Introduction: Hammer Rack

I needed a place to keep all my hammers etc, but I had very little room. In the end I came up with this front pull design with spring loaded gates. The gates open and close automatically when you insert or remove a tool, and the spring keeps the gate in the position you left it so its more secure when closed and stays open when empty. This design also works for pretty much any hammer or mallet so long as the handle can fit in the space allowed for by the gate.

I didn't want to hang them on nails or pins because it would take up too much space horizontally and I couldn't use a lift out rack because i couldn't spare the space above the rack. I also didn't like the idea of having specific spaces for specific hammers.

Literally everything for this build came out of the scrap bin, hence all the random sizes and dissimilar materials I started with, but it was mostly 3/4 ply and a scrap of 2x6 for the bracket, the springs were made from a strip of maple.


miket482000 (author)2017-05-23

If you are not going to give dimensions on your INSTRUCTABLES offering then perhaps it would be best for you to just stick to YouTube! People that come here are looking for more in depth information on constructing things! I was just about to upgrade to be able to download your plans, I am glad that I saw one of your comments wondering why you do not have plans on INSTRUCTABLES!

Chris Logan (author)2015-05-15

I recognize that husky hammer... I literally own a lifetime supply of them (tenish). They are the best soft deadbolt I've ever come across.

(I actually get some anxiety when I think about home Depot discontinuing them, so I buy another every so often.)

TabLeft (author)Chris Logan2015-05-15

Lol I know what you mean I've been considering getting another one just in case. I tend to be pretty hard on my tools.

Chris Logan (author)TabLeft2017-01-09

Wooo! Guess who's forethought paid off! Husky discontinued those hammers.

WoodMagnolia (author)TabLeft2016-12-29

tab left, how come there are no instructions with sizes of wood, dementions, etc etc. I signed up for the premium instructables just so I could download the instructions on two of your projects but there aren't any. Please, help me out here!

Sprad (author)2016-08-13

where are the "plans"? No deminsions or measurements in the download

Tisephonine (author)2015-06-21

I am sorry, but I see absolutely no instructions on how to build this. Just ingredients used.

Vyger (author)2015-05-15

It's a Thor retrofitting station!!

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