It always amazes me how many woodworkers use so much wall space to hang their clamps side by side.
In my small shop I don't have that much wall space, but have a lot of clamps.
Using 2 by stock ( 2 X 4, 2 X 6, etc.) I made what looks like heavy duty shelf brackets of different widths, and attached them to the wall with spaces between them just wide enough to allow clearance between them for the pipes or bars of the clamps. I now stack up to 10 of each length of bar or pipe clamp between these heavy duty shelf brackets. A different slot is used for each length of clamp.
The brackets vary in width depending on how big the head of the clamps are, and so the adjacent rows of clamps have enough space for the clamp heads. I made a kind of "French Cleat" by mounting a 2 X 4 to the wall with lag bolts and I hook the heavy duty shelf brackets in position along this 2 X 4, spaced so the pipe or bars of the clamps will fit between them, then drive a large screw through the bracket and into the 2 X 4 to make certain that it doesn't move. Clamps that are stacked outward from the wall in this density are "Very Heavy", so a strong wall and attachment system is extremely important.
I now have over 50 bar and pipe clamps hanging from my shop wall in a wall space that most woodworkers have 6 or 8 clamps stored. Small shops require dense storage, especially when it comes to using wall space. I now have the 2 X 3 "French Cleats running all the way around my shop walls at several levels and the mating piece attached to my cabinets, parts bins, etc. So it's easy to rearrange almost everything on the walls whenever I want to, but I do add screws to secure the heavier items, so there is no chance of them moving or falling if they should ever get "bumped".
Central North Carolina
Last edited by CharleyL; 05-16-2017 at 09:42 AM.