Items Needed:

  • Saw to cut wood
  • Drill/Impact Driver
  • 7/16" Drill Bit
  • 18" 2x4"
  • 20" 2x8" (if adding french cleat)
  • 8 x 10" or 12" spike
  • 2" Wood Screws
  • 3" Wood Screws

Spike Clamp Rack Details:

Adequate clamp storage is always something that every workshop needs.  I have gone through many variations of clamp storage in my own workshop and finally settled on the spike clamp rack.  It provides a ton of storage for your clamps while taking up very little horizontal room in the shop; we all know that wall space is precious in your workshop!  Here is how I built it- 

Let's get started!

Watch the video on how I made this clamp rack.  Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to see all of my videos!

Using a 2x4 measure 18".  If you are just making one, you may go ahead and cut it to size, I am making two here so I left it long until after drilling the holes.  

Measure out where you want the holes for the spikes to fit the clamps

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Make a story board to easily mark out your measurements for the rest of the clamp rack.  For the clamps I'm using I marked the first hole 1.5" from the edge of the board, the second hole is 1.5" from the first, and the 3rd is 3.5" from the 2nd hole and is the first hole for the second set of spikes.  So you move the story board to the 3rd mark and you have both measurements you need!

Drill a 7/16" hole at each mark 1" deep for the spikes to go into.  I used a brad point drill bit to make hitting the center of my mark easier.

I painted mine then hammered in the spikes.

Skip this step if you're hanging them on french cleats. Find and mark your studs, pre-drill the holes and screw them to the wall using 3" screws, hang your clamps and you're done!

I cut a 20" piece of 2x8" painted it, and attached the french cleat and spacer to the back of it.

Attach the mating french cleat to the wall, be sure to mark out your studs, predrill and level it before screwing it into the wall using 3" screws.  

Attach the spike clamp rack to the french cleat board using 6 x 2.5" screws.  Then hang it on the wall using the french cleat.  

Finish making and hanging any others that you have made, add your clamps and you're done!  

You now have a very efficient, cheap and easy clamp rack to enjoy!  If you have any questions at all, feel free to leave them in the comments below or feel free to contact me.  If you do make this, please send me a picture of it, I'd love to check it out!

Matt