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Extension Cord Storage

Photograph Without my small collection of extension cords, I think work in the shop would slowly grind to halt. But trying to keep these cords untangled and easily accessible was always a major challenge. The answer to this housekeeping problem was the storage rack you see in the photograph.

Drawing The wall rack consists of a board outfitted with a series of “hook and loop” cord holders. The loops are made from 1′ long sections of nylon cord. The cord is knotted in a loop and then passed through a counterbored hole in the board, as shown in the drawing. An eye hook installed above the cord completes the holder.

The coiled cords are held securely in place on the rack, but easy to get to when I need one.

Good Woodworking,

Ted Raife
Online Editor, Woodsmith

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