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What you need:
  • 6 feet of 2"x4" lumber
  • 2-4' 1/2" diameter wood doweling
  • Wood glue
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Skilsaw or hand saw
  • Duct tape or masking tape
  • 2-3" wood screws
  • A drill with a 1/2" bit
The best way to store your tools when they're not in use is to hang them from a tool rack. To make a tool rack you will need to cut a 6' length of 2"X4" lumber. This will serve as the backing for your tool rack.
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Scribe a line down the center of the entire length of 2"x4" lumber. Measure down 1 " from the top of the lumber and make a mark. Repeat this every foot or so, until you reach the end of the 2"x4". Line a yardstick up with the marks and scribe your centerline.
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Now you need to make a mark on the lumber everywhere a piece of doweling will be. Lay a tape measure along the line you scribed down the center of the 2"x4", and measure inward 3" from one end. This mark will represent where one peg will be. Make another mark 3" inward from the first mark. Measure 6" in from the second mark, and make another two marks that are 3" apart. Continue in this fashion until you have a total of 8 sets of marks that are 6" apart.
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Now it's time to drill out the holes that the dowel will fit into. Use a 1/2" drill bit to drill straight down, all the way through the 2"x4" everywhere you made a mark.
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Next, cut 16 4 " pieces of 1/2" wood doweling. Each tool will be supported by two pieces of the doweling.
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Cover the holes you drilled with either masking tape or duct tape. Turn the 2"x4" over, squirt a little glue into each hole and insert the dowels.
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Turn the 2"x4" over, squirt a little glue into each hole, and insert the dowels. Let the glue dry overnight, and your tool rack is ready to use. Use 3" wood screws to mount the rack.