January 10, 2017 by Scott - Saws on Skates
Assembling a project without clamps can be tricky. You know what else is tricky? Finding a place to store those clamps in a small workshop. Wall space and floor space are always at a premium in small workshops. Those of us with small workshops have to get creative with our storage, so today I’m sharing 7 clever DIY clamp storage ideas perfect for a small workshop!
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We’ve looked at many space-saving small workshop ideas from workbenches and miter saw stands to scrap wood storage and even how to put your saws on skates… ya know, make your tools mobile to maximize floor space in a small workshop.
Now it’s time to “get a grip” on clamp storage! The idea to share clamp storage ideas hit me when I was putting together the 6 Tips to Clamp Your DIY Project Like a Pro post. Today we’ll look at some clever ways to store clamps in a small workshop.
We’ll start our look at clamp storage with the smallest storage options and end with larger options for bigger workshops.
7 Clever Clamp Storage Ideas for a Small Workshop
Overhead Clamp Holder by Woodworking Tips
This overhead clamp storage is great for those with a basement or garage workshop. It couldn’t be any simpler to make and is great for storing small bar clamps and spring clamps.
Overhead Clamp Storage by Kreg/Woodsmith Magazine
This is another great overhead clamp storage option for those DIYers with a basement or garage workshop. A great option for storing longer bar clamps.
Space Saving Parallel Clamp Rack by Fix This Build That
This is an attractive, sturdy and well built option for DIYers with some wall space that can be dedicated to storage.
Super-Simple Clamp Rack by Wood Magazine
This option is great for DIYers with even more wall space. I made a scaled down version of this simple clamp rack for my shop.
Clamp Storage for 5 Popular Clamp Types by Wood Magazine
This collection of clamp storage plans has five storage ideas for the most popular clamps including a spring clamp holder, bar clamp rack, C-clamp support, C-clamp rack and a handscrew clamp organizer. Build one, a few, or all depending on your clamp storage needs.
Ultimate Clamp Rack by The Family Handyman
This ultimate clamp rack is great for those who can dedicate some floor space to clamp storage. I don’t have that kind of space in my shop, but I LOVE this clamp rack!