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Unread 09-12-2013, 09:35 AM   #1
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Hard Door Storage Rack = Done

I'd been toying with an idea to store all four doors up and out of the way somehow in my garage, since I lacked space for a rolling cart and never liked leaving them on the floor (on a sleep mat), easily accessible to my 2.5-yr old's hands.
I'd used the Rubbermaid FastTrack system around the garage, and decided to go with it again for the doors, using a single 48" rail ($10) and 4 ladder hooks ($10/ea) at Lowes. The rail is rated to 1500 lbs, but the weak links are the hooks, only rated at 50 lbs each.
I estimated 2 doors to weigh around 100lbs or slightly less, but with everything on, I was able to put more weight on the system and everything felt quite strong. The rail is secured to 3 studs, 2 screws each. I also added the typical foam insulation to keep the hooks from digging into door window gaskets.
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Unread 09-12-2013, 10:49 AM   #2
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Looks Good! Been thinking about something like this. My blown out shoulders won't allow me to lift my doors that high, but I have a nice spot about eye level picked out in the back of my garage.
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Unread 09-12-2013, 10:51 AM   #3
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Looks good
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Unread 09-12-2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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Great Job!

Source of the hangers?
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Unread 09-12-2013, 02:28 PM   #5
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That is a great idea for when the doors come off.
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Unread 09-12-2013, 03:27 PM   #6
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Looks Good! Been thinking about something like this. My blown out shoulders won't allow me to lift my doors that high, but I have a nice spot about eye level picked out in the back of my garage.
Thanks! The rear doors aren't bad, but the fronts were tough to lift high, just no good grip spot.

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Source of the hangers?
Thanks, I picked everything up at Lowes, but I think Home Depot also carries it, and even Walmart I think.
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Unread 09-12-2013, 04:41 PM   #7
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These look great, this may be on the list for next week.

Anyone know if there's any long term issues hanging the doors by the sills?
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Unread 09-13-2013, 10:11 AM   #8
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These look great, this may be on the list for next week.

Anyone know if there's any long term issues hanging the doors by the sills?
I'd read a few posts that mentioned potential warping, but read rebuttals from folks who've stored their doors like this for years with no issues.
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