Now that I have the new Assembly / finish / glue up table completed, I am using it to finish all of the parts for the Cutting Table. They are LOT of panels that have to be finished. So I needed a Drying Rack.
- 2×6 from Home Depot. Jointed on one side so it would lay flat
- 1/2″ Pine 4ft dowels from Home Depot.
- Shop made molding for standoff.
Once I had the idea in my head, I pulled with one trip to Home Depot, I pulled together the parts.
I found 4ft dowels which allowed me to have 2ft height in the rack. After laying out a center line and working with the spacing for 10 dowels I drilled the holes on the drill press with a good 1/2″ bit.
Surprise, the dowels varying in diameter. I drilled out the holes some and had to sand each of the dowel ends to allow a slip fit into the 2×6. A 13mm ( ½” = 12.7mm ) drill bit would have helped some. Always a good trick when dealing with dowels.
Found some nice fir in my scrap bins for the molding. Used a profile bit on the router table. Cut the dado with multiple passes on the table saw.
Ended up with this.
I post every shop visit on Instagram, so here is the fun little 15 second video from that. You can find me on Instagram as “mysawbartee”.
A few pictures of the final product in the album: