AXLE STAND, holds 4 axles
Needs a bit more space between axles so the measurements below are bigger by 1-2 between the axles than the pics above
So start with 40 4x4 that will be little taller than the 35 of post/rod height needed. The top can be notched to hold a set of extra axles or similar. The posts above are 34 and a bit too short.
Qty 2 4x4 that are 40 long and sq cut
Qty 2 or 4, 2x6 feet that are 15 long and cut sq
if use 4 feet they will be doubled up, stronger
Qty 1 2x6 that is 30 in long for back floor brace
Qty 1 2x4 that is 30 in long for back top brace
Qty 6 elect conduit cut to 8 long, they are Ύ conduit I think almost 1 OD and used 1 spade wood drill
Qty 4 large Ό to 3/8 lag bolts 4-5 long to go thru the feet(s) and secure most of way into 4x4. PreDrill Holes. This is where all the stress is so get good stuff and the correct length. Should go thr Ύ or 2/3 of the 4x4.
The 4x4 will have 1 holes drilled at 12 14 deg angle at 16 , 25 , and 35 from the bottom. This will be 9 above the 2x6 feet or 1st level, then up 9 from second level, and 10 up from the 3rd level. I have big brakes and 44 rears that all have 11 drums, so if you have smaller drums you can lower each level by 1. Knotch the top of 4x4 with circular saw set at 30 deg angle for a 5th storage location.
Mount feet so 3.5 is behind the 4x4, pre drill and then mount with lag bolts & large washers. Large washers give lag bolt head more area so they stay tight. I suggest double feet on each side for strength. Then mount the back floor brace so 4x4 are 30 in across external dimentions. Do the same with the top back brace 2x4. Use std wood screws I used SS deck screws 2 long and used 2 per side.
The first axle on bottom feet secrures the load and makes the system stationary and sturdy.
You can also tie top cross brace to wall with 2x4 or 4x4 for added strength and to keep for tiping. I did not do this, felt pretty strong to me.
Nice cheap way to store axles.
I did a lot of google searches and gen looks and found almost nothing. Do you guys have other good ideas?? Lets see them. This could be done with metal. It would be more money for materials, stonger, but I do not have a welder.
I had all these materials even the lag bolts. My bolts were a little short that is why I did not use double feet like suggested above.