Swivel Clamp Rack


Swivel Clamp Rack
Wall space is always at a premium in even the largest shops so the less room you have to occupy to accomplish your clamp storage issues the better.

This clamp rack is meant to be wall mounted, high enough to accommodate your longest bar or pipe clamp. The rack will hold 31 bar and pipe clamps and there is room on the end for an assortment of smaller clamps. The lower center cross brace could be used for even more storage. Of course all of the dimensions are variable to suit your needs. The design as shown would require approximately four feet of wall space to allow it to swivel for easy access, however since it is a double sided design it will hold twice as many clamps in the same space. The angled brace is a must have, like a fence gate you have to distribute the weight and support the load. In this design I used a 1 ½” pipe as the swivel for strength but I’m sure a smaller diameter of pipe would work just fine. The unit would have to be lag bolted to a wall stud as there will be considerable weight when it is loaded to capacity.

A set of working construction plans can easily be produce. I have included an exploded view to give you some idea of the construction methods. The majority of the construction material to be used is regular “2 by” boards for cost and convenience.

This was fun to draw and now I’m going to have to build to test my theory, plus I need more clamp storage  Happy Woodworking!
Bruce Beatty (Woodchuck)

WC (Bruce)


What a great design! Good job Bruce.

Greg Holden

Looks good to me.

Mike, an American living in Norway

Thanks for the comments, I believe it should support the weight fine. I will build it shortly and test it out.

WC (Bruce)

Very cool idea. I see nothing wrong with it at all.


Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

That’s a great design.
You are using twice the same wall surface. That’s great!
Like you mention the weight might be a concern. All of the force would probably bear on the bottom piece of the piece attached to the wall.
I think it should be fine.

You probably can quadruple the surface use easily.

Great thinking.

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Thanks I appreciate the feedback

WC (Bruce)

Nice design, Bruce.


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Does anyone know how to add a tag to a blog that is already posted? I forgot to add the 360WWChallenge. (Never could follow instruction -:))

WC (Bruce)

Bruce there is a small box to the left of the title. That is the edit box.


Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

Thank you Madts. I would have looked a long time before I found that.

WC (Bruce)

Brilliant, I could see a variant going into my shop. Sadly I only have 6 clamps now but they grow as I work on new projects that need them and already they never seem to have a home in my shop.

Chris as your project volume increases you will definitely require more. If you follow Instructables at all a woodworkers by the name of Wood Shop Mike just completed an Instructables on making your own cam clamps that was very cool.

WC (Bruce)