DIY Wall Mounted Fishing Rod Rack

DIY Wall Mounted Fishing Rod Rack
You can build a useful and decorative rack for your fishing rods with relatively little effort and just a few supplies from the hardware or craft store. This rack can be used to display your nicer rods and reels when not in use and keep them safe from harm. Rods left leaning in a corner leads to damage and scratches that often times are not easily repaired.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Two decorative boards
  • Screws
  • Drill
  • Two wood strips 1 inch x 4 or 5 feet
  • Conduit clamps
  • Rod clips
Step 1
Purchase and stain two decorative boards. You can get these at a home improvement store, and in some cases a craft store. Make sure the boards have some length to them if you have several rods to store. Also make sure they are the same length.
Step 2
Stain two wood strips that are 4 or 5 feet long and 1 inch wide.
Step 3
Drill pilot holes in the ends of the long wood strips. You will be attaching them to the back of the decorative wooden boards. Lay the decorative boards face down so that they are one above the other and the length of them is running left to right. Lay the wood strips on top so you can attach one end of the strip to one board and the other end to the other board. You will be attaching them on the far ends of the decorative boards so that when you are through, you will have the two strips running up and down on the edges of the back of the decorative boards. And the boards will be at the top and bottom.
Step 4
Drill the screws into the pilot holes in the strips and into the boards to attach them together.
Step 5
Attach the rod clips to the board that will be on top. Screw the hardware into the board to attach them. If you are worried about the wood splitting, drill a pilot hole first before attaching them.
Step 6
Attach black plastic conduit clamps to the bottom board. Space them so that there will be one for each clip above. If the clips are in a strip and too close together, you might need to skip every other one. Attach with screws. Drill a pilot hole first, if needed.
Step 7
Mount the rack to the wall with screws and a drill. Make sure the clips are on top and the conduit, or C-clamps, is on the bottom.

Article Written By Tara Dooley

Tara Dooley has written for various websites since 2008. She has worked as an accountant, after-school director and retail manager in various locations. Dooley holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and finance.

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