Easy Build Drying Stand That Works Great

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Project by Joe posted 06-23-2018 12:03 AM 1248 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve tried several of different drying stand gadgets, done work near as well as the double 1/4 inch peg board stand. I ran across this in a woodworking magazine.

Start with 2 identical pieces of 1/4 inch peg board, a size that fits your needs. I chose 24”X24”, I sometimes dry several pieces at a time.

I cut 5 – 3” long 1/4” dowels, they can be longer if you want. You’ll add more dowels later. There are several ways to cut them, pick one that’s safe.

Use these dowels to aline the the peg boards, they should fit right on top of each other perfectly. Cut 4 – 1” square strips of wood to length, depending on the size of your drying stand. I used 1” square pieces because it gave the best stability to the pegs. However 3/4” plywood strips would work too. Glue and nail them to the sides of one of the peg boards. Now take the 2nd piece of peg board and place it on top. Use the dowels to aline it in place. Glue and nail it together. Choose one side to put your non-skid feet on.

The feet allow the pegs to go through both pieces of peg board giving the pegs added stability. Use a pencil sharpener to sharpen your pegs to the same size. Now you have a versatile peg board drying stand.

Thanks for looking

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#1 posted 06-23-2018 12:12 AM

great idea joe
after many different ways
i like this one the best
will borow it myself
maybe 2 different sizes
long and skiny for boards
and like yours
multiple choice arangments


-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-23-2018 12:59 AM

This is a neat trick, appears to be a better way to dry small projects than others I have seen. Congratulations on a job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 06-23-2018 03:54 AM

Joe, this is a great idea. Looks like you had to sharpen pencils for the whole class. Nice work. This would be effective across a broad range of sizes of projects. I especially like the versatility.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 06-23-2018 06:21 AM

Nice contrasting corners!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 06-23-2018 09:34 AM

Nice drying setup, Joe.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#6 posted 06-23-2018 11:54 AM

Great idea, I will make one of these too, maybe a few of them. Now I can get rid of the many, many little scrap blocks I use to set drying pieces on – will make for a much better set up! Thanks for the idea!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#7 posted 06-23-2018 12:38 PM

This is a fine addition to your shop. Nice work! BTW, that’s a fine box.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 06-23-2018 01:14 PM

Great ideal, defenitly will be an addition to the shop.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#9 posted 06-23-2018 03:45 PM

Thanks for the great idea Joe. I will be making one of those.

-- Dan

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#10 posted 06-23-2018 06:59 PM

Great idea!
It could even be hung on the wall when not in use (by a few pegs) and used as a peg board for storing a few tools.
I like it!

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#11 posted 06-23-2018 08:46 PM

Joe, the more I think about this idea, the better I like it. It is relatively easy to make and so versatile. I will definitely be making one of these for the shop. I think I’ll need to make mine a bit smaller so I can coat the wood and then carry it outside to dry. Thanks for sharing this great drying rack.

You really did a nice job of using pictures to illustrate how this was made. I can see that the feet would help to make the pins more stable. Good detail to include for us. What a nice posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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