Dad’s got this terrible habit of not waiting for me when he starts (and completes) a project. For once, he let me pause him mid-project to snap a couple images. (All the while shouting, ‘You got your scrapbook pages yet?’). This conversation took place on December 15th while installing the shelves.
Make yourself useful. Get me a hammer.
Right. So. Tell me about the shelf thingy.
It’s a shelf. It holds–
Just cut the crap dad. Tell me what it does, why you did it, how you did it…
Seems you’ve grown a pair son. Good work.
Alright. I saw a fella on Craigslist selling an entire barn’s worth of wood. Guy didn’t have a clue. He said it was all cherry and pine. Turns out it was all oak and walnut. That son of a [censored] thought he was gonna swindle me and charge a thousand for the whole thing. I did some quick calculations and figured the fella had about 3000 board feet of lumber. If I sold it all, I’d get about $5000 for the lot.
So you paid a thousand?
[censored] no! I talked the guy down to 50 bucks!
[I roll my eyes]
Only now, I got another problem. How’m I gonna store all this wood? Don’t wanna be mixing oak with pine with walnut. So I need me a lumber rack. I saw one on the Grizzly catalogue for about 50 bucks, thought about getting it before I realized it was only about six inches tall and couldn’t hold a few thousand tooth picks, let alone a few thousand board foot.
And what do I do when I don’t wanna pay money?
You make something.
That’s right. Cut a couple 1x2s about 12 inches long, butt jointed them together, reinforced with some dowels and mitered 2x4s, then screwed the shelves directly into the studs.
I don’t have a girlfriend.
Nor will you ever, son. Nor will you ever.
So there you have it. But, if you’re too sissy to build it yourself (like I am), here’s an affiliate link to a lumber storage solution.