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Double-Duty TV Shelf/Clamp Rack

"What's on TV tonight?" In this shop, it's an organized set of clamps.

TV Shelf/Clamp Rack

TV Shelf/Clamp Rack

Every now and then the best-laid plans of woodworkers take a backseat to pure luck. When Randy Zimmerman built this corner shelf for his shop, his intention was to use it just to hold a portable TV. Later, however, he discovered that he'd allowed enough of an edge that his clamps could simply grip the front rail and support cleats. Once the TV-shelf-turned-storage-center proved its merit, he added a second set of cleats into the corner below the TV shelf for even more clamp storage.

Quick tip: prevent clamp marring
To keep clamps from marring project surfaces, use the plastic caps found on milk jugs as pads. Hold a pair of the caps, which normally aren' recycled with used jugs, in place with a few dabs of hotmelt glue.

--Jerry Pasley, Raleigh, N.C.

For more in-depth information on gluing and clamping, visit our Gluing and Clamping section in the WOOD Store.


Comments (3)
tunastap1 wrote:

I agree with gweast1. I had a TV in my shop once, I caught myself looking up at it during a baseball game while working at the table saw. I took in out the next day. The radio is a much better idea. You can use this shelf for a radio.

5/22/2015 11:30:54 PM Report Abuse
gweast1 wrote:

TV in the shop sounds like a bad idea. Take your eyes off what you're doing to watch it, then slice your hand off... Radio is much better since you don't have anything to watch on it.

2/26/2015 10:04:22 AM Report Abuse
louis.mulder1 wrote:

Very nice,old bugger,i think you built this with a mission!Telling your wife you are gonna catch up on some workshop duties,then watching TV with a few of the favourite drinks?Come on,this is an excellent idea,gonna make and sell this to the locals.I am from South Africa,the guys is gonna love this,damnn!should have thought about long time ago!Thanks for this!!

9/9/2010 03:04:40 PM Report Abuse

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