Drying racks for doors
Different racks for drying doors and drawer fronts after spraying. July 3, 2001
Does anyone have an interesting system for drying doors and drawer fronts after spraying? Space is critical. I have a wall I can mount something on.
I have two different types of drying racks for cabinet doors. First is a rolling rack that is a heavy platform dolly with two 2 x 4s running 5.5 feet perpendicular to the base. The two bys have holes drilled parallel to the base that 3/4" x 36" dowels are slid through. The rack will hold 30 doors per side. The other rack is composed of two 3/4" pipes that are in a "3" configuration, about 3' tall. These are mounted to the wall with a few pipe mount clamps, so they will swing into the wall when not in use. In use we have three 24" x 8' racks that sit on the arms of the rack. This will hold about 40 doors or drawers.
I went to Home Depot and bought some lengths of wire shelving, the kind used in closets. I screwed it to the ceiling on two by stock. I drill holes in the bottoms of the doors/drawer fronts and put cup hooks into them. The wire shelving provides a one inch grid pattern for hanging. Works good so far.
I have a rack constructed of a 12" square column in the center (constructed of plywood) mounted on a 4' square 1 1/4" thick ply platform with casters. Around the central column I attached 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 5' long poplar boards, 2 on opposite sides then alternated 2 more on the other opposite sides, butting them tightly together. My rack is 5' tall and I can get about 20 doors on each of the 4 sides. You can also make the same thing two-sided or even able to break down and take to the job site.