|Project by masterwacker||posted 04-12-2014 11:33 PM||3079 views||12 times favorited||7 comments|
My wife and I bought our house in July 2013 and I have been getting the garage setup into my shop. I have a bunch of clamps that up until now were laying in a pile in the corner of the garage. These racks I built will get about half of my clamps off the ground. Once I build the rest of the racks I will finally have all my clamps off the ground and will stop tripping over them…
For the ceiling rack I bought some schedule 40 1-1/4” PVC and then using a 1-5/8” forstner bit I drilled out 10 holes in each face/back of the rack. The O.D. of the PVC is slightly larger than 1-5/8” so I then had to sand the PVC down some and I also put a chamfer on each end to help with the installation. I put (1) piece of plywood with the 10 holes on my workbench and using a dead blow hammer I beat the PVC into the plywood. Since I drilled the 10 holes at the same time for the front and the back the holes lined up nicely and then beat the back onto the PVC. The PVC fits is extremely snug with absolutely no need to screw or glue it. I then boxed in the holder except for the bottom to allow me to screw the rack to the ceiling in my garage. For clarification purposes, when I bought the house I gutted the garage and sheated the ceiling with 3/4” plywood so I could hang anything wherever I chose too.
The wall rack many of you have built them so no need to go into detail. I just like how neat they are organized now. the spacing worked out really well around my upper outlets and the table saw outlet.