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Old 07-17-2014, 02:46 AM   #11
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How do you feel about dado(sp?) gaps? Something like this video. TedsFishroom - Racking: http://youtu.be/3ffely-t4iw

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Old 07-17-2014, 08:35 AM   #12
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Those notches are great for sure. Just take care not to over cut the 2x4's, this will weaken the overall structure..

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It looks like it would be harder to be sure that the stand is level. Am I over thinking it?
Also, another question. Say I build a stand, make it level, etc. What if my floor isn't level? Would an oppositely levelled stand from the floor weaken the stand?

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Most floors arnt level, use shim shingles to accomplish true level.. if I were.to build a rack? I wouldn't bother notching. I'd use the 3 " deck screws and jacks. End result would be a beefier rack.. less prone to wobble as well..

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It looks like it would be harder to be sure that the stand is level. Am I over thinking it?
Also, another question. Say I build a stand, make it level, etc. What if my floor isn't level? Would an oppositely levelled stand from the floor weaken the stand?

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As long as all the measurements and cuts are consistent you should be fine. Consistent cuts as in the edge of the cut should be on the same side of the pencil mark each time (assuming the blade bite is thicker than the pencil mark).
I would make the stand level because you may end up moving it and address the leveling through the use of shims.
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