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Expandable Parts Rack Laconia NH

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.

Goosebay Sawmill & Lumber
(603) 798-5135
83 Dover Road Route 4
Chichester, NH

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Gilford Home Center
(603) 524-1692
32 Gilford East Dr
Gilford, NH
 
Belmont True Value Hardware
(603) 267-8510
131 Main St
Belmont, NH
 
Bryant&lawrence True Value Hdw.
(603) 286-4322
268 Main St
Tilton, NH
 
Alton True Value&country Sply
(603) 875-3241
Monument Sq - Main St
Alton, NH
 
True Value Hardware
(603) 524-1601
1084 Union Ave
Laconia, NH
 
Lowe's
(603) 556-6032
1407 Lakeshore Road
Gilford, NH
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

Lowe's
(603) 729-2016
48 Lowes Drive
Tilton, NH
Hours
M-SA 7 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

Bay Supply True Value
(603) 569-1484
1 Bay St
Wolfeboro, NH
 
E M Heath True Value Hardware
(603) 253-4381
318 Whittier Highway
Center Harbor, NH
 
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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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