Quick and Sturdy Clamp Rack
This angled, rolling clamp rack is made from construction lumber, threaded rod, PVC pipe, and lag screws. It works great and was a breeze to build.
Start by cutting the A frames from 2x4s. Cut the long pieces to 60 in., the short ones to 51 in., and angle their ends as shown in the drawing. Fasten the shorter piece to the longer one with countersunk 3-1⁄2-in.-long lag screws. Drill these holes on a drill press before angling the tops of the short pieces.
To complete the rack, add a 2×4 foot at each end, securing it with two 2-1⁄2-in. lag screws driven from the underside. Countersink these to let the casters swing freely. Attach two swiveling casters to each foot. Make up the clamp rods with 3⁄8-in. threaded rod enclosed in 1⁄2-in. schedule 40 PVC pipe. In my rack, the space between the two A-frames is 19 in. (which lets you cut six lengths from a 10-ft. length of PVC).
Set the position of the clamp rods based on the full length of the clamps to be stored on them. Be sure that the handles of the longest clamps clear the floor.
Doug Campbell, Asheville, NC