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Here's a plane storage rack I put together recently, copied from a design by Howard Rush.
This one holds eight planes, but can obviously adapted for most any number.
Howard build his with more ground clearance, so there would be room for a tool box underneath. Mine's relatively short, so that the rack (with planes) will fit in my little station wagon.
On Howard's version, the vertical members (between the wings) were a lot shorter. Luckily, none of this is too critical.
These views illustrate the parts more clearly. There are only 3 kinds of parts, all available from Home Depot.
Here are two more examples by a famous combat flyer who's been dabbling in the dark arts.
He deliberately makes the lower braces at least 16" long so that he can suspend a rack full of planes from a couple of hooks in the wall.
Here are 2 views of an elaborate rack that Howard Rush uses to store planes up between the floor joists at the top of his basement. It can be unhooked and lowered for more convenient access.
Mark Rudner recently moved to a new apartment and had to reorganize. He picked up this rack (orginally intended as a rolling double clothes-hanging rack) from a local hardware store.