|Project by dsb1829||posted 12-04-2008 06:58 PM||4235 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
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