$69.99 Each
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Keep your lumber and molding selection neatly organized and easily accessible with this six-level lumber rack.

Portamate Lumber Rack System

Item #
41961
Rating:
90% of 100
Portamate Lumber Rack System Portamate Lumber Rack System Portamate Lumber Rack System
Portamate Lumber Rack System
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
Tech Spec No
Tech Docs
4.5 / 5.0
121 Reviews
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Working Fine
Installed two pairs of the Portamates to accommodate 12 foot lumber I stock (keeps supports close enough to help prevent warpage). Easy to install. So far, working perfectly. I now have my stock organized. It' wonderful to look at the rack and know what I have without pawing through a big pile of lumber.
August 14, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great storage rack
Easy to install. Works as intended. Looks great and a neat installation.
July 28, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Flexible storage
I have installed three rack systems so far and have a fourth one waiting for me to clear a path to the wall. Two are in the unheated portion of my shop building and the balance are going into the heated side. For their size they hold an amazing amount of weight. I work in hardwoods and 4/4 boards add up fast in oak and maple.
July 11, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
This is pretty good for a garage.
Nice! Adequately sized for a garage
July 1, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Wood rack for lumber
After mounting them it hold all my wood up off the floor and I feel like the are secure on the wall
May 29, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Just what I needed to organize my boards.
March 23, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Portamate Lumber Rack is cost effective storage solution
The Portamate Lumber Rack is a low cost way to store lumber, pipes and any other long items that you can't stand on end for storage. The unit takes very little space and will hold hundreds of pounds. I ordered two sets and placed them at 32" intervals which equals 8' and is half the distance the units are designed to be spaced. I did this because I was not sure how strong the units would actually be. After installation, I wouldn't have any hesitation with spacing them 64" apart as per instructions. I looked at several options for lumber storage and for the price these can not be beat. If I had more wall space, I would order more.
March 13, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great product. Look forward to checking out more products from Portamate
I really should have bought 2. It has worked out really well. It's amazing how much it helped in organizing the shop.
February 10, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product
Very impressed with the stability of these racks. I have 4 sets in my shop now making up too large racks. Make sure to pay attention when installing and don't do it backwards like I did my first one. The screws to not come back out.
Very strong
Very strong
February 5, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great ststem
January 5, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I have a limited narrow space in which to store lumber. This system will solve my lumber organization problem.
Jeff I on Oct 2, 2018
Needed it and it was on sale.
Billy P on Jul 22, 2018
I have a limited narrow space in which to store lumber. This system will solve my lumber organization problem.
Jeff I on Oct 2, 2018
tired of making my own
john s on Jul 29, 2018
Needed it and it was on sale.
Billy P on Jul 22, 2018
First, I trust Rockler to carry good equipment/tools. Second, there were many good reviews of the product.
George B on Jul 21, 2018
Have already hung 2 sets and were so impressed with the results I could use another 2 sets to complete my system
Walter F on Jul 7, 2018
Moved into new house, many projects to be completed. This rack will help sort new lumber.
John L on Jul 2, 2018
Ease of use
George A on Jul 1, 2018
reviews and price
martinsilver on Jun 29, 2018
Need floor space and this solution fit the need for my shop garage perfectly.
LEE M on Jun 28, 2018
To help better organize my garage shop
Scott L on Jun 25, 2018
Strength and price
Dennis on Jun 13, 2018
I've tried them, they work well.
Douglas M on Jun 12, 2018
Looked to be the most convenient an easier to install.
Tom H on Jun 9, 2018
Already have one, needed a second one.
Walter T on Jun 1, 2018
My garage is a mess. With SIX lateral supports, I'll have more options than my current plan. I've already built a very flexible rolling cut-offs bin, and I'll soon build a sheet-goods holder. This product will allow me better organization of long wood pieces, and I'll appreciate the ease of having good visual access too.
Robin L on Jun 1, 2018
To use in my garage for all my lumber laying around on the floor.
Norma P on May 30, 2018
Because I am too lazy to build my own and this was an easy solution. Also a little slimmer than building one out of wood.
Keith P on May 23, 2018
Increase storage space within the heated part of my shop building.
KEN C on May 14, 2018
Needed a storage system in the garage for lumber, and the many positive reviews helped me decide!
Hannah M on May 11, 2018
I have one already and liked it so I bought two more
Elwood H on May 2, 2018
Needed place to organize and store lumber
Tom S on Apr 18, 2018
Need better lumber storage option. Currently keep lumber on homemade rack outside and under a tarp. Garage recently rebuilt taller than original so racks will fit inside keeping wood dry.
Scott P on Mar 1, 2018
Need the room in my shop.
Robert V on Mar 1, 2018
The price was right and it looks like a great organizing system for lumber and piping
CRAIG G on Mar 1, 2018
Need to organize lumber in my shop.
Lon W on Mar 1, 2018
need expanded wood storage in upcoming new space
James R on Feb 24, 2018
Easy solution for lumber storage
Matthew N on Feb 22, 2018
More initial shelves than other makes, plus there is limited space where unit is to be installed.
Joe O on Feb 22, 2018
To help get the shop organized and the wood off the floor.
JIM A on Feb 17, 2018
Want to clean and organize my garage of all the scrap material
Jared J on Feb 16, 2018
wanted to expand what I already have
Rene L on Jan 19, 2018
had 2 needed another
Ron H on Dec 27, 2017
price was discounted to point where it made sense.
Phelps P on Dec 20, 2017
Compact and strong enough for my needs. Store lumber off the floor and able to separate into visual categories at eye level
Edgar H on Dec 20, 2017
We have lots of lumber to stack.
James P on Dec 18, 2017
Great Racks !!
I have one set and have ordered 2 more. They are everything I expected of them. They are solid, strong and will hold as much as I want to put on them.
Marc M on Dec 17, 2017
This seemed like the most economical way to store my lumber. Been looking for a solution to quite some time.
Gilbert S on Dec 16, 2017
Needed storage space, get it off floor. Have made purchases here before and have been satisfied with products I have bought.
Ron H on Dec 15, 2017
Good price. Easier to mount and more secure than making my own.
Sally J P on Dec 7, 2017
shop space
Beth M on Dec 6, 2017
Space saver.
Bing C on Dec 6, 2017
Christmas present for husband
Conni H on Nov 27, 2017
I have one and it works great. Need another.
Russell T on Nov 24, 2017
just what i needed!
Fred F on Jul 5, 2017
I need to get my expensive hardwood inventory off the floor and organized.
BETTER RACK THAN I HAVE NOW
KEN F on Jul 1, 2017
cannot build one for that price
David F on Jun 28, 2017
I already have two. Great Storage.
peter on Jun 25, 2017
Need storage for project wood
John O on Jun 25, 2017
I bought this rack system to keep my special wood pieces flat and up off the floor. I am setting up a new shop and I have been putting most of my wood selecetion on end in a barrel.
BoataRDavid on Jun 21, 2017
tired of making my own
john s on Jul 29, 2018
First, I trust Rockler to carry good equipment/tools. Second, there were many good reviews of the product.
George B on Jul 21, 2018
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: Mine slides down the rail until it hits a stop-screw. I suppose, unless they have changed the design in the 2 years since I bought it, that you could drill new holes and move the stop-screw......
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.
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.
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.