how to make a display stand rack
display stand rack.If you want to showcase your fine rugs, carpets, tapestries, or other wall hangings but don’t have adequate space on the walls of your home, building a carpet stand can be an easy and affordable solution. Depending on your preference and needs, you have a few choices for how to execute this project. You can mount the stand against a wall or build it as a freestanding unit. You can also design it so that it’s adjustable and mobile. We’ll show you how to do all of these things in just six simple steps
Hanging Rug or Carpet Display Stand
If you have a rug or carpet you would like to display, this is an easy way to do it. This stand can be made of wood or metal, depending on your preference. You will need:
- A rod or bar that goes across the top
- Something to hang it from (such as a rope)
Lay out the basic design for your rack.
- Decide how big you want your stand to be.
- Determine the number of rods you will need.
- Determine the number of wheels you will need.
- Decide on a base size based on your design and how many people are going to be using it at once. For example, if you plan on having multiple students working with tools on one display rack, consider building a larger base so that everyone has enough room to work comfortably and safely in their own space without bumping into each other’s tools or getting their feet stuck under another person’s table top display rack structure!
Get your rod pieces ready.
You’ll need to get your rod pieces ready. If you have any trouble finding these, try looking at the local hardware store or craft shop. If that doesn’t work, try an online retailer such as Amazon.
- Get a piece of wood that is about 1 inch thick
- Get a piece of wood that is about 1 inch wide
- Get a piece of wood that is about 1 inch long
- Get a piece of wood that is about 1 inch high
Drill holes for your rods.
After you’ve cut your wood and drilled the pilot holes, follow these steps to drill the actual holes.
- Drill a hole for each rod. The size of the drill bit should be slightly larger than your rods, but not so large that it causes any splitting or cracking in the wood. Use a clamp to hold the wood while you drill, and make sure you’re using enough pressure on your drill so that it can pass through without much resistance (this will help keep splintering to a minimum).
- Drill all of your rods at once so they’re exactly spaced apart from each other. Otherwise, they’ll look uneven when assembled as shown in Step 6 below!
- Make sure you don’t hit any screws or other hardware in this process; if you do hit something metal under there with your drill bit and it ends up being too close to one side of one piece of lumber—you guessed it: You’ll have an unbalanced display rack! Make sure everything that should be hidden behind those walls is securely fastened before continuing with this step!
Fit the rods into their holes.
- Find the centre of each of your 3″x2″ pieces and mark it with a pencil.
- Drill a 1/8″ hole through both pieces, using the marked center point as your guide.
- Now you have 2 holes in each piece, and they are perfectly aligned!
- Fit one end of your dowel rod into one hole and use a clamp to hold it in place while you glue it (you can also use tape). Glue both ends if possible; otherwise just make sure they’re secure so they don’t slip out when you hang things on them later!
- Repeat this process at all four corners of your rack stand with different lengths of dowels until all rods have been inserted into holes around the perimeter of their respective sides.”
Cut a piece of wood for your base.
- Cut a piece of wood for your base.
- Use a power saw to cut a piece of wood that is at least 1 inch thick and at least 1 inch longer than the width of your rug, and at least 1 inch wider than the width of your rug.
Make a guide for the rod holes you will drill through the base.
To make the guide for drilling holes:
- Use a jigsaw to cut out a piece of plywood that’s 1 inch smaller than your base on all sides. This will ensure that when you place it on your base, you’ll be able to drill through the exact center of each hole slot in the base without having to worry about measuring.
- Make sure your guide is level and straight by using a square or other right angle tool like an L-square or T-square, depending on what’s handy at the moment (or if you don’t have these tools available either—you can always use a ruler).
Drill additional holes into the base.
Now you’ll need to drill holes into the base. The type of rod that you use will determine how many holes you need, but in general, one hole per rod is sufficient.
Holes should be drilled through the center of each side panel and then again at 2-inch intervals across each side panel. This will allow for rods to be inserted into four different locations along every side panel (one halfway up and one halfway down).
display stand rack.