This step by step woodworking project is about lumber rack plans. If you want to create a vertical lumber rack with caster wheels, you should check out this project. I designed this lumber rack so that it can be moved easily and it can store many scrap pieces of wood. Follow the local building codes and hire a professional contractor if you don’t have the right skills to undertake the project on your own.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pressure-treated lumber, pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
Made from this plan
- A – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 67 1/2″ long POSTS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 15″ long BOTTOM FRAME
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 – 12″ long, 2 pieces – 15″ long TOP FRAME
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 3 1/2″ long BRACES
- F – 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 18″ long SUPPORTS
- G – 4 pieces of 2″ caster wheels WHEELS
- Safety gloves, glasses, Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Add trims to the pavilion
- Secure the roofing slats to the structure with galvanized screws
- One Week
Lumber rack plans
The first step of the project is to build the bottom frame for the lumber rack. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber at the right dimensions. Drill pilot holes at both ends of the long components and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the frame. Align the edges and use a carpentry square to check if the corners are square.
Build the top frame from 2×4 lumber, as well. Drill pilot holes through the 12″ long slats and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components.
Build the legs for the lumber rack from 2×4 lumber. Cut both ends of the legs at 75 degrees and smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Attach the side legs to the bottom and top frames, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the legs into the frames, as shown in the plans. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the components together tightly.
Continue the project by attaching the rest of the 2×4 supports to the lumber rack. Drill pilot holes through the legs and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the horizontal supports. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.
In order to enhance the rigidity of the bottom frame, you need to attach braces to the four corners. Cut two pieces of 2×4 lumber (3 1/2″ long) on diagonal and attach them to the corners of the frame. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the frame.
Attach 2″ caster wheels to the bottom frame. Align the edges with attention and lock them to the frame using 1 5/8″ screws.
Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for several hours. Smooth the surface with 120-200 grit sandpaper.
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