How do you store long and bulky materials such as lumber, plywood, wood veneer sheets, pipe and other building materials? Lumber racks, also known as plywood storage racks or pipe rack is a popular heavy duty storage rack system designed to hold and store these types of materials.
These lumber storage racks are often used to store large, awkward items both indoors or outdoors. Because they can be used as either single sided or double sided storage, they are a very versatile type of storage system. For this reason, lumber and plywood storage racks are widely used by many industries as a viable storage solution.
Cantilever lumber racks make accessing materials much easier because there is nothing in the front of the rack to restrict accessing the stored materials with a forklift.
With structural cantilever, shelf supports, or arms, extend off the supporting upright column towers. Arms can be spaced 3, 4 or 5 feet apart and the loads rest equally over structural shelf brackets. Loads are center-spaced and supported by the lumber racking system's load support arms, which protrude from the upright towers at equally-spaced heights up to six levels or more.
These load arm supports are designed to ensure storage space with equally distributed weight over the length of lumber and similar items being stored. Heavy duty support of loads is what makes cantilever lumber storage rack the ideal storage system solution for wood, lumber, plywood, sheet rock, wood veneer, vertical bars, tool holders and similar items.
Heavy duty structural I-beam cantilever racks are a very flexible storage solution. They're perfect for lumber and plywood storage because:
- They can support heavy duty load weight capacity.
- They use heavy duty structural I-beams for added strength.
- They offer flexible support arm spacing.
- They are designed to ensure equally distributed weight.
- They can be used up to six levels or more.
If you want to regain some floor space and need a storage shelving system, a customizable rack system for lumber, plywood, vertical bars, tool holders and similar items may just be the space saver storage solution you're looking for.
View photos, sizing and pricing for new & used lumber racks and heavy duty shelving systems. For more information on wood storage shelves, cantilever rack and other shelving system rack sets, check out our Cantilever Rack Buyer's Guide.
All lumber storage rack systems require the following components:
- Cantilever rack uprights - The main vertical structural component in any cantilever rack installation
- Cantilever rack arms - Cantilever arms make up the levels
- Cantilever bracing - Horizontal braces or x-braces go between uprights and stabilize the lumber racking
A typical lumber shelving system consists of uprights, bases, arms and bracing (horizontal and/or x-bracing styles depending upon the size of the rack). Arms and bases can be installed on the front side only, which is known as single sided cantilever racking, or on both the front and back sides, which is known as double sided cantilever racking. Depending upon the space you have available and your individual needs, the configurability of cantilever racking systems are endless.
We carry lumber and cantilever racking and components and are one of the major cantilever racking suppliers in the US. We stock this heavy duty steel racking in both our Minnesota and Pennsylvania locations and offer many different sizes and configurations of lumber rack components and products.
- Pieces of lumber
- Wood veneers
- White oak
- Sheet rock
- Wall paneling
- Sheet steel
- Sheet metal
- Metal and bar stock
- PVC pipe
- Pipe and tube stock
- Vertical bars
SJF's structural cantilever wood racks are most commonly used for heavy duty industrial storage shelving. But now days they are also being used as storage and organizers in garage workshops for storage space, such as what's seen in Home Depot and Lowe's home improvement type stores. Cantilever rack can be powder coated and bolted directly to wall studs for easy installation in home environments for a safe and secure shelving system.
You have storage for power tools, wood screws, pipe clamps, deck screws, lag screws, etc so it makes sense to have storage and organizers for your rolling lumber and other hard to store items. Enter lumber storage rack... Its an easy installation, is heavy duty and can be wall mounted if desired to save floor space.
Lumber storage shelving can be used both indoors and out. For outdoor storage, optional overhead roof structures can be added to the structure, which are supported by the cantilever upright towers themselves. For more information about rack-supported warehouse storage structures, visit our cantilever rack with roofs page.
Contact your SJF solutions specialists for additional details regarding costs associated with adding roof structures and other optional add-ons to store lumber using SJF's cantilever rack sets.
SJF's lumber & plywood storage rack systems are engineered with American-made parts using American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) standards, which typically meets or exceeds Rack Manufacturer's Institute (RMI) standards.
AISC standards were developed to guide the design of large steel structures such as bridges and buildings. Building using the most stringent standards in structural rack design along with our conservative approach to structural rack design means you can be confident that equipment you purchase from SJF will keep both your people and your product safe and secure. All rack beams and columns are manufactured using structural steel with wide flange beams and a 50 KSI minimum yield, offering greater strength and durability compared to roll-formed steel.
SJF is a nationwide stocking distributor of new & used single sided and double sided cantilever storage racks and shelving. Now offering shipping from our Minnesota and Pennsylvania stocking locations. SJF offers a wide array of models, sizes and arm lengths with weight capacities to meet even the most demanding requirements.
Contact us using the form below. We will assign one of our systems specialists to help you find the best rack idea for your pieces of lumber, vertical bar, red oak, tool storage, sheet metal, etc. He or she will contact you to discuss a lumber storage rack system specifically designed for you and your company. We don't do cookie cutter solutions here, folks.
Your systems specialist will provide you with a written set of guidelines and options in a pdf plan based on your storage system requirements, budget and needs.
At SJF, we pride ourselves on offering 21st century solutions to century old problems. Let us solve your lumber rack storage problems so you can spend time doing what you do best - making product and making money.
Please call (320) 485-4974 (direct sales line), (800) 598-5532 (toll-free) or Email Us for pricing, availability and lead times. If you don't see what you're looking for, our sales specialists can often find it.
We also carry several different carts to work with your storage solution rack sets, such as lumber carts, plywood carts, sheet good carts and sheet goods rack carts.
Pricing & availability subject to change without notice.