How to Make Your Own Snowboard Rack

How to Make Your Own Snowboard Rack
One of the downsides of snowboarding is that there are many months out of the year that the snowboard must be stored. A simple solution is to build a snowboard rack. With an afternoon and a little know-how, you can build a simple, sturdy rack that will easily store two snowboards in a garage or storage room.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Assemble Your Snowboard Rack

Things You’ll Need:
  • One 6-foot 2x4 board One 4-foot dowel, 1 inch in diameter Wood glue Tape measure Saw Sandpaper or file Paint or stain 4-inch wood screws A power drill with a 1-inch diameter drill bit and a screwdriver bit
  • One 6-foot 2x4 board
  • One 4-foot dowel, 1 inch in diameter
  • Wood glue
  • Tape measure
  • Saw
  • Sandpaper or file
  • Paint or stain
  • 4-inch wood screws
  • A power drill with a 1-inch diameter drill bit and a screwdriver bit
Step 1
Cut your lumber. Create two 28-inch lengths of 2x4 and four 8-inch lengths of dowel.
Step 2
Measure two points on each 2x4, 3 inches and 15 inches from one end. At these points drill a hole 1 inch deep and 1 inch in diameter. Sand and file this hole smooth.
Step 3
Cut notches into the end of each of the dowels. One inch from the end of the dowel, cut a line halfway through the dowel. From 2 inches from the end of the dowel, cut into the first line at a 45 degree angle, creating a V-shaped notch in each dowel.
Step 4
Apply wood glue to the holes in the 2x4s and place the dowels in the 2x4s. Allow the glue to dry with the 2x4 flat and the dowel pointing up.
Step 5
Apply stain or paint to insure that the rack lasts. Allow it to dry overnight.
Step 6
Mount your rack on your selected wall using 4-inch wood screws.

Tips & Warnings

 
Always use protective gear 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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