So, this may not look like much to some people but to me, it looks like an amazing project! I reached out to my local Buy Nothing Group and asked for an old crib. My wish was granted! What's even better is that it was a drop side crib and those have been banned and deemed unsafe so it would have just been headed to the dump anyway.
Easy Canvas Rack Using a Crib
Any painters out there? I've been painting canvases for the last couple of years or so and I always have a hard time storing and finding spots for my canvases to dry. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a rack so I decided to DIY one!
I started by removing the screws and plastic parts from two of the crib panels.
Next, I cut off the legs of each panel using a radial arm saw.
I stood the two panels together at a 90 degree angle and made sure the slots lined up between the two panels and then clamped them together on top and bottom using corner clamps. These things really come in handy!
I then carefully placed the panels on my workbench and marked a line down the center of the edge where the two panels would be fastened together.
I used a countersink drill bit to drill pilot holes through the wood.
Lastly, I screwed the two panels together using 2 inch screws.
All done!! While this particular rack will work well for my larger canvases, I found that it was a little trickier to get the smaller ones to lay without tipping over. I have two more crib panels which I will be using to make another rack but instead of fastening them together at a 90 degree angle I will make it a smaller angle instead. I figured if I make an angled cut down the entire side of one of the panels they will go together just as easily and will be closer together to better hold my smaller paintings. Thanks for following along and maybe you'll find some cool uses for an old crib too! If you do, I'd love to here about them! 😁