Here is a lumber rack that I made over a year ago now. It has proved very useful for holding offcuts and all manner of small pieces. The trapezoidal shape and different lengths of dowels make it very flexible.
|lumber rack, holding 2' - 4' boards|
|1" dowels are removable.|
Construction was fairly simple. I stacked pairs of 2x4's on each side, and tilted them at a 15 degree angle. I put lag bolts through where each side happened to cross in front of a stud. Also, I screwed it to the cieling beam and a horizontal rail on top of one of the built-in worktables in the workshop.
|Main supports are attached to the structure of the house wherever possible.|
1" holes at regular intervals hold various length oak dowels, which can be swapped or removed as needed, depending on what is being stored at the moment.
|This rack can hold a lot. In this picture you can see where I put a horizontal member in the frame with extra dowel holes.|