I like to build things just as much as the next guy, but sometimes it makes sense to just buy it. That is the case with a lumber rack in my opinion. Here is a super easy way to get a really strong lumber rack into your shop.
Because of how simple this is there really is no need to make one. Spend 15 minutes installing this or a day or two building and installing one. It’s a no-brainer in my opinion.
Here are some links to the products I used for my lumber rack.
If you’ve been following for work recently, you’ll know that I’ve been doing work for a client who enjoys modern furniture. I built several credenzas in a particular style. I’ve now built this table base for them in the same style and will begin building them three doors in the same style.
The video below shows just how I built the base. The piece of quartz on top of it weighs around 600 lbs. It also features flip up doors on the short ends. This allows access to the inside of the base.
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As you may know, I recently moved to a new shop where I’m building furniture full time. This gave me the opportunity to overhaul my old dust collection system. Previously the system used a 2hp single stage collector with 4″ flex hose running to all my machines. I was never happy with its performance and assumed it was the fault of the collector since my shop at the time was small and the runs were short.
The new system uses the same 2hp collector but the ducting is 6″ diameter HVAC metal ducting with 4″ diameter flex hose only at the tool. This system performs so much better than my old set up. I now blame the olds system poor performance solely on the flex hose.
Check out the video below to see how I installed the new system and look below the video for links to the products I used in building it.
Items used in building the dust collection system: