|Project by KnotCurser||posted 01-10-2016 03:40 PM||1859 views||10 times favorited||5 comments|
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…......
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