Wood Storage and Clamp Rack of My Dreams

On a Sunday morning recently, Nat packed us all up into the Swagger Wagon and took us out to Homer Glen for a trip to one of her friend's/acquaintance's barn where she was liquidating her inventory of vintage furniture and props and what-have-yous from a cool vintage rentals business.  There was plenty of stuff that Nat was drawn to (glasses, furniture, etc), but the barn and the workshop was what I was mostly drawn to.  Just look at that wood storage above.  Heavy duty racks.  And lots of different lumber types and sizes.  Cool, right?

Well, the shop just got better.  First, it was immaculate.  Not a speck of dust around.  And things were organized.  How organized?  Just peep at this clamp rack.  What a show!  Big clamps, little clamps.  A whole bin of clamps!

And then there's the *other* lumber storage system.  This one in the bottom floor of the barn.  What kind of man keeps this kind of inventory laying around?  I'll tell you:  a real man.

Look at the racking system.  It is heavy-duty.  I found some cantilevered heavy-duty racks on Grainger and the most basic ones start at a few thousand bucks.  A few at Uline that are single-sided can start under $1K.

A guy can dream, can't he?  If only we lived in the country and had a massive, custom-built modern barn with three floors of manspace, right?  C'mon Nat.  Let's sell it all and move out to get some acreage with a pond and space for lumber racks this size!


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