hoard collect scrap wood? I find so many uses for scrap wood that I just can’t part with it. At least if I can’t make anything from it I can use it for firewood, right?
Although I love scrap wood I don’t like the mess and space it takes up in my garage. In an effort to clean and organize the garage I came up with these easy to make wood holders. What I love about these wood holders is that it got most of my wood off of the ground. And would you believe I made them from scrap wood :-P.
In this post I will show you how to make your own garage wood holders just like these. So start looking through that scrap wood pile or head to the hardware store…your garage it about to get cleaner.
TOOLS FOR GARAGE WOOD HOLDER
If you don’t have enough scrap wood, here is what you will need to buy.
SUPPLIES FOR GARAGE WOOD HOLDER
- 2 – 2 x 4 x 8
- 1 – 1 x 4 x 8
- Screws – 3 1/2 inch and 2 1/2 inch
CUTS FOR GARAGE WOOD HOLDER
These cuts are for a total of 5 holders.
- 5 – 2 x 4 cut at 12 inches (wall supports)
- 5 – 2 x 4 cut at 10 inches (bottom)
- 5 – 1 x 4 cut at 9 inches (arms)
Step 1) After the cuts were made I drilled and screwed 3 1/2 inches screws from the back of the supports into the edge of the bottom piece. Step 2) Using a stud finder, locate the studs to where you will attach the holders. Most studs are located 16 inches apart. Using the laser level to assist with alignment I attached the holders to the studs with 3 1/2 inches screws.Step 3) Attach the arms to the bottom pieces using 2 1/2 inch screws.We attached three holders 32 inches apart for the longer wood pieces and 16 inches apart for the shorter pieces. I am delighted the wood got off of the floor and with how it cleaned up the area.
*I felt that the holders held the wood very well, however if you feel there isn’t enough support then add some metal brackets for extra support.I hope this post has helped you with an easy way to store and organize your wood. Now I just need to figure out how to store my much larger and smaller wood pieces.