How to build a clamp rack

This step by step diy woodworking project is about how to build a clamp rack. If you want to organize efficiently your workshop, we are pretty sure you’ll enjoy this simple project. The best part of this project is that you could probably get the job done in just a few hours using scrap materials and basic tools. Make sure you adjust the size of the clamp rack to suit your needs.

 

 

How to build a clamp rack

Building a clamp rack

Building a clamp rack

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 1×12 lumber – 48″ long SIDES
  • B – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 32″ long, 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 32″ long BASE
  • C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 32″ long SUPPORTS
  • D – 4 caster wheels – 3″ long WHEELS

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

 

Time

  • One Day

 

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Building a clamp rack

Building the sides of the rack

Building the sides of the rack

 

The first step of the project is to build the sides of the clamp rack, out of 1×12 lumber. Mark the cut lines with attention and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and remove the residues with a vacuum cleaner.

 

Building the base of the rack

Building the base of the rack

 

Continue the project by assembling the base of the clamp rack. In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to drill pocket holes along the edges of the bottom component and to insert screws into the side components. Add waterproof glue to the joints in order to reinforce the rigidity of the base.

 

Attaching the supports

Attaching the supports

 

Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 1×8 slats and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the sides of the clamp rack. Add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to get the job done in a professional manner. Moreover, we recommend you to fit 2×4 slats at the top of the structure, in order to reinforce the wooden frame. Check if the support is horizontal before inserting the screws and make sure the corners are right-angled.

 

Attaching the caster wheels

Attaching the caster wheels

 

One of the last steps of the project is to attach the caster wheels to the bottom of the clamp rack, as shown in the plans. Align the caster wheels and secure them into place with screws.

 

How to build a clamp rack

How to build a clamp rack

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the clamp rack.

 

 

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