Paint Rack

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Project by April Wilkerson posted 02-02-2014 05:15 PM 2516 views 16 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another project I built from all scraps laying around my shop.

I originally had my spray cans stored in my rolling cabinet but didn’t like having to move the front row out of the way to see the ones in the back. So I threw this rack together and problem solved. : ) I used pocket holes on the sides to screw the unit directly to my wall instead of making a back for it (shown in that last photo). Then I couldn’t resist throwing some color on it.

American Woodworker is responsible for the idea. I just saw the photo and recreated it then wrote out steps for those who like to have more than just a photo to work off of. You can find my tutorial here.

-- Wilkerson

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#1 posted 02-02-2014 05:55 PM

Nice solution to, what I agree, is a PIA storage problem!
Simple yet effective.
This gives me a few ideas….
Always a dangerous proposition!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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#2 posted 02-03-2014 04:07 AM

Great way to store that there paint. Of course, maybe ten years ago (high school / college), I stored all of my spray paint in a backpack. Very convenient for those midnight, paint the watertower, I mean town, runs we used to do.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#3 posted 02-03-2014 03:48 PM

I too have seen the one in American Woodworker. But your tutorial was helpful. This is one of the projects on my to-do list. Thanks for making it easier.

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#4 posted 02-03-2014 07:34 PM

This is awesome i love the design, if you don’t mind I’m gonna copy you, my paint cans are always buried so far back on the shelf I can’t ever find the one i’m looking for, and god forbid if my son trys to get one then there is a total mess LOL

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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April Wilkerson

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#5 posted 02-03-2014 08:11 PM

Mcoyfrog: I don’t mind at all! That’s exactly why I put together tutorials so feel free.

KTMM: Didn’t your momma ever tell you that “paint, markers, and crayons only go on paper”?? : ) You troublemaker you….

AngieO: Hey, cool to see another female! Glad the tutorial can help somebody. : )

-- Wilkerson

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