As a woodworker, clamps are must-have accessories. However, keeping your clamps organized can be rather tricky, especially if you have a small workshop. You want your clamps to be within reach, minus the clutter.
Our smart clamp storage ideas can help you do just that. Let’s take a look at what we have in store for you!
Clamp Storage Ideas
1. Easy Clamp Storage Rack
If you’re on the lookout for a way to store your bar clamps, then this easy clamp storage rack is the perfect option for you. An extremely compact rack, the storage rack is very easy to put together and is perfect for a very small workshop.
This clamp storage rack is unique because it stores the clamps by their handles instead of their jaws, making it extremely easy and convenient for you to grab the clamp needed for your woodworking job.
Alternatively, you can buy one online:
- Sturdy galvanized steel is extremely durable and resists corrosion
- Stores up to 15 quick-release type bar clamps
- Pre-drilled 16″ on center for mounting to wall studs
- Accepts most quick-release bar clamps
- 24-3/8″ long
2. Universal Clamp Rack
Perfect to store all the clamps in your workshop, the universal clamp rack is not only extremely simple to make but truly universal in terms of application. All you need are two adjustable shelf hardware rails that you can purchase from any home improvement store.
Fix the adjustable shelf hardware on the wall. Fix 6 supports outside and 3 at the center and this will give you 3 racks to store all your clamps and make your workshop clutter-free.
3. Overhead Clamp Storage Rack
If you want to store away your spring clamps and bar clamps, yet ensure that they are within easy reach, then the overhead clamp storage rack is the perfect solution. The clamp storage rack is extremely simple and comprises two pieces of plywood that you can hang from the rafter of your workshop using two large screws or nails.
You can then simply store the clamps by fixing them onto the plywood. And, when you need a clamp, you can simply reach up overhead and lift the plywood off the hanger and remove the clamps you need for the job. This overhead clamp storage rack is super convenient and ensures that your workshop is free of clamp clutter while keeping them close by.
- Size:About 100 x 200 mm / 3.9 x 7.9 inches, thickness: about 1.5mm / 0.059 inches.
- Ideal for laser and manual cutting
- Suitable for woodworking, arts and crafts, and DIY craft projects.
- The surface is smooth and burr-free, easy to grip, and will not cause injury.
4. PVC Overhead Clamp Storage Rack
This is another excellent option of overhead clamp storage and is especially very handy if you have a garage or a basement workshop. The rack is very useful to store a wide range of bar clamps that you have around your shop in a single place.
The overhead storage rack has small circular slots which hold PVC pipes that act as compartments where you can store each of the clamps individually. The pipes are lined up next to each other so that you can access the clamp you require for the job easily.
You can put together the overhead clamp storage rack on your own very easily. Take a 4”x2” stock and cut holes for the PVC pipes. Cut the workpieces in half and then connect the assembly to two plywood ends. Mount the storage rack to the ceiling using the plywood ends. Once you fix the rack, slide your clamps into the PVC pipes so that they are easily accessible.
- Professional PVC pipe
- Furniture-Grade PVC pipe
- Easy to Install
5. Pipe Clamp Storage Rack
Woodworkers are sure to love this simple but efficient bar clamp rack. The pipe clamp storage rack is extremely easy to put together. Make keyhole-shaped notches on the top of ½-inch plywood and then screw this piece to the bottom plywood piece.
Using some wood, make brackets and then fix the rack to the wall using screws. Once done, you can simply put in your pipe clamps without the need to tighten the lower jaw of the clamp against the rack. You can simply drop the clamp in and when required, simply pull out and use it.
Alternatively, you can buy one online:
- Sized to fit 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch pipe clamps
- Each rack holds 9 clamps for a total capacity of 27 clamps
- Mounting holes at 16-inch on center and 1/2-inch mounting slots at 21-3/4-inch on center
6. Spring Clamp Storage Rack
Spring clamps tend to lose their springiness when you keep them clamped on a board as they lose tension. A good storage idea to keep your workshop clutter-free, while retaining the tension of your spring clamps is to store them on a metal towel rod. An inexpensive idea, the towel rod storage rack keeps your clamps conveniently at hand.
In conclusion, clamps are super-useful tools for all your woodworking projects and over time, you are sure to collect clamps of varying sizes and shapes that slowly begin to take over every conceivable space in your workshop.
We hope that after reading our article about clamp storage ideas you have got the inspiration to create some cool, out-of-the-box clamp storage racks that will keep your workspace clutter-free but clamps close at hand.