We preprime and varnish a lot of the trim we install in houses, and finding a good place to let the material dry without getting in the way used to be difficult. To solve the problem I came up with the drying rack shown in the drawing. I make the brackets out of standard 2x dimension lumber. Using a drill press, I drill 1-in. dia. holes 6 in. apart for 3-ft. long, 1-in. dowels. As shown in the drawing, the brackets lean against the wall at a 20° angle, and the holes are oriented at a 70° angle so that the dowels end up level while the racks are in use.
I space the racks about 6 ft. apart and start loading
them from the bottom up. It’s amazing how
much material they will hold and how strong
they are. I’ve even used them to hold freshly
Daniel E. Perry, Vineyard Haven, MA
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