This one's for you ThirdEyeNukeWarning: work required!!
That out of the way, here's the rack I use to store my paints:
This is a life saver. before I built this, my desk was a mess of paint pots, all taking over my work space. I thought about posting it up but in the end, I decided not to. Then I saw this post over on tale of painters. That desk is madness, no offence to ThirdEyeNuke. I offered to post this, to show how I built a paint rack.
First up: tools. Most of these are common DIY tools except the hole saw. You can pick one up for €15 in most hardware stores, but luckily I was able to borrow one.
1. saw (preferably a jig-saw)
3. hole-saw (on the left)
Now, I have no WIP pictures so I drew some sketches instead. The first one is simply getting some terms straight: the length and height of the rack.
Step1. Buy a sheet of MDF as wide as the length you want your rack to be, twice as long as the height you want your rack to be and about 5 or 6 mm thick. Then cut the sheet in half, so you have two pieces, each the size you want the rack to be.
On one piece, drill holes using the hole saw. These will be where the paint pots go. For citadel paints, I used a 39mm hole-saw. One thing to note though, you have to leave appropriate space between the holes, or the wood will collapse under the weight.
This is a sketch of one of the batons that I used to build the rack. The height is the height of the rack. You can actually cut the height short a little. Again, this can be bought in any hardware store.
The next sketch is how I mounted the back piece and batons on the wall. The back piece was screwed to the wall, then I glued the batons to it using regular wood glue.
The last step is to glue the front piece to the back piece. Allow 24 hours to dry before putting any paint in it. Just to note, if you're using larger paint pots (taller than the citadel ones) you may need to use thicker batons, to put more space between the two pieces of MDF