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Expandable Parts Rack Amherst MA

A light bulb went on in my head and this wooden version now graces my shop. It’s just over 1 ft. wide when closed and expands to just under 7 ft. Wing nuts make it easy to lock in any position. I’ve used my rack to hold everything from 12-in.-long shelves to 12-ft.-long baseboard moldings.

Architectural Timber & Millwork
(413) 586-3045
49 Mount Warner Road P.O. Box 719
Hadley, MA

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Bad Dogs Burl Source
(413) 213-0248
26 Barton Ave
Belchertown, MA

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The Home Depot
(413)773-9150
264 Mohawk Trail - Rt 2
Greenfield, MA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-7:00pm

Amherst Farmers Supply
(413) 253-3436
320 South Pleasant St
Amherst, MA
 
Lowe's
(413) 588-0270
282 Russell Street
Hadley, MA
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

The Home Depot
(413)587-2790
350 Russell Street
Hadley, MA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-7:00pm

Leon M Fiske Company, Inc. dba Forest Products Associates
(413) 772-6833
75 Oak Hill Rd.
Greenfield, MA

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The Home Depot
(413)593-5400
655 Memorial Drive
Chicopee, MA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Leader Home Centers
(413) 253-3411
150 College St
Amherst, MA
 
Leader Home Centers
(413) 665-8884
16 Elm St
South Deerfield, MA
 
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Expandable Parts Rack

Expandable Parts Rack

Expandable Parts Rack 

When I worked on a big project, every surface in my shop used to get covered with stacks of parts. While visiting a small production shop, I saw an expanding metal rack in the finish room, loaded with kitchen cabinet doors. 

A light bulb went on in my head and this wooden version now graces my shop. It’s just over 1 ft. wide when closed and expands to just under 7 ft. Wing nuts make it easy to lock in any position. I’ve used my rack to hold everything from 12-in.-long shelves to 12-ft.-long baseboard moldings.I built my rack of poplar for strength, but straight 2x4s would also work. 

I used hardwood dowels as support arms and paid $8 apiece for good-quality office-chair-style swivel casters. My total cost, including 48 support arms,  was about $100.

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