Above the Bench Propane Storage
By: Erich Lage
I keep my propane torch close at hand with this little rack made from the left over parts of previous projects.
I use my propane torch quite often for little projects around my shop. Instead of returning it to its plastic storage case every time after using it, I made this simple storage rack that keeps my propane cylinder and torch within arm’s reach. The most obvious choice for housing the propane cylinder was a section of PVC pipe that had a slightly larger inside diameter than the outside of my cylinder (4" pipe was just right). Then it was just a matter of making the rest of the storage rack from plywood. There’s nothing too difficult about this storage rack. After cutting the PVC pipe to length, simply cut all of the plywood parts to size and assemble everything using glue and woodscrews. Just a couple of points to mention: The half circle in the top is traced from the outside of the PVC pipe and cut on the bandsaw. The disc in the bottom of the pipe is traced from the inside of the pipe. A hole drilled through the top into the post provides a place to store the torch head. And a couple of L-hooks in the back allows the storage rack to hang on a pegboard panel, if you want.