How to Build a Snowboard Rack

How to Build a Snowboard Rack
One of the unfortunate drawbacks of snowboarding is that the boards themselves take up quite a bit of space in the off-season. Fortunately, with a few tools and an afternoon, it is easy to make a functional and useful snowboard rack to keep your equipment out of the way. This project is perfect for closets, storage rooms and garages.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Six-foot 2x4 Four-foot length of 1-inch dowel Power drill with a 1-inch diameter bit and a screwdriver bit 4-inch wood screws Wood glue Paint or stain File or sandpaper Saw
  • Six-foot 2x4
  • Four-foot length of 1-inch dowel
  • Power drill with a 1-inch diameter bit and a screwdriver bit
  • 4-inch wood screws
  • Wood glue
  • Paint or stain
  • File or sandpaper
  • Saw
Step 1
Cut your lumber. Cut the 2x4 into two 28-inch pieces. Cut four eight-inch lengths of dowel.
Step 2
Drill four holes in the 2x4. From one end, measure three inches and 15 inches. Drill holes, one inch deep and one inch in diameter at this point. Clear the holes of any debris and sand or file them smooth.
Step 3
Cut notches in the dowels. One inch from one end of the dowel, cut a line a half-inch deep. From two inches from the end of the dowel, cut at a 45-degree angle toward the first cut, leaving a V notch in the end of the dowel.
Step 4
Glue the dowels to the 2x4s. Put wood glue in the holes and then seat the dowels in them. Let the assembly dry with the 2x4 laying flat and the dowels pointing up.
Step 5
Stain or paint the rack to protect the material. Allow it to dry overnight.
Step 6
Mount the rack on the wall using the 4-inch wood screws.

Tips & Warnings

 
Always use protective equipment when using power tools.

Article Written By Beau Prichard

Beau Prichard has been a freelance writer and editor since 1999. He specializes in fiction, travel and writing coaching. He has traveled in the United Kingdom, Europe, Mexico and Australia. Prichard grew up in New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Arts in writing from George Fox University.

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