Heavy duty wall mounted lumber storage rack to keep your wood organized.
What is the best way to store lumber?
A wall mounted lumber rack is a great way to keep lumber strait and organized.
When looking for a solution to store long boards I came across these 3-level metal shelves. In this article I will go over the installation, usage, where to buy and my overall review.
Wood Organizer and Lumber Storage Metal Rack (where to buy?)
The racks I purchased are made by Homydom and were purchased online.
Ordering online was easy and they were shipped to my house in only a few days.
Vertical Bars (these mount to the wall)
Horizontal Bars (these mount to the Vertical bars and hold the wood)
Mounting Hardware, Washers, Screws, Pins, Clips
*In my installation, these racks were installed in a barn where I had access to both sides of a wall. For that reason, I decided to use Grade 8 bolts & nuts to mount the vertical bars to the wall.
Heavy Duty Wall Mounted Lumber Storage Rack (installation)
The photo above shows the four vertical bars bolted to the wood and the bottom horizontal arms installed.
If you are unable to drill through the wall, you can use the wood screws provided or some heavy duty lag screws from the local hardware store.
A long box beam level came in handy to keep everything as strait and level as possible. This is important so all of the boards will lay flat and evenly distribute the weight across all of the arms.
The battery powered impact driver is not required but it would make driving the included screws or lag screws much easier.
Find your studs!
Once they are located, plan the layout for your vertical bars.
For most installations (garages, shops, homes, etc) that use standard framing practices you should be able to find a stud every 16″ on center. It is important your screws are anchored in solid wood as drywall is not going to cut it.
Driving your Anchors (bolts or screws)
If you have a access to both sides of the wall like in my case, I would recommend drilling and using bolts.
If not, you could use the screws provided or pick up some larger lag screws and drive them right into your studs. Pre-drilling should make things easier and prevent stripping of screws.
Level the Bars and Arms
Once you get your first support bar installed, hold up the next support bar and use your level to keep everything strait.
This was probably the most time consuming step. Checking and double checking my measurements and marking the drill points.
After all your support brackets are level and secured, the final step is to attach the arms using the supplied pins.
Heavy Duty Wall Mounted Lumber Storage Rack (features)
So far these shelves have been installed for a few months and they are holding up great!
Here are a few features from the manufacture:
• Made of heavy duty scratch resistant steel rated for 110 lbs (each shelf)
• 16″ shelf depth
• Space Saving, Eliminate clutter and free up space in your garage
• 6 adjustable holes allow for multiple mounting options
• Lifetime Warranty
Heavy Duty Steel Garage Shelves, (Conclusion)
As mentioned above I have been using these shelves for a few months with no complaints.
They work great to get lumber off of the ground and up out of the way…especially helpfully when trying to store long 12’+ boards.
Other Storage Ideas:
• Toolbox Organization Systems, Socket Cases
• Tool Storage Backpacks with Laptop Compartments
• Heavy Duty Portable Tool Trolley Carts
• Outdoor Kayak Storage Rack made out of Wood