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I was working on a penthouse in San Francisco when the trim crew, which had to apply an oil finish to all the mahogany siding and trim for the project, asked me to build them a trim rack.
They had about 2,000 linear feet of trim to finish onsite before installing it and they wanted a rack that would help them reduce their handling the material as it dried.
Here’s how I made it:
As shown in the accompanying drawing, I fabricated the rack from a single sheet of 5/8-inch plywood that I ripped down the middle lengthwise.
I made the horizontal arms 3-1/2 inches 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. Note: Only half the rack is shown in the drawing.
The rack works great for priming exterior or interior trim, and it doesn’t take up much space.
— Peter Heelan Oakland, Calif.
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