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Project by Elizabeth posted 1233 days ago 5602 views 7 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have a lot of caps in our house and I wanted to get a rack to store them on the wall. I couldn’t find any plans for one anywhere, but I found a picture of a finished one online which gave me some ideas on how to make one myself. This took only a few hours in the shop, though I still have to sand and finish it. I really like how it’s turned out.

The wood is all reclaimed scrap from the local university’s woodshop scrap bin. The top and bottom pieces are oak. The side pieces used to be part of some temporary table or something; not sure what wood it is.

My husband was impressed and really likes it. This is good, because most of the caps in the house are his!





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steliart

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#1 posted 1233 days ago

nice build

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 1233 days ago

wuoldn´t it have been faster just to tosse his caps …. LOL

nice idea Elizabeth thank´s for sharing it

take care
Dennis

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hardwoodman

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#3 posted 1233 days ago

Nice job! But looks like you were making a bar clamp station? LOL

Keep up the good work!

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Elizabeth

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#4 posted 1233 days ago

Or a really poorly sized wine bottle rack!

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woody57

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#5 posted 1233 days ago

looks great
You know, if you were to spread those farther apart, it would be a great fishing rod rack.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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Elizabeth

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#6 posted 1233 days ago

And a little closer together makes it a flute/pennywhistle rack. A pretty versatile basic design!

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WoodenFrog

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#7 posted 1232 days ago

I like it! Great job! let us see it when it is finished.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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3Gwoodguy

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#8 posted 1232 days ago

My wife would say this needs to be my next project. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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rance

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#9 posted 1231 days ago

The sides look like rift sawn pine. Much better than plain sawn for this application. Nice work.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Mark

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#10 posted 1098 days ago

love the idea! i’ve been looking at building myself a hat rack but I don’t want to use so much material for it and this suits it! you dont mind if I steal it do ya?

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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Elizabeth

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#11 posted 1098 days ago

Please feel free – technically it’s not “mine” anyway. Let me know if you need dimensions.

The sanding is a pain. I still haven’t finished it, keep getting distracted by other projects.

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brianneum

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#12 posted 590 days ago

hey Elizabeth I was wondering I could borrow the plan to build this is what I was looking for. it would be greatly appricated.

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Elizabeth

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#13 posted 590 days ago

Hi Brian,

I’m afraid I never really made a plan, I just winged it based on what materials I had available. But I could take the measurements for you if that would help!

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brianneum

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#14 posted 590 days ago

oh ok could you send me the measurements that would be great and thank you very much

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Elizabeth

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#15 posted 587 days ago

Ok, here are the measurements – keep in mind you can adjust these for your needs, My choices were heavily influenced by the scrap lumber dimensions I had to work with!

Top piece: 5” high by 10 3/8” wide by 3/4” thick

Bottom piece: 3” high by 10 3/8” wide by 3/4” thick

Side pieces: 32” high by 2 3/4” wide by 1 1/8” thick

Holes in side pieces: 1 3/4” diameter, made with a Forstner bit.

Slot leading from holes: 11/16” wide. I made a template of the hole and slot, used it to mark lines on the side pieces after the holes were drilled, and cut the slots on my scroll saw.

Hope this helps!

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