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Hold-Everything Tool Rack

Get organized fast with easy slat construction and versatile hangers.

By David Pickard

Whether you have an exquisite
collection of antique tools or the latest
in high-tech gear, this versatile
wall rack stores them all within easy
reach. It’s easy to build and adapts
to fit virtually any wall space. The 48″
by 48″ rack shown here is made from
poplar, but any hardwood or combination
of hardwoods will work. Each
tool hanger has a bottom groove
that allows it to slip snugly onto any
of the slats. This nifty feature makes
the hangers easy to move, so you can
rearrange your rack to accommodate
newly acquired tools.

The biggest—and most fun—
challenge this rack presents is
figuring out how to modify the
hangers to display your unique collection
of tools.



The rack consists of slats fastened to a frame. Assemble
the frame with one screw at each joint. Clamps hold the
frame square during assembly.
Click any image to view a larger version.

Check periodicaly to make sure the assembly remains
square. Each added slat stiffens the frame.

Leave the last slat oversize. Mark the edge and trim the slat
to width. This method is easier than trying to exactly size all
the parts.

This story originally appeared in American Woodworker October/November 2008, issue #138.

October/November 2008, issue #138

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