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That paint rack looks great Baugi!  I too looked at the metal corner bead and it was another great option.  Unfortunately I don't have any way to get an eight foot section of it home.  ::P:  so I had to go with the plastic L channel.  If it's ok with you when I film and write up the tutorial this weekend I will give you a shout out for that as an option over the plastic.

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Sure man! I couldn't transport it at that length either. Just borrowed a pair of tin snips from the lumberyard where I got 'em and snipped them in half!

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So, I'm guess the bracket (L-shaped shelf) doesn't have the front on it- meaning the bottles could fall off the front if the table or shelf itself got bumped.

 

I thought the L-Shelf / plastic piece was rotated the other way so the bottles wouldn't fall out and I was trying to figure that out!

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The way I'm planning on doing it is to saw half way through the side board and notch the plastic so it covers all the side board.  Pre drill a hole and screw it to the side board. The back will screw on directly to the back also for rigidity.

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That's pretty sweet! Right now I'm limited to a roly drawer that sits in the corner of the kitchen as my 2yr old took over my office/hobby room 2 years ago. One day though... One day...

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I did run across these while looking at the mini holder thingy. Seems a bit expensive, but pretty nice none the less. I've been playing with the idea of leasing/purchasing a laser cutter to expand my graphic design sideline... This may push me there... http://www.hobbyzone.pl/en/5-tables-for-painting

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So, I'm guess the bracket (L-shaped shelf) doesn't have the front on it- meaning the bottles could fall off the front if the table or shelf itself got bumped.

 

I thought the L-Shelf / plastic piece was rotated the other way so the bottles wouldn't fall out and I was trying to figure that out!

 

No they don't but they lean back slightly as the plastic isn't a perfect 90 degrees.  If you used the metal corner bead that Baugi used then you could probably bend those back so it is more like a 85 degree angle that way they would lean back more and be less prone to fall off if it got bumped.  

 

I got all the materials for the how to but then it turned really cold again in the midwest and the only place I have to work on it is in the unheated garage.  The tutorial is still coming though so don't worry I won't leave anyone hanging.   :poke:

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That's similar to my plans for a rack, but I like the addition of L channel. It would save some vertical space vs using wood. My plan is to slide a dowel in front of the shelves as a retainer.

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Or buy 

 

That's similar to my plans for a rack, but I like the addition of L channel. It would save some vertical space vs using wood. My plan is to slide a dowel in front of the shelves as a retainer.

 

Or buy a second piece and double up so it's a "U" channel instead.  I also thought of some thin acrylic glued to the front to make a barrier to keep things from falling off.

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I did a budget version of this, with the tin braces used for drywall corners as shelves.  Unless there is a very serious earthquake, my paints aren't going anywhere.  I wouldn't worry too much about a retainer, honestly.

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I've decided that I'm tired of seeing a jumbled mess of paint pots and bottles strewn (figuratively) all over my hobby desk and in a plastic container where I can't see them easily. So, inspired by seeing this thread a while back I've decided to knock together a paint rack to hold them all and sit against the wall at the back of my desk. I haven't made it yet but thought I'd write up my findings so far....

So I started by measuring dimensions of the paint pots and bottles I have (mostly citadel/GW with a few Vallejo and a growing number of Reaper). I figure that allowing 35mm per pot lets them sit comfortably next to each other. Measuring along the back of my desk and adjusting for the pot spaces gives me a rack length (interior) of 1120mm (which allows 32 pots per row).

Now to height. I worked out that the Vallejo bottles are slightly taller than Reaper, but either should be comfortable with a gap of 85mm which allows a few mm of gap to the next row (plus I have to work in some space for the actual shelf material which can be pretty thin). I pulled out a tape measure and lay some Reaper/Vallejo bottles down along it with the right gaps etc until I got to a point where it felt decent enough to allow for space but not have me standing up to reach for bottles. That worked out to be 8 rows (around 720mm interior).

When I took these numbers and multiplied them out I got allowance for 256 bottles of paint :blink:  Thinking that might be a wee bit overextending, I decided to count how many bottles I actually own....162 :blush:  And with a handful more winging their way to me from Reaper HQ soon.  So I think I might leave it at that size to allow for greed necessary expansion.

 

Next step (and where so many of my hobby projects linger) - turning it from idle design into reality!

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I've decided that I'm tired of seeing a jumbled mess of paint pots and bottles strewn (figuratively) all over my hobby desk and in a plastic container where I can't see them easily. So, inspired by seeing this thread a while back I've decided to knock together a paint rack to hold them all and sit against the wall at the back of my desk. I haven't made it yet but thought I'd write up my findings so far....

 

So I started by measuring dimensions of the paint pots and bottles I have (mostly citadel/GW with a few Vallejo and a growing number of Reaper). I figure that allowing 35mm per pot lets them sit comfortably next to each other. Measuring along the back of my desk and adjusting for the pot spaces gives me a rack length (interior) of 1120mm (which allows 32 pots per row).

 

Now to height. I worked out that the Vallejo bottles are slightly taller than Reaper, but either should be comfortable with a gap of 85mm which allows a few mm of gap to the next row (plus I have to work in some space for the actual shelf material which can be pretty thin). I pulled out a tape measure and lay some Reaper/Vallejo bottles down along it with the right gaps etc until I got to a point where it felt decent enough to allow for space but not have me standing up to reach for bottles. That worked out to be 8 rows (around 720mm interior).

 

When I took these numbers and multiplied them out I got allowance for 256 20 bottles of paint :blink:  Thinking that might be a wee bit overextending, I decided to count how many bottles I actually own....162  20 :blush:  And with a handful more winging their way to me from Reaper HQ soon.  So I think I might leave it at that size to allow for greed necessary expansion.

 

Next step (and where so many of my hobby projects linger) - turning it from idle design into reality!

 

Just had to correct you math there.  Just like miniatures you can never have more than 20 bottles of paint. ;)

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I've done my first test of my version of the paint rack.  I will do a better version for my primary rack and this one will be for duplicates and craft paints.

 

Here is the completed test.

 

Rack-all.jpg

 

  I used the 1 1/8" x1 1/8" clear plastic corner protector for shelves.  Using a saw I cut a channel half way thru the side rail. 

Rack.jpg

 

I put a 1/8" particle board for the back.  Four screws join top, bottom and sides.  When done it will be crewed to the wooden TV tray that I use to paint.

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