As part of my overall Spring Clean, I have been addressing timber storage in the shed. I have been using a couple of Triton Woodracks with great success, but hadn’t had a chance to finish the job. When I first mounted the woodrack in the shed, I chose to set the two uprights quite a way apart to handle the longer lengths, but that made storing shorter lengths rather difficult.
I always intended to add another upright in between, increasing the overall shelf load capacity to 75kg (per shelf), and allowing both shorter and longer lengths to be stored.
I still think I will add a thin shelf on top of the poles to increase the overall capacity and flexibility of the system. I tried loading it up, and found I needed more capacity to handle short and long lengths to maximise the storage capacity.
As a first approximation, I have here (from bottom to top), a collection of silky oak, a miscellaneous shelf with mahogany, walnut, cherry and blackwood, and a jarrah shelf.
However, that isn’t what I wanted to highlight here. No, it isn’t a new product from Triton – a mini woodrack. It is an additional upright and shelf poles I have that I decided would be perfect to fit a small gap I had in the shed, and could use it to store some of my more exotic (and small) timbers.
What I have done, is taken the upright and cut it in half on the Triton Steel Cutter (and removed a small portion from the overall length so both sides are equal). It has 3 shelves, still with 50kg loading capacity per shelf, and I have placed them reasonably close together to carry the short exotic timbers.
This time from top to bottom, I have plum, red cedar, huon pine plate blank, camphor plate blank, ancient swamp kauri, a marble burl, cyprus pine, black-heart sassafras, banksia nut, osage orange, redwood, ebony, and a bottom shelf of huon pine pieces. Another shelf that I’m thinking of adding below this rack will hold the multitude of pen blanks I have. (And for those that are convinced that I am a thrify woodworker, I can’t throw away any piece of decent timber no matter how small, so long as there is enough to get a pen half out of it!)