|Project by Paul||posted 08-15-2010 05:49 PM||3365 views||31 times favorited||16 comments|
Needing a place for clamps and not wanting to give up too much wall space I built this swinging rack.
The design I believe is by a guy named Suwat Phruksawan.
This rack makes sense. I have it hanging on a door and in that little space I can accommodate 33 clamps.
I changed one thing from the original design. The original had magnetic pulls to hold each layer closed. I opted to put a wood block on the back two sections which gives the next section a place to rest when in the closed position. This will transfer the weight back to the main frame evenly and not allow the sections to sag over time. It also provides enough friction to prohibit any section from swinging open on its own. The little supports for each clamp do need reinforcing blocks, I had two break on me already.
In a hurry to finish this last night I pushed through it, but if I had to do it again I would have routed the outside edge and maybe used some nicer woods for the supports. This rack will be around for ever.
Just added a photo of the hinges but someone below made a good suggestion about piano hinges which would be stronger.