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One of my spring cleaning goals is to better organize my leaning jumble of wood boards. I’ve got 1x and 2x boards boards up against one wall, and a whole lot of cut plywood and hardwood boards in a corner by the door.
For my situation, I’m likely going to have to build a lumber cart, maybe even a mobile cart. I can see it now – some outdoor tools will be mounted to the wall, and I’ll have a mobile lumber cart in front of it. Or something like that, I haven’t figured it out yet.
But, one thing I do know is that if I had enough wall space, I would absolutely go with a Bora Portamate wall mounted lumber rack.
The 4-level rack (there’s a 6-level rack as well) mounts to wood studs, and it’s recommended that they are mounted 4-6 feet apart.
The uprights and horizontal rails are made from powder-coated 1″ wide steel tubes. The vertical rails measure 24.5″ tall and the shelf depth is 12.5″.
Each level can support up to 110 lbs, for a total weight capacity of 440 lbs for the 4-level wall rack.
The Bora Portamate lumber rack has been quite popular over the years, and you can use it to store other types of thing as well, such as hockey sticks and snowboards. You can loop straps over the bottom rails, such as golf bags.
These racks are very positively reviewed, although there are quite a few mentions that users should plan to pick up some appropriately sized lag screws separately.
This is what I wish I could use to keep my wood boards and plywood cuts neatly organized, but I’ll need to find a different solution to fit my space. Still, it seemed worth mentioning – maybe it’ll be a better fit for your needs and workshop walls.
Price: $40 for the 4-level rack, ~$50 for the 6-level