Craft Paint Holders and Brush Rack

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-30-2013 04:08 PM 3752 views 13 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some craft paint bottle holders I made some years ago when my wife was painting a lot. They are made with Oak frames and oak faced plywood. Each rack holds 160 bottles of paint. The frame is mounted on a lazy Susan so she can easily access both sides. She has them somewhat in order by number or color- not sure which. After one got filled pretty quick, the other one was not far behind. This is the idea I will use for my spray paint can storage,too. These racks are finished with clear lacquer.

The last 2 shots are of the paint brush rack for her painting table. It holds 66 brushes in the first row and 60 in the back row. They are unfinished pine. I wish I had that many router bits!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 11-30-2013 04:36 PM

Very crafty Jim.
It will work very well with spray cans with color matched lids.
You must have a lot.

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#2 posted 11-30-2013 04:39 PM

Outstanding! What a great idea you came up with!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 11-30-2013 05:35 PM

Great job and very functional. I built my wife several of these to hold her paints as well. I really like your design. Great job

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#4 posted 11-30-2013 07:01 PM

Jim, this is amaizing and very useful, especially when it looks so good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 11-30-2013 07:52 PM

Great organizers JIM and I hope my wife doesn’t see this I have enough on the go for Christmas as it is .
I can see this working for your rattle cans but wonder about what would happen if they are store on their sides.

-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 11-30-2013 10:07 PM


It didn’t take you very long to decide to do it!!

Looks COOL!

That save a LOT of SPACE!!

COOL design! You didn’t mention Rotary units! :)
In your original post question, I pictured it ALL on a wall Side…

Very nice…

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#7 posted 11-30-2013 11:25 PM

Very practical and also a space saver…......126 Router Bits would be very nice!!!!!!



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#8 posted 12-01-2013 12:07 AM

Great builds on these projects, they look functional and artistic. Hope your router bit collection will require one with 126 spaces too.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#9 posted 12-01-2013 01:04 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed Jim! Thanks For Sharing!


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#10 posted 12-01-2013 01:56 AM

I believe you came up with a great idea for your spray paints. That’s a neat holder for the wife’s paint. It sure will organize things in any event. Good thinking Jim. That is a lot of holes to drill.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 12-01-2013 02:20 AM

Thats a pretty cool set-up Jim….thankfully my daughter doesnt have time to paint anymore or I might have had to try and build something simular. Nice work sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#12 posted 12-01-2013 04:14 AM

Wonderful organizer Jim! Looking forward to the rattle can version.

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 12-01-2013 05:03 AM

Awesome job Jim. Very organized nice work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#14 posted 12-01-2013 10:35 AM

Handy organizers that save a lot of space and keep everything within reach. They look great too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 12-01-2013 02:27 PM

awesome paint can storage Jim.

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