Intro: DIY Adjustable Clamp Rack
In this video I build an adjustable clamp rack to hold my large variety of woodworking clamps. Yea, ADJUSTABLE. I constantly run into issues with having lots of different styles of clamps. The storage can become an issue, so i decided i would make an adjustable solution I could add or take away from if I changed up my clamps in the future.
This project was super easy and only used 1 sheet of plywood and some T bolts and knobs. Check out my full blog here https://johnmalecki.com/clamp-rack/
And you can purchase a plan here https://johnmalecki.com/product/adjustable-clamp-rack/
Step 1: BREAKDOWN PLYWOOD
Cut down all parts according to Cut diagram above. Begin with 8” wide rips for the hangers, then move up the sheet. You can use a table saw, track saw, or circular saw to make these cuts.
Step 2: BREAKDOWN PLYWOOD PT.2
Cut down 8” rips into 16” pieces. Then mark a line 4” from top and bottom and connect the line.Make the cross cut using a jigsaw, table saw, bandsaw, or miter saw. The fastest cut was the miter saw for me.
Then remove the pointed “nose” from the parts, I cut off 2” to make everything uniform
Step 3: DRILL FOR HARDWARE
Drill a 1/4” Diameter hole at 3/8” x 15/8” (center) for top mounting plates. This will align the T-bolt with the center of the T-Track when mounted.
Step 4: ASSEMBLE HANGERS
Assemble clamp hangers by attaching the hanger blocks to the back mount. I first use glue and pin nails for alignment, then reinforce with 1.25” screws.
Attach Top block for T bolt to the hangers. Use glue, pins, and reinforce with screws.
Step 5: MOUNT
Mount T-Track tot he back mounting board. Use provided hardware, and pre drill in end grain in order to avoid splitting. Add optional spacer blocks or mounting method of choice for the back of mounting plate. Use glue, pins, and screws.
Mount the mounting plate to a secure wall, preferably into studs. Using 1 1/2” T bolts and small knobs, attach the hangers and tighten before adding clamps.
For more detailed instructions check out the full plan!