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Old 05-01-2010, 10:36 AM   #1
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Load on wall from lumber storage rack. Should I worry?


I am converting a garage stall into a woodworking shop. The stall is a third one that was added to an existing two car garage. The wall I want to hang the adjustable steel rack/shelves from is the old exterior wall, now separating the old from the new. It is built of 2x4, and the trusses on the addition run parallel to the wall. I plan to leave the lower 5' for vertical storage of sheet goods and the upper part for boards on the rack. Should I worry about load considerations on the wall ?

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I am converting a garage stall into a woodworking shop. The stall is a third one that was added to an existing two car garage. The wall I want to hang the adjustable steel rack/shelves from is the old exterior wall, now separating the old from the new. It is built of 2x4, and the trusses on the addition run parallel to the wall. I plan to leave the lower 5' for vertical storage of sheet goods and the upper part for boards on the rack. Should I worry about load considerations on the wall ?
I'd worry more about fastener pullout and fastener shear strength for your wall material [studs?].
Hillman Hardware's website has or used to have a good tutorial on this.
How 'bout a side view diagram?

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I am planning on using dual track steel standards with steel shelf brackets. The brackets are rated 220-340 lbs per pair depending on the size. The tracks have screw holes spaced 11" to 14" depending on the brand, I would think 3 1/2 screws on the studs, with a standard every other stud. Probably 14" or even 19" brackets.
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