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Drying Rack fixing a storage problem

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Project by Kjuly posted 08-04-2009 06:55 PM 8622 views 38 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The challenge of storing your work while the finish dries has always been a big headache. Nothing is more aggravating than to apply a nice finish and then bump it or drag the air hose across your work, before the finish has had time to cure. I have used sawhorses and every flat surface in the shop to store stuff while finishing but I needed a better system. The rack is made of 2″ x 4″s and cabinet hinges. The supports are 3/4″ x 3/4″ x 16″ scrap wood that are set into square holes cut with a hollow chisel mortiser. The square supports could be replaced with dowels and a drill used for the holes. For this rack I have used a little over 8 feet of wall space and I can put an entire set of kitchen cabinet doors on it with room to spare.
How do you solve this problem in your shop?

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI www.julyswoodworks.com





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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 08-04-2009 07:06 PM

Keith, this is a pretty nice solution to a common problem that most of us face. This obviously occupies a small footprint and is out of the way when not needed.

Nice idea.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 08-04-2009 07:46 PM

this is pure brilliant!

Thanks for sharing. I’m sure this thing is worth it’s weight in gold to many people here.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 08-04-2009 08:03 PM

Very clever idea.
Roger

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.rogergaborski.com

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#4 posted 08-04-2009 09:25 PM

GREAT Idea! WOW! 10X over!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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BeachedBones

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#5 posted 08-05-2009 12:29 AM

Nicely innovative, and for those without that much wall space, I imagine the same concept could be put on a rolling cart. Good project.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#6 posted 08-05-2009 01:24 AM

Awesome idea. Thanks for sharing, I may have to steel the idea

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#7 posted 08-05-2009 01:28 AM

Cool! I should make one for the laundry room so I can double time it to dry socks when not in use…

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cabinetmaster

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#8 posted 08-05-2009 01:41 AM

WOWWWY…........... You just solved a problem for me and my small workshop. I might also be able to use this idea at work. Thanks

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#9 posted 08-05-2009 03:52 AM

Great thinking…There is no “I may steal this idea” here…..I AM stealing this idea lol.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#10 posted 08-05-2009 03:59 AM

Great Idea Keith well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 08-05-2009 04:06 AM

Stupendous idea!! And great execution!! A 10 from all the judges!!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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Kjuly

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#12 posted 08-05-2009 05:06 PM

I must say..WOW. Thank you for all the kind words. I am glad that you find this useful.

Wolwdwrkr, DonK and Cabinetmaster,
You can’t steal this because I am giving it to you as a gift. As in any idea there is always room for improvement and this is no exception. If you use this idea, and I hope you do, please post a few pictures of your version.
Pass this along and let’s see how many different ways our fellow woodworkers can improve on this rack.

Durnik,
”Stupendous idea!! And great execution!! A 10 from all the judges!”
A “10” and we haven’t even made it to the swimsuit event yet,
Thanks again

-- Keith, Charlotte, MI www.julyswoodworks.com

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#13 posted 08-05-2009 11:09 PM

Great idea! Cool project

-- Allegheny Woodshop

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#14 posted 08-06-2009 07:30 PM

Very cool idea…and yes, I may have one for drying my socks as well.

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#15 posted 08-09-2009 04:47 AM

Very good design.

-- BigEd, sawdust maker in Ohio

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