The idea for this trim rack occurred to me when I was asked to provide racks for a crew applying oil finish to mahogany siding and trim on a penthouse in San Francisco. About 2000 lin. ft. had to be finished on site before installation to minimize transportation and excessive handling.
I made the racks from a single sheet of 5/8-in. plywood ripped down the middle lengthwise. I made the horizontal arms 3-1/2 in. wide and sized the spaces between them according to the thickness of the material that needed to be stacked. I used a circular saw for most of the cutting and finished the notches with a jigsaw.
The finished racks, which look like big combs, are screwed to the sides of studs for support. This rack works great for priming exterior or interior trim, and it takes up little space.
Peter Heelan, Oakland, CA