Quick and easy clamp storage

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Project by dsb1829 posted 12-04-2008 06:58 PM 4940 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I look at the magazine articles, the off the shelf solutions, and my pile of clamps. I am too cheap to buy a clamp rack. I would rather do something more productive than build a clamp rack. That pile isn’t getting any smaller.

So what’s a guy supposed to do?

enter el borato…
A couple of stamped shelf brackets, scrap of pine 1×6, and a scrap of plywood. Add a couple of studs and a handful of screws and you got yerself a $5 clamp rack.

Simply attach the shelf brackets to the studs with decking screws. Attach the shelf to the brackets with wood screws. This gets you the basic rack. You will notice that if you load it up at this point that the rack is very flexy due to those cheap shelf brackets. So I use a squared offcut of 3/4in plywood to shore up the shelf. I used pocket hole screws to attach it, but other methods work just as well.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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#1 posted 12-04-2008 07:46 PM

Thats a good solution. I did something similar. Took an old scrap 2×4 and screwed it into the studs of my garage. I’m still going to make a mobile rack in the future because wall space is at a premium, but it gets the job done for now. Good solution

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#2 posted 12-04-2008 07:47 PM

This very similar to my clamp rack. I hook em on the garage door track of the third car garage door.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#3 posted 12-05-2008 12:26 AM

Nice clamp storage!

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#4 posted 12-06-2008 04:54 PM

Clamps take up alot of room, good solution!

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#5 posted 12-06-2008 05:33 PM

What a great collection of clamps.Good idea to dispay them this way and so easy to find. (lol)

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#6 posted 05-07-2009 02:46 PM

Thanks for the inspiration, Doug! You saved me loads of time! Here’s mine:

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#7 posted 05-14-2009 12:55 AM

More clamp storage great. It makes room for more clamps

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