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I am in the process of building a vanity with a total of 9 doors and a towel cabinet with 4 doors. I normally finish outside and bring them into the shop to dry. This as you can imagine takes up a lot of space so I googled portable drying rack and found nothing so I came here and did the same and came across DLCW's post and decided to give it a shot. It only took me one 49"x97" sheet of 3/4" door grade MDF and 3 hours to build this which was suprising as I figured it would take all day. The dado's were super snug and I took an 1/8" roundover bit and rounded over both faces. This thing is ridicously solid and even though the dado's are TIGHT it comes apart easier than anticipated but not so easy that it could ever come apart on its own based on loading which is what I was hoping for. I think I am going to build a base cabinet for the bottom to raise it up to a higher level which would make it easier to load and unload plus it will give me space to put my Fuji Q4 HVLP and gravity feed HVLP spray guns. Ill probably make the base cabinet 32" tall and put a drawer or two in it. Will follow up when that portion is complete. Thanks for looking and thanks for the design DLCW! David Drummond

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Cool design David and a good build.
 

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Excellent idea …. to DLCS that is. Give credit where credit is due. Good job in duplicating it David. I wouldn't have thought to round over the edges. That takes away the chance on nicking a finished surface on the sharp edges.
 

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Very inovative!Very clever!
 

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What a wonderful design. It did take me a couple seconds to realize what I was actually looking at :)

Unfortunately I don't do enough of this kind of work to make something like that warranted.
 

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Creative thinking
 

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This is a great idea. I am definitely going to make a set to go 6' high.

Thanks for posting this.
 

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I can't take credit for the design. I found it somewhere else and adapted it for my particular needs. I had an advantage when I did mine. My CNC cut all the parts out for me while I was off doing something else. I know, I cheated, but since I had the tool, I used it.

I absolutely love mine and use it all the time. I'm getting ready to launch a new set of products and am thinking about making drying racks that are sized for the specific parts in the products. Could save me tons of finishing time.

Great execution David.
 

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Awesome build on the drying rack, like the design and technique. A great addition to a shop.

-www.sawblade.com
 

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Very good idea! Thank you.
 

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I could do that kit form of this drying rack if there was enough interest. I could cut all the cross members and they could come in packages of a size that was convenient for people. I could cut all the MDF slats and the purchaser could build the base so it fits their needs.

If people are interested, let me know and I will see what I could put together in a kit. The more demand the lower the price as I could go into a production mode for folks.

This system really is nice and works really well. The beauty is it disassembles and stores in a small amount of space for those with limited shop space. Even with my large shop I still take mine apart and store it under my tablesaw outfeed extension.
 

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The last two pictures were just recently added. I decided to build a cabinet underneath the rack to raise it up for easier access and for much needed storage in a cramped shop. Thanks for looking!
 

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I didn't use a CNC. I used a table saw for the stop cuts and dados, cut the radius with a jig saw and rounded over the edges with a trim router… just expect to have forearms of steel from all of the jig saw and trim router use. Totally doable without a CNC just monotonous. Like I said; 3 hours is all it took to get to the first picture.
 

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CessanaPilotBarry put it out awhile ago asking if someone could make these and offer a package.

I have done just that. You can order a pack (28 arms - 1 sheet of 3/4" MDF) that will support 28 of your parts for drying. The horizontal spacing between the arms is ~10.5". The vertical spacing between arms is ~2.5". The package does not include the base you would need to mount it to. This is normally a piece of plywood with some casters on it to roll it around where you need. It arms assemble and disassemble very easily and store in a small amount of space.

The price includes all material, shipping supplies, CNC time, labor to round over all the edges and packing them for shipping. The only thing not included in the price is the actual shipping amount. This is calculated on an order by order basis as each destination is going to be a little bit different. Unlike most companies, I do NOT make shipping a profit center and make huge $$$ from it. I charge exactly what the shipping company (USPS) charges me.

The package cost is $160. It will ship in two boxes measuring 48" long by 6" high by 6" wide. The boxes weight about 22lbs each. My ship from zip code is 99156 if you want to calculate the shipping yourself. I normally ship via USPS as UPS in my area tends to damage everything they touch.

Contact me directly to place an order: [email protected]
 

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I reached out to Don after reading a few threads on LumberJocks through a search for a drying rack system. After a quick turnaround, I'm happy to say that these racks are fantastic! We've been using them to store pieces between coats of sanding sealer and clear coat. So far the MDF has held up perfectly. For portability, we used a furniture dolly as a base and now have an outstandingly portabile and stabile storage solution for a price that's a lot easier to pay than some of the systems I've seen advertised on youtube. Great product, Don… hope you sell a ton of them.
 

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I was also looking to bolt one and this one seams perfect need one before Saturday so for sure I'm doing one tomorow !
 

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It needs to be rotated to see it properly, but it;s just a 4' pipe clamp with two shelf standards screwed into it at a 45 degree angle…

Just clamps on the workbench (make sure it's tightly clamped) and pay attention to the weight….

It's a tad unbalanced with 9 0r 10 30"maple stair treads on one side, but put another two shelf standards and the weight would be balanced.

In another area I have two octagonal cut 2×3's with 4 shelf standards on each. They lock into blocks on the ceiling and rest on the floor. When I'm not using them, they just fit into a corner with the pipe clamps.

takes up very little space when not in use.

with 16" shelf supports I've put 25" x8ft finished gables on the 2×4 version (just make sure they are in balance!)

No muss no fuss, and the shelf supports sit in an old drywall mud bucket till they are needed!

Versions of this method used x15 years in shop and on site (for doors and trim)
 

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