How to Fit 28 Clamps in Less than TWO Feet of Wall Space!

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Project by KnotCurser posted 01-10-2016 03:40 PM 2447 views 11 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I keep seeing pictures of these expansive clamp racks that take up entire walls. That’s all good, but I have a relatively small workshop and my wall space is very valuable! I needed a way to store all (or mostly all) of my larger clamps in a tiny area and still have them easily accessible.

I took most of this idea from a video from Steve Ramsey (WWMM) and modified it to fit my needs.

It easily holds the following:

4 Long Cabinet Clamps
4 Short Cabinet Clamps
12 Pipe Clamps
8 Small Bar Clamps

That’s around 80 pounds of clamps in 22 inches of wall space!

I used 3/4 Plywood set into routed dadoes – both screwed from the rear as well as glued. I also ensured I had at least 10 screws directly into studs in the wall. I can hang on this and it doesn’t move. :-)

It’s served me well for the last five years and doesn’t appear to be replaced any time soon.

To tell the truth, if I were to make it again I would make it stick out about two more inches so I don’t have to so carefully arrange the cabinet clamps.

Now to find a better place for all my spring clamps, C-Clamps, etc….etc….etc…......



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 01-10-2016 03:43 PM

Good idea well done Bob

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#2 posted 01-10-2016 03:49 PM

I like!

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#3 posted 01-10-2016 10:08 PM

Hmmmmm, may have to change my setup. Yours is much more efficient. Nice job

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 01-10-2016 11:09 PM

Very nice storage for those very needed clamps.

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#5 posted 01-11-2016 03:02 AM

I’ve been thinking of something like this. Thanks for the post. Looks like it worked out well.

-- Kevin May "Making wood useful and fun!"

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