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Project by sval229 posted 05-18-2016 11:22 AM 6054 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was lucky enough to sell this to Shop Notes a few years ago. The idea netted me $250. They modified it a bit by adding a back but it really isn’t necessary. Made from a few feet of 1 X 6 pine and some dowels. The smaller of the two holds 35 cans and the longer one holds 56. Doesn’t cost much to make and makes great use of a few feet of wall space. I can see at a glance just what I’m looking for.

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#1 posted 05-18-2016 01:01 PM

Wow, that is awesome. How much of an angle is the cans?

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#2 posted 05-18-2016 01:03 PM

Great idea!

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#3 posted 05-18-2016 02:58 PM

The dowels are at about 35 degrees off the vertical. I used all 1/2” dowels for the last one I did and they worked out fine. Made it nice and simple. I had a sketch up diagram but that went out when my old computer crashed. The two side support dowels are a bit over 2” apart and the bottom support dowel is about 6” from the top side support dowel but offset back so that it sits near the middle of the can bottom. I hope that makes sense.

To simplify the drilling I laid out the holes on one board, stacked both boards together, and drilled 1/16” holes through the first board and into the second. That way I had identical layouts that could be finished drilled as mirror images. Who cares if one board had some small holes on the outside. It’s for the shop and speed and function trump beauty (to an extent).

There are two hangers, one across near the top and bottom, that provide stability and allow them to be fastened to the wall.

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#4 posted 05-18-2016 03:31 PM

That’s a great idea. Unfortunately for me I’m running out of wall space.

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#5 posted 05-18-2016 03:42 PM

It’s a very nice storage unit.

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#6 posted 05-18-2016 06:46 PM

That s a great idea. Unfortunately for me I m running out of wall space.

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#7 posted 05-18-2016 07:31 PM

That’s a cool idea. I made one ( )with empty 14.5 oz. cans but I had to weld them together and put them in a wooden frame. It sure is nice to be able to see all of what you have!!
I am out of wall space, too
Cheers, Jim

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