Forget walking back and forth to the clamp rack. Build this roll-around rack and have the clamps right where you’re working.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:October 2010
Yes, you can buy a clamp rack similar to this one for about $150, but why not
have this good-looking version for a lot less? Plus, it’s another shop project!
If you have a big shop, a rollaround
clamp rack is better
than any wall-mounted system.
It holds every type of clamp in one compact
space, and you can wheel it right up to your work
area. That saves miles of walking back and forth to
the clamp rack.
This version is built from oak legs and 3/4-in.
plywood shelves. Note that the front and back
edges of the plywood are all the same length but
have 7-degree bevels. The shorter pieces of edge
trim also have 7-degree angles. When you cut the
edge trim to length, it should be measured and cut
to the bottom, longest part of each board.
Assemble the legs first and then preassemble
the shelves. Then screw on the top and bottom
shelves. Rest the rack upside down and slide in
each shelf. Make sure they’re evenly spaced and
screw each one to the legs. Add the wheels, varnish it and you’re done.
This rack is made from 1x3s for the vertical legs glued and nailed into Ls. Cut the shelves and edgeband them with 1x2s.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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