drying rack

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Project by Greedo posted 01-07-2011 10:33 PM 2572 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i was in desperate need for a drying rack where i could let dry all my projects peacefully instead of laying them all over the place.
my requirements were:
-not take any place when not in use
-cheap and fast to make
-minial contact with the supported piece.
-made of wood entirely

this is what i came up with, a pine frame with square holes drilled in it at a 45 degree angle. simply by using my hollow chisel mortiser with the chisel turned at 45 degrees to the fence.
this way the beech sticks that are inserted in the holes only touch the piece on a minimal surface. and the vertical diameter of the sticks is larger that way, so i hope they are a bit stronger.

my only regret is that i didn’t make enough holes, one or two more rows would have been better.

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Bob Simmons

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#1 posted 01-07-2011 10:56 PM

Smart idea! How are these attached to the wall? French cleats?

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV,

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#2 posted 01-07-2011 10:58 PM

Excellent solution for table like pieces.

Happy Holidays!

-- My English and my woodworking are matching skills.

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#3 posted 01-08-2011 02:12 AM

Interesting setup there good job figuring out your delima.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 01-08-2011 09:16 AM

Bob, i was too lazy to make french cleats so i just screwed it into the drywall (when i made the drywall i did insert wooden supports at a certain height in wich i could attach things like this. the drywall alone would be ripped apart by the weight)

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#5 posted 01-13-2011 06:26 PM

Almost exactly what I did in my shop. Custom cabinetry involves a lot of drying racks. I had enough to hold about 60 doors and 30 end panels at once. Just like you did there but with only about 6 inches space between shelves. Good luck with all your projects!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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