Clamp Rack

Adjustable Clamp Rack


Build the last clamp rack you’ll ever need!

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.

If you wanna tackle this project yourself you can purchase a plan here

 

Clamp Rack Plan

 

 


 

This build has a lot of steps. It can seem intimidating, but it is not as daunting as it may seem. I break it down into 4 easy to follow parts

  1. Breakdown Plywood
  2. Drill For Hardware
  3. Assemble Hangers
  4. Mount to Wall

The video is a basic over view for the build with some guidance and step by step. If you’re looking for a full plan, check that out here! ADJUSTABLE CLAMP RACK PLAN!

 


Breakdown Plywood

Clamp Rack - Break Down Plywood (1 of 1) Clamp Rack - Break Down Plywood pt. 2 (1 of 1)

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.

Clamp Rack - Cut Hangers (1 of 1) Clamp Rack - Cut Hangers - Miter Saw (1 of 1) Clamp Rack - Cut Hangers - Bandsaw

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.

Clamp Rack - Cut Hangers - Miter Saw (1 of 1)-2

Then remove the pointed “nose” from the parts, I cut off 2” to make everything uniform

Drill For Hardware

Clamp Rack - Drill Hardware Holes (1 of 1)

Drill a 1/4” Diameter hole at 3/8” x 1
5/8” (center) for top mounting plates. This will align the T-bolt with the center of the T-Track when mounted.

Assemble Hangers

Clamp Rack - Assemble Hangers (1 of 1)-2 Clamp Rack - Assemble Hangers (1 of 1)

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.

Mount to Wall

Clamp Rack - Attach T-track (1 of 1) Clamp Rack - Optional Back Spacer (1 of 1)

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.

Clamp Rack - Mount Back (1 of 1) Clamp Rack - Hang Clamps (1 of 1)

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!


Check out the original build video for the out feed table and other shop projects!


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Is the wood slabs you are using kiln or air dried? I live is Florida and concerned with bugs that may still live in the wood. How can I be assured that my slabs are ok to use?
    Thank you and I look forward to trying Rubio finish.
    Lynn

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