|Project by DLCW||posted 07-31-2011 11:47 PM||8500 views||42 times favorited||12 comments|
As requested by several people after seeing my wall unit I posted here are pictures of the drying rack I use when spray finishing in my shop.
This drying rack design came from a colleague on another forum that I hang out on. I take no credit for the design.
The whole thing is made from a 32” x 32” MDO base with some casters attached. The stackable arms are made from 3/4” MDF and in my case I cut them on my CNC as I don’t have the patience to do this with a jig/band saw and a router template. Many people have made this rack using the jig/band saw and router template method so don’t think you need a CNC to cut all the parts. You can fit 28 arms per piece of 48×96 sheet of MDF. I’ve attached a couple of photos of the sheet layout.
The key to the whole rack is the interlocking arms that are tied together with the slots. These have to fit SNUGLY. If they don’t the drying rack will be very tippy and not very stable. You could put a heavy part on one side and the whole thing could tip over.
Each pair of arms can store 2 parts almost as wide as you want and up to about 20” deep. I’ve placed as many as 35 solid hickory raised panel cabinet doors on this rack for drying after spraying and had no problems. I’ve put bookshelf parts up to 5’ long and about 14” deep by 3/4” thick. It can hold parts up to about 1.25” thick.
If I’ve uploaded too many photos, I apologize to all.
If you have questions please feel free to contact me.
-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - http://www.dlwoodworks.com - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"