Quick and easy rack

AnalogKid Posted By AnalogKid, Sep 25, 2013 at 10:53 PM

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  1. AnalogKid

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    I built this on Tuesday out of a couple pallets and a few 2x4s. The pallets are not joined, so I can move them to areas of my yard where I let my wood season. Essentially they are bookends, so add'l pallets can be added to make the stacks as long as you'd like. As it sits it is 4'x3'x8'

    For now I needed some extra storage for to-be-burned wood. This will be the first wood to go this fall.

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  2. TreePointer

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    Never saw that twist before. I like it.
     
  3. Auzzie Gumtree

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    what a good idea - simple 'pallet book ends' coming my way.
     
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  4. weatherguy

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    Mini version of pallets Pete's racks which I copied, nice that you can move them around.
     
  5. chvymn99

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    Nice. Looks real nice and handy in that location.
     
  6. BobUrban

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    Nice - and you split by hand and split rather small - impressive!
     
  7. teutonicking

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    Smart!
     
  8. cre73

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    Been doing this for years. Works very well. I even made a few pallet "cages" for odd ball sizes and chunks.
     
  9. bogydave

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    Very nice!
    Simple.
     
  10. Hogwildz

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    Pallets instead of 2x4's on the ends works nice also.
    I used to make my wood manger out of this set up, then slide a 2x4 between the two bottom pallets front & back and connect them with the 2x4.
    Then framed a 2x4 frame laid across the top of the upright pallets, and then put plywood and a tarp over that. Instant wood manger.
    Then break down and put in the barn for the off season. Held about a cord
    Flap tarp up to load, then flap tarp back down after loaded and bungie down.
    Now I just stack 3 or so cord on the back porch.

    The tarp over the wood manger, is now laying on top of 1/2 the deck behind it, and now I just stack a season's worth of wood on pallets under the deck on the porch there.
     

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    Nice, and if you need additional support, it would be easy to run something across the top to tie the end pallets together.
     
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  12. goofa

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    So this thread just gave me an interesting idea for my situation. Why not build these "cribs" on single pallets fill with approximately 1 FC and use pallet forks on the little tractor to move these cribs around and eventually under the 10x24 wood shed.... less handling and ease of moving from seasoning to dry storage...:eek: thanks for the inspiration AnalogKid!!!
     
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    Simplicity...less handling this is what I definitely need to do!!
     
  14. Camben

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    I like it!
     
  15. Mag Craft

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    Great idea for using pallets. I have a few sources for getting them you guys have just showed some more great possibilities for stacking and storing wood splits. Thanks for sharing.
     
  16. aussiedog3

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    That's exactly how I store wood in my garage when burning season comes around. I just moved it out of my garage.
    Yours looks a bit nicer than mine, but it gets the job done.. Nice work.
     
  17. Enzo's Dad

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    I was looking for ideas for ends on my pallets, picked up 3 last week and was going to get 2x3's for the ends (im cheap and wont pay for the 2x4)

    and i noticed you have hemlock in there, i burnthat in the fall
     
  18. Rebelduckman

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    image.jpg That's nice but the same effect can be achieved without the 2x4's.
     
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    [ 132772-772c0a0f4cf76c73293fcc601016b891.jpg I like the book end idea . I can't build a shed until I finish clearing . I need something portable , and I already know how I will convert this to a shed. I had left over stain so I used it ... Maybe overkill View attachment 132771
     
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    I love the imported Australia wood rack and wood Enzo's Dad
     
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    It's all ash I have several more dead ones to take down... That is all for this season . I plan on covering with a roof when I fill it ...
     
  22. DanCorcoran

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    I use steel clothesline cable and a turnbuckle to secure the top ends of my racks together. Adjustable and reusable.
     
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