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Ladder Lumber Rack


Ladder Lumber Rack

I organized all my short boards by turning an inexpensive 6-ft. stepladder (about $30 at a home center) into a lumber rack. Now every board is easy to see and reach. My ladder didn’t have treads on the back legs, so I screwed on wooden cleats that align with the treads on the front. I connected the cleats and treads by screwing 1/4-in. plywood shelves on top. The shelves make boards slide easily. I can store boards as long as 7 ft. on the bottom shelf. Fully loaded, my ladder lumber rack holds about 20 bd. ft. of lumber. 




Nikole wrote re: Ladder Lumber Rack
on 11-04-2009 8:48 AM

that was very intelligent!

Steve Metcalf wrote re: Ladder Lumber Rack
on 11-08-2009 9:41 PM

Great idea if you can afford to lose the floor space, I continue to stand mine as I don't want to move the wood around to make space.