I made Carrie a wall-mounted rack to store her thread and free up counter space in the sewing room. Here are the details.First I started by making a basic box, nothing fancy. Mitered corners, piece of plywood for the back.
Next I cut slats for the shelves by ripping wood in half vertically on the table saw, leaving boards just a bit under 3/8" thick.
I wanted the shelves to rotate along the center of the long side, so I put a small piece of dowel in the end of each to act as a pivot.
I then drilled an oversize hole in the side pieces to allow the shelf to rotate freely. In this picture I was testing one before drilling the rest.
Here you can see the rest of the holes in the side pieces.
To hold the thread spools, I planned to use thin dowels sticking up out of the shelves, so I drilled holes at regular intervals in each of the shelves.
Next I cut dowel segments and filled the holes. I used a handheld pencil sharpener to taper the tops of the dowels, which worked really well.
Here's the last dry fit prior to assembly.
To hold the shelves at a 45 degree angle when tilted outward, I added small triangular stops above each shelf.
Here's the finished project with spools of thread. The top three shelves have dowels spaced a little further apart for larger spools. In total, it holds 90 spools of thread, which will hopefully be enough for awhile.