Introduction: Simple Vinyl Roll Holder
Ok, this is my first instructable! i didnt plan on making a tutorial i just happened to take pics along the way so forgive the lack of instructions/measurements but you can get the idea from the pics,
I work with rolls of vinyl and needed a way to store them whilst being able to see what colours i have,
vinyl roll racks can be quite expensive so i decided to make my own from some wood i had left over from another project,
i made this rack to hold 12inch wide rolls of vinyl, it can hold 60cm wide rolls but if you want to make it for 60cm i would recommend longer dowel pieces,
you can easily scale this plan up or down depending on your needs, i made this one to hold 18 rolls of 12 inch vinyl, but you could just as easy make it for 24/36 rolls or for difference width rolls,
Step 1: Step 1, Gather Your Materials and Measure Up,
all you will need for this project is a piece of mdf/other suitable wood to use as a base/back plate, and some dowel,
i used a left over mdf shelf roughly 160cm x 40cm
the dowel i used is pretty thick at 3cm but rather too thick than too weak,
work out how many rolls you want to hold, i done this by measuring my thickest vinyl roll and spacing each dowel 14cm apart,
make marks along your back piece with a pencil,
see how many dowels you can fit, i had space for 2 rows of 9 dowels,
drill your holes into the mdf where you marked from the above step,
Step 2: Dowels
i had 2 lengths of dowel about 90 inches in length so i cut it into 18 10inch dowels,
Step 3: Drill Time...
find the center of your dowel ends and drill pilot holes in 1 end of each dowel
Step 4: Attach Dowels to Back
screw through the holes you drilled in the back earlier into the pilot holes you drilled in the dowel ends attaching them to the back,
i used a blob of no more nails on each dowel where it attaches to the back for some extra strength, wood glue would of been more suitable but its all i had..
Step 5: Finished!
well thats about it! attach this to the wall or like me the rear of a cupboard door and add your rolls of vinyl,
obviously you could paint/stain it after but thats up to you,
Step 6: Optional Steps/Improvements
ok, i know this could be a lot stronger and there are many ways you could improve it,
this works for me, i had limited time/tools/supplies & skills
i built the rack in about 45 minutes and it serves its purpose perfectly for me,,
a couple of improvements i would make if i made another:
use longer dowels, maybe 14/16 inches long to accommodate 60cm wide rolls easier,
countersink the dowels into the mdf for more strength using a hole boring/spade bit (i didnt have one at the time)
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