Faced with having to stain and finish lots of small veneered and edge-banded plywood components, I came up with this quick and simple drying rack. It let me stain five sides at once and stand the pieces up to dry. Since one edge of each component was unfinished plywood, and relatively soft, I simply pushed the plywood onto nails driven through a 1×6. It worked great, and the setup also served as a swell spraying and drying rack for when I applied the lacquer finish.
—David Kalin, Kaneohe, HI
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #249