You wouldn’t think that the racks you need to simplify finishing could be found in a Chinese restaurant. But, their design is actually perfect, it holds different pieces apart with the way that the wood is designed, and keeps hold of the materials with the wire mesh that covers the opening of these wooden frames. You can probably make your own with this design in mind because finishing is probably the hardest part of any build project.
- Bob Miller has made some nice shop racks for holding products that need to be dried. One is simple with 3/4 square beams.
- One of his basket holders was inspired by Chinatown dumpling steamers. He uses a simple wire mesh to hold smaller items for drying.
- Bob recommends using these two racks to help your projects go faster but also to keep a clean work area devoid of spills and drips.
“The tongue-and-groove ends stack on one another so that I can go vertical to maximize the limited space in the finishing room. This approach keeps the contact between the rack and the work to a minimum and allows air to flow all around the piece.”