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Bora Portamate Lumber Rack System, 6-Tier

Keep your lumber and molding selection neatly organized and easily accessible with this six-level lumber rack.
Item #
41961
Rating:
90% of 100
Quick, where's that bubinga you've been saving for your wife's new jewelry box? You'll find it a lot faster and it will be in much better shape when it's conveniently organized in your workshop!

Features:
  • Multi-purpose racking system
  • Six levels of storage
  • Holds 110 lbs. of material per level
  • Black vertical support bars are 41'' tall and Orange horizontal bars provide a shelf depth of 12.25''
(1) Portamate Lumber Rack System
More Information
Brand Portamate
Manufacturer Part Number PBR001
Weight 13.9000
4.5 / 5.0
179 Reviews
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Works great
October 18, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
These racks made a big difference in my shop was able to make room in the shop and and throw away junk.
Have small shop and these racks made a big difference in my shop.
Have small shop and these racks made a big difference in my shop.
October 16, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
It was very easy to install and definitely made things more organized.
October 13, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Does what it claims
Rack does what they say, great for organizing and storing lumber, so far so good
October 11, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great
So far it is a good product and was easy to put up
October 11, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Piece of cake to install
I had made a bunch of designs for my lumber storage. Once I looked at cost of materials and the strain on my brain, it was a no-brainer to purchase this unit. Easy to install and carries a decent load. Hard to go wrong.
October 8, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Lumber Everywhere
Good organizer, decent storage weight per shelf. It is as described.
October 8, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Like the portamate fir storing good lumber
Nicely made. Easy to install.
October 5, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
very useful
I bought this because it was on sale and am glad I did. It was easy to assemble and install and holds all the extra pieces of wood that had been taking up space in the garage in a way that's easy to get to.
October 3, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I bought the Portamate Lumber Rack system because it provides the ability to get to the lumber I want without going through the whole stack. I have a whole wall dedicated to the lumber and I use a couple of levels each for oak, walnut and cherry. I have had it mounted for about three weeks. I used 3-inch screws for the lowers set but I ran into a problem with the upper set and the screws would not go into the studs so I had to use some heavy-duty mollies.
July 4, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Guy has got to keep his "stuff " organized, this is my third one. Works in shop for wood, PVC, metal or whatever. Well made product and easy to install.
J O on Dec 11, 2019
need room And Christmas Gift
Bill on Dec 8, 2019
Guy has got to keep his "stuff " organized, this is my third one. Works in shop for wood, PVC, metal or whatever. Well made product and easy to install.
J O on Dec 11, 2019
Need to clean up our small workspace and get the wood off of the floor. This looks like a good solution.
Deborah N on Dec 10, 2019
need room And Christmas Gift
Bill on Dec 8, 2019
I can't afford a bigger garage
Brian C on Nov 30, 2019
Bought this several years ago and now need to expand.
DAVID P on Nov 30, 2019
I need to store my trim wood and extra pieces of slab wood from my sawmill 👍
monty I on Nov 30, 2019
Need to protect expensive lumber and keep them straight and above ground.
Subhashis M on Nov 30, 2019
moving into a new shop area and need simple lumber storage
larry m on Nov 29, 2019
Organize the woodworking portion of the extra garage.
Adrienne S on Nov 29, 2019
i have one and it's great. buying as a gift.
CHRIS M on Nov 29, 2019
This will organize the various types of wood used in my home shop.
Russell V on Nov 29, 2019
BUILT A NEW STORAGE SHED WITH NOT ENOUGH SHELF SPACE. THIS ID THE BEST AND THE FASTEST WAY MAKE IT SHED SPOUSE FRIENDLY.
Newton W on Nov 23, 2019
Gift for my son-inlaw
Edgar L on Nov 15, 2019
Exactly what I was looking for in my brand new garage.
Donald R on Nov 1, 2019
Looked like the best rack available.
Tom S on Oct 15, 2019
Need board storage
Robert E on Sep 26, 2019
Looks like a space saver
william b on Sep 24, 2019
small shop, need space savings.
Archer D on Sep 20, 2019
I have loose lumber standing on their ends taking up room so I will try this system.
Jerry I on Sep 19, 2019
Easier than building
Russell P on Sep 14, 2019
Was going to build something, but this went on sale
David F on Sep 12, 2019
I have a small shop and when I find a good deal on materials I like to make larger purchases. This gives me the opportunity to make that purchase while having a place to store
Mike T on Sep 10, 2019
looks like good wall wood storage
Jeffrey C on Sep 9, 2019
Wanted to replace my makeshift racks with something that will look nicer and allow for better storage.
James V on Sep 8, 2019
Starting my own shop in my garage
David D on Sep 7, 2019
Great deal! And i need something practical to hang lumber and make more space in the shop. This seems like the perfect fit and i will have room to store sheet goods underneath.
Andrew B on Sep 4, 2019
for storage
JERRY E on Sep 2, 2019
I have a small space and they look strong enough for my lumber.
JIM W on Jul 21, 2019
Was looking for a simple, inexpensive way to organize some longer items. Plan to attach to the outside of my garage. Positive reviews helped me decide.
Marvin D on Jul 5, 2019
Works great
Casseniette P on Jun 30, 2019
Quick wood rack storage solution.
Lawrence M on Jun 5, 2019
On sale
Jonathan B on May 19, 2019
Easy to assemble and mount on the wall. Having 6 tiers, I will be able to get most of the wood that is sitting on the floor of our garage up and out of the way. That will free up some much needed floor space.
Janice N on May 14, 2019
beginner woodworker.. 1 yr of scrap piling up. Liked the reviews
Jo M on May 7, 2019
I saw these at the show in Atlanta and want to try them
Dale B on May 2, 2019
Looks sturdy, got great reviews, and was on sale!
Jody H on May 1, 2019
Need material storage
Bing on Mar 29, 2019
I already have one just like this. I needed to expand my lumber rack storage.
Dennis B on Feb 21, 2019
Already have two sets. excellent price.
Steven B on Jan 30, 2019
Lots of loose/ scrap lumber and not much space to store it equals wall lumber rack, plus discounted.
nathan t on Jan 27, 2019
I just received one that I bought a week ago, mounted it, really like it, but wanted to add two more to provide better support for longer boards.
Vernon G on Jan 18, 2019
I have one that works well at home and needed two for our new wood shop at the HS.
Charles A on Jan 17, 2019
Have one, love it, so I found a place in my shop for another.
martinsilver on Jan 13, 2019
Need more storage space, and this item got good reviews.
Kenneth M on Jan 2, 2019
lumber and shelves in shop
Ronald G on Jan 2, 2019
special price
JOHN S on Jan 1, 2019
Storage in shop
James R on Jan 1, 2019
I want to create off the floor, easily visible & organized access to available lumber.
A. C on Dec 24, 2018
Organize my garage/workshop
Arthur S on Dec 24, 2018
To create more floor space in my shop
Ron M on Dec 22, 2018
Need to clean up our small workspace and get the wood off of the floor. This looks like a good solution.
Deborah N on Dec 10, 2019
I can't afford a bigger garage
Brian C on Nov 30, 2019
I need to rack heavy lumber (e.g. 2-3" thick and 7-11' long) for bar tops and and thicker materials for fireplace mantels. Could two of these units be erected next to each other to increase carrying capacity? Also, can some larger tubular steel be place over the horizontal pieces to make it able to rack 20" wide pieces?
Jerryco on May 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: A. Sure. Put one vertical on each stud if you want. B. Don't see how, wouldn't even try. The horizontal pieces don't seem strong enough to bear the load: I bet they'd bend.
When you say "each," do you mean each single bracket or each pair of brackets?
Bruce B on Sep 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 'Each' refers to one complete system, both uprights with six levels for storing
Can I store my lumber on edge instead of flat?
Joe E on Apr 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The rack shelf spacing is aprox. 6". You can redrill for wider spacing. So I guess the answer is YES after you set your shelf spacing to what you need.
Are these sold as a pair or single vertical units?
Nick P on May 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. They come as a nice functional pair and work very well for wood storage.
Can you cut them in half to make a longer rack??
ECduzzit on Jun 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: it is not recommended
I would like to get the lumber rack but the place I'm going to use is like a storage unit that I can't drill holes in walls will it sit on the floor on its own?
Sammy G on Jul 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I purchased 2 treated 4x4x6 post and used hose clamps to mount around support post of storage building which were on 4' centers. Mounted rack on post. So far so good.
Is this wall mount or free standing?
Spike on Mar 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This lumber rack mounts to the wall,it is very strong and holds a good amount of lumber.
I can see the height and the depth but not the length from end to end?!???
Crowing rooster on Nov 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You mount the end rails to the wall individually, so that part is up to you. If you mount them too far apart, any lumber you store may sag and bow in the middle. Too close together and the ends of your lumber will drop causing upward bow in the center. Mine are 4 ft apart with no problem for 8 ft lumber.
Are the six layers fixed as part of the vertical supports or could I use just three for example for stuff that's 8 or 10 inches high?
Lonelyringer on Dec 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can skip layers to allow more room and also change the location of the layers by drilling new screw holes in alternate positions.
Could two of these be used back to back and mounted on casters to make a mobile rack?
Evan P on May 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That would depend on how much weight you put on them. I suppose if you built an "a-frame" style rack it could be loaded up without tipping over.
Do you have a rack with more weight capacity?
Richard D on Jun 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I've have had the rack for several years and it has easily carried 3-400 Bd. Ft. of 4/4 material. I bought two rack systems and attached the rails at 48" centers to an external 2x4 which was then attached to the metal studs of the building through the sheetrock.
My basement walls are solid poured concrete. what method and materials should I use to attach the system to the wall?
Richard H on May 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Concrete anchors. Several styles readily available in any hardware store. Choose one that will support your anticipated weight.
Would I be able to use this out doors? Would there be a problem of rusting?
David S on Nov 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Here in AZ at 5500 ft it wouldn't be :) It is very well made and very sturdy, well coated/painted. With an over hang I think it would be fine in a humid climate... having lived in Portland, OR for four years. Mine is loaded up all the time and rock solid not to mention 'elegant in its simplicity'. Hope this helps.

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Dan R

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I plan to install in my shop. how long are the uprights? I need at least 5 ft. Do they come longer?
Roger L on Sep 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The rack is 41 inches high. iF YOU NEED 5 FEET OR LONGER, YOU COULD GET 2 RACKS AND PUT ONE OVER THE OTHER. i AM VERY HAPPY WITH MY RACK.