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Old 01-27-2013, 11:53 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions and pics. Still going back and forth between a free standing rack and something on the wall...I'll post what I end up doing.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:39 PM
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Another thought.
Why not build down the outside of the wall completely enclosed, water tight, locking and then put the fill sticks there and pull em as needed, just put the short stuff in the shop.

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Old 01-27-2013, 08:47 PM
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Another thought.
Why not build down the outside of the wall completely enclosed, water tight, locking and then put the fill sticks there and pull em as needed, just put the short stuff in the shop.

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This is kinda what my niebor/fabricator did except he dropped a used tractor trailer/container right next to the shop.When we need a piece there is a portaband that stays plugged in, in the trailer.Shorter pieces are vertical in the shop.

I think I'm going with the "A" frame style on wheels,between my two bay doors.Tube on one side, sheet goods on the other.With a built-in chopsaw on the tube side.I'm small time though,so it wont be that big.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:54 PM
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This may not apply but I needed something for all of my short stock. The five gallon bucket storage solution wasn't cutting it anymore. I plan to put a drawer in the bottom for anything under 10 inches.

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Old 01-29-2013, 08:14 AM
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[quote=torched;126083]This may not apply but I needed something for all of my short stock. The five gallon bucket storage solution wasn't cutting it anymore. I plan to put a drawer in the bottom for anything under 10 inches.

That's nice! Way better than the 5 gallon buckets I'm using now for drops.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:40 AM
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^^^ Stealing that idea in the not so distant future!
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:03 PM
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^^^ Stealing that idea in the not so distant future!
Steal away. Lord knows I've stollen my fair share of ideas from this site.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:42 PM
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i got the same as idickers in the garage . and the same as izzy on the wall in my 28' van body ( with out the wheels) makes so there is room for my four wheelers
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:55 PM
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Not quite done with mine yet. Have to add another section here at the front to support stuff that's shorter than 5'.


I really don't know how I did without it before. The bottom flat supports have slide out sections that I can move in/out to rest stuff on. Just so happens that it's the same level as my chop saw. Pull the tube off, set it on the bottom section, slide it over, cut it off, slide it back and if I'm done with it, back up on the rack.


Very nice setup. This I like and will be copying in the future. Great job!
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:18 AM
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Partial Solution...

Here's what I did to store partial lengths, up to about 12' or so. I managed to use up some OSB and lumber leftover from building the shop in the process, so I have zero dollars invested.

Still thinking on how to store full lengths...right now I'm leaning toward some simple wall mounted brackets up high.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:23 AM
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I bought a 40 ft shipping container for $2000 ,then built racks on 1 side for tube storage. other side has shelfs for parts
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:24 AM
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Thats exactly what my niehbor fabricator did.

Then we just take a battery powered port-o-band out and cut off what we need.

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Old 09-17-2014, 06:59 AM
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I just got this hung on the wall last night:





I'm thinking most of the stuff in my OSB rack a couple posts up will get moved to this, which will allow me to break that down and conserve floor/wall space. The sections are only 4' apart to allow storing shorter lengths.

Works much better than the floor!
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I just got this hung on the wall last night:





I'm thinking most of the stuff in my OSB rack a couple posts up will get moved to this, which will allow me to break that down and conserve floor/wall space. The sections are only 4' apart to allow storing shorter lengths.

Works much better than the floor!
This is similar to what I have at my shop. I have mounts that run from the floor up to about 8ft so there are multiple rows of tubing. I did mine the ultra cheap way:
I simple screwed 2x4's flat to the wall joists in the shop. Then I welded up some "L" brackets to hold the tube and screwed those to the 2x4's. Very strong and didn't need to do anything fancy. Pretty it is NOT but useful it certainly is....and cheap ;-)
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