Why buy it when you can build it? There are so many things on the market these days that are poorly designed, with little thought into how the consumer will use them. Designed with planned obsolescence in mind, and how cheap we can make it and still be able to sell it. All these things felt true when I started shopping for a drying rack for my finishing room. The jobs I was taking on were getting larger and coming at a faster rate. As a result, I needed to process more parts at a quicker rate. Being efficient in the shop is directly related to profitability.
After shopping around for a drying rack, I came to the conclusion that the ones I liked were really expensive, and the form factor didn’t fit my small area. I wanted to be able to fold it up out of the way when not in use and, at the same time, take full advantage of the ceiling height so that I could stack and dry parts from floor to ceiling on both sides of the rack. After drawing it up and 3D printing a few prototypes, I felt I had learned enough to build it. Here is what I came up with
If you would like to build your own, get the plans here.