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Forum topic by Big_T posted 01-29-2015 03:31 AM 1324 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2015 03:31 AM

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Hello Everyone, wife is needing more space for her sewing so she’s moving from the 9×9 bedroom and into the family room. She’s requesting a fabric bolt rack that can hold 8 bolts. There’s four big bolts for the standard stuff that weigh about 60 lbs each, and 4 smaller ones for the holidays. It should have casters so she can spin it around for the seasonal fabrics. I tried searching online but only found a tubular steel one w/o casters for $250 shipped, can someone point me in the right direction so I can make it myself?

Here’s the one I found:
http://warehousefabricsinc.com/fabric-racks.html

Simple is best since I am just getting started in wood with a Bosch 4100 CS and Dewalt miter saw


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#1 posted 01-29-2015 12:15 PM

Hey, Big-T, I wish you were closer to DC, I’ve got a pattern I made for these,
jumpstands and of course it’s never been used again. But I suppose you could make a pair of simmilar “legs” in an A frame style out of plywood and just cut the detents at triangles to hold the bolts with maybe a nylon chair glide nailed into the end to retain the bolt from rolling out. Something like this

Of course you may need to buy a jig saw and a few other tools but that’s what projects for the wife are all about…. of course I can build that for ya sweetheart,,, just gonna need to get a few tool additions.

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#2 posted 01-29-2015 03:05 PM

Wow that’s a great idea. I have an old jigsaw, so that might help. Since it’s holding 300 lbs should I sandwich several boards together or will just one do the job?

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#3 posted 01-29-2015 07:18 PM

Id go with two layers of 1/2 to 5/8, ... 3/4 would likely be overkill, but then I also overbuild stuff. Plywood I-beam for the top stretcher and then a torsion box base skinned with 3/8 ply and reinforced in the corners for the casters and you’dbe done…

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#4 posted 02-05-2015 06:07 PM


Id go with two layers of 1/2 to 5/8, ... 3/4 would likely be overkill, but then I also overbuild stuff. Plywood I-beam for the top stretcher and then a torsion box base skinned with 3/8 ply and reinforced in the corners for the casters and you dbe done…

- ChefHDAN

I have no idea what you’re talking about… I-beam, Torsion box, what ??????

I was thinking to just sandwich a 1” ply with a 2” pine and add a 5th wheel in the middle.

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