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DIY Oil Painting Drying Rack 1


While beavering away on a new painting series, I’ve found myself surrounded by wet panels propped up in various locations against the walls around my studio, begging me to kick them over unintentionally.

It was beginning to stress me out to the point that I needed to do something.

After a bit of a web searching for various ways people store their wet paintings, I came across a simple but effective method whereby paintings are stacked perpendicular to the wall on shelves much like books in a bookcase, while providing something other than the preceding painting to lean against.

A common method of achieving this was to use pegboard as the shelf surface and wooden dowels fitted through the pegboard holes at regular intervals to provide the back support for each panel.

DIY Oil Painting Drying Rack 2

Seems to have worked a treat and it’s also given me an extra surface on top for additional storage.

Has cleaned up a lot of the clutter and allows my paintings to dry protected from errant hooves.

Tim Eden

Tim Eden is an Adelaide based figurative artist who paints mainly in oil. The principle theme throughout Tim’s art focuses on our existence and shared connectedness within a universe of energy. Tim’s work has been described as thought provoking and emotive.

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