This is a major accessory for every workshop, it's a must have! Otherwise you will get lost between your cluttered lumber. I've waited much too long to build one.
I decided to build this organizer to have all pieces at a one site and organized by lumber size.
My focus/features on this project:
My main approach was to build this lumber storage cart high enough so that it is capable of holding the original size bought from the store. If you buy long boards and lean them on a wall they will get bent after a while. I also considered to have the option to drive the cart through doors what has affected the height and width of it.
Additionally I have chosen small angles for the support wall to avoid the lumber slipping away on the ground which again leads to bending over time. Storing lumber in a most vertical position conforms to the natural growing position of lumber.
I also tried to get as much space as possible on a preferable small footprint which has worked out great. The lumber cart can get pretty heavy if it is loaded so I have chosen preferable large rollers, also for dusty grounds this is a good idea.
I have used this cart for about a year and I am totally satisfied with it. Sometimes it can be tough to move the lumber cart if it is fully loaded for this reason I have attached some handles on it which makes moving a lot easier.
Used Tools: table saw Makita 2407, Makita compact router and the Makita biscuit joiner.
Difficulty: Appropriate for all beginners
Hope you like it, I really would appreciate if you leave me a comment below or give me a thumbs up in the video above.