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Quick & Easy Wire Rack

Build a basic wire rack for keeping wire spools organized and easily accessible at the workbench.

Steps

Step #1:

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Quick & Easy Wire Rack
  • Find a suitable place for mounting the rack. Close to your work area is usually ideal.
  • Measure the desired length you'd like the rack to be, and mark the dowel for cutting.
  • Cut the dowel to the desired length.

Step #2:

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  • Mark and drill holes for the brackets using a pencil/marker.
  • Use a ruler+level for accuracy. Since I mounted mine on a shelf, I used the shelf as a guide.

Step #3:

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  • Mount the brackets in their new home.
  • Rod brackets usually come with appropriate wood screws for mounting. Since I mounted mine to metal, I used similar size nuts, bolts & washers I had on hand.

Step #4:

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  • Thread your wire spools onto the dowel.
  • Secure the dowel in place via the bracket thumbscrews.

Step #5:

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Done. Enjoy a more orderly workspace and convenient access to various wire types!