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Bainbridge Mat Rack

Discussion in 'Picture Framing Business Issues' started by John Hobbis, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. John Hobbis

    John Hobbis Grumbler

    Does anyone have a Bainbridge (full sheets) mat rack for sale? I don't want mats, I want it or them empty. Please only reply if within driving distance of PA.
     
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  2. Bob Doyle

    Bob Doyle SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I made mine by getting two shelving racks from home depot. Standing upright I got two shelves for mats and fomeboard. Lying down I got six feet of mat storage that were in a base that was 36" tall laying plywood on top made a serviceable work area.

    Boxes of glass and matboard fit into it and provided structure for sorting
     
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  3. John Hobbis

    John Hobbis Grumbler

    Thanks, that is very helpful!
     
  4. Bob Doyle

    Bob Doyle SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    The racks were the 3 foot wide stainless steel ones with adjustable shelves, baker's racks to some.
     
  5. John Hobbis

    John Hobbis Grumbler

    That is helpful. I was on the Home Depot website but I wasn't sure which ones you were talking about.
     
  6. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

    Make sure the racks can support the weight of the mat board. Don't ask me why I know about this.
     
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  7. Bob Doyle

    Bob Doyle SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Standing upright I put two shelves on the bottom. Then two more shelves about three feet above the top of the bottom two. Basically a mat high plus some head room. The top left open, so the mats can fit.

    Glass on the bottom and done board on the top. You want weigh on the bottom so it all doesn't come crashing down on you! Used it both ways for many years. Laying down as a workbench base made for a bench that was just too tall to work comfortable at.
     
  8. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

    If you have a lot of mats you might want to consider something like this.

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    A simple 2x4 frame 32" deep with plywood shelves and 2x4 braces under each shelf. It is anchored on both ends to the overhead beam.
     
  9. Daniel Smith

    Daniel Smith Grumbler

    "Please only reply if within driving distance of PA."
    I drove from San Francisco area to Bucks County PA last year. Does that qualify? :)
     
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