Thanks.For the majority of classically shaped pipes (English, Italian, French) the upper part of the rack should be 5-6" from the lower. The hole for the stem should be 1". If you feel like carving out a dish for the bowl to rest in, I have found that an oval about 1" X 1 3/4" works well. Allow 2" 2 1/4" spaces between centers.
If you have Florovs, Hungarians, churchwardens, nose warmers, giant freehands, etc, it gets a lot harder
That's nice! I mean, It's not perfect (I'm not a professional woodworker) but it looks rustic - which I love - and serves it's purpose! The cabinet is full of pipes (18) now. I have 6 regular pipes, 2 churchwardens, 4 clay pipes and 6 corn cobs. I should post a new picture soon!
So true, I built a rack for 35 and have added a rack for 10, 6, 3, 2 and there is my first rack for 18 that now holds my cobs. A couple individual stands and somehow that still isn’t enough for the collection!If you do buy a rack make sure you leave room for more pipes. It is weird how it fills up so quickly. I would recommend a 36 count with tinted glass doors and holes on the sides for the pipes to breath.