily make one cheap out of scrap wood, that's what I plan to do.

I know I definitely want it on casters cuz I don't want it permanently taking up valuable floor space.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:55 PM   #4
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store it on the brush pile, with a lighted match underneath
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:17 PM   #5
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I have a 3 car garage with two doors. The Entry door is on the front corner of one side wall. I took a 2X2 and screwed it to the garage door rail. Then I did the same to the wall of the garage at the same height. I did the same between the two garage door rails in the middle of the garage, as well as the 2nd door and the other wall.

Then I used scrap T-111 siding and plywood from the forms to lay a floor across these 2X2's.

Now I've got three shelves.

One, over the access door is where I store my scrap long lumber like 2X4's of varied lengths.

I am planning on a 4X8 lowerable hinged platform above one side of the double door that will hold 4X8 sheets of plywood and large flat scrap. I just finished mounting a lowerable carriage for storing a kid's wading pool against the ceiling over the other side for the door that works slickern' snot.

The middle shelf between the two garage doors stores lengths of pipe and spare/scrap gutters. Under this shelf I store my 8' extension ladder, it's easily accessed and tucked up out of the way when not in use.

On the other shelf I simply store boxes.

Everything's tucked up out of the way nice and neatly.
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:32 PM   #6
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store it on the brush pile, with a lighted match underneath
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If it is a few feet long or more, rack em, everything else, burn it.
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:44 PM   #7
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Here's one idea.

I had a link to a plan somewhere (can't find it now) for a cantivered rack design. I was going to mod it a bit to storge sheet good as well as lengths plus put it on casters to move it around as requied.
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:10 AM   #8
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I just chunck it in a corner. If it doesn't get used by cold weather, it is used to start the wood heater. ie kindling.

Dave, just not that organized.
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I have a van in the backyard with anything over about 2 foot long piled in it. Anything shorter get placed in the crate of kindling near the wood burner for the winter.
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I have a van in the backyard with anything over about 2 foot long piled in it. Anything shorter get placed in the crate of kindling near the wood burner for the winter.
So THAT's what you use the 'possum van' for!.
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:21 AM   #12
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Piled up against one wall. I hate to throw much of anything out.
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Default Re: How do you store scrap wood?

The few pieces of scrap wood I keep around are a couple of 2 X4s, a 2X8, and some replacement deck boards, I just lean up against the wall. The only plywood I have is the disassembled 'kitten cage' that I built to keep them in, until I got rid of them.

But I have a 42'X48' machine shed to keep this stuff in.
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The junk S10's cab got a new job in life when the building got cleared out for concrete. It's still out there, as I cannot bring myself to clutter up my space with it.
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The pieces of plywood are stood on edge along a wall of a lean-to. The biggest pieces are closest to the wall. Smallest are out front. Small pieces of scrap wood get tossed in a box next to the stack of blocks in the shop. The smaller pieces are sometimes handy when shimming or blocking up a project.

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Here's one idea.

I had a link to a plan somewhere (can't find it now) for a cantivered rack design. I was going to mod it a bit to storge sheet good as well as lengths plus put it on casters to move it around as requied.
I like that idea much better than mine. I made something similar without the outside pockets to hold scrap. I put 4 steel casters on it: (2") from McMaster for less than $5-$7 each (Faultless, Made in USA) that I've been using for lots of little things, and they roll really good on concrete.
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:38 AM   #18
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Sorry I have no pics...but I am an avid woodworker and store alot of materials. I'll try to describe it...to get a mental picture do a google search for Triton racks and think the same thing made out of wood.

In a corner of my garage, I hung two 2x4s, one from each side of 4 consecutive rafters, so they run down the wall, but not all the way to the floor. I bolted them in place by sandwiching the rafter between them. The edges of the 2x4 should face the wall and outward. This created a space between that I used to make "steps" like a ladder. I put a 20" piece of 2x4 between each set of two down pieces and sandwiched the end of the 2x4, and again attached with bolts. It should look like an "L" or "T" as you want the 20" piece to run perpindicular to the vertical pieces. I angled mine back slightly so things would slide backwards to the wall. Do this at different heights on a level line across the four sets of down pieces so you have shelves all the way across.

The concept: I store sheet goods on the bottom shelf, and the bottom of my next shelf up is about 50" above the bottom shelf, which allows for sheet goods. On my two upper sheves (spacing is up to you), I store my boards laid flat. The best part is since the weight of the shelves is supported by the top jamb of your wall, you have no issues with attaching the thing to the wall and it hangs a few inches off the floor, keeping it free of moisture and you can sweep under it! Sorry if you don't understand my description. PM me your email address and I can send you a pic if you need.
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OK I just googled it myself...do a search for "Triton Wood Rack" and look at the images. My idea looks kind of like the black/orange one.
Hope this helps.
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:58 AM   #20
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ChargerSarge,

I'm trying to visualize what you describe, but you didn't mention how the horizontal pieces are locked in the horizontal position to support weight of your lumber. Do you brace them somehow?

Can you please post the particular link you're talking about?
Better yet, if you have a chance, could you please send me photos of your racks?
Just left click on my screen name and follow the menu for e-mail. If you want, I can post your photo(s) in this thread for you.

Thank you.

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