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
- 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
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
- Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface
- One Day
Building a clamp 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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