Plans for a Wooden Fishing Rod Holder

Plans for a Wooden Fishing Rod Holder
You should consider storing your special or more expensive fishing rods on a rack to keep them off the ground when not in use. These are available at sporting goods stores, or you can make your own out of all kinds of material. For special rods, try using wood to make the rack. This results in a nice display for the rods that can be hung on a wall in a prominent place.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • 1 by 4 board
  • Drill
  • Drill bit
  • Screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Pencil
  • Sandpaper
  • 1 1/2 in diameter hole saw
  • Rod clips
Step 1
Cut a 1 by 4 board into two 2-foot sections with a saw.
Step 2
Find the center of each board and draw a line down the length of it with a pencil. You will use this as a guide to place the rod clips and make holes.
Step 3
Mark one board for the rod clips. Mark where you will drill pilot holes for the first rod clip. Set it three inches in from the end of the board. Mark where the other clips will follow along the center line of the board. Space the rod clips three inches apart. This should give you room for six clips.
Step 4
Drill pilot holes for the rod clips. Attach the clips with screws and a screwdriver.
Step 5
Follow the center line on the other board and mark where you will make six holes that are 1-1/2 inches wide. The easiest way to do this is to place the board with the rod clips attached, above the other board and place the rods in the clips. Mark where the rods are supposed to lie on the second board. This should be the center of your holes.
Step 6
Drill the holes in the second board using a hole saw connected to a drill. Use the marks as a guide to show you the centers of the holes. Drill a pilot hole first, and set the center bit of the hole saw in the hole to guide the saw. Keep the drill straight as you drill.
Step 7
Sand the edges of the holes to round them. This way they won't scratch the rod.
Step 8
Mount the boards to the wall. The one with the holes is mounted a few feet from the floor, and the one with the clips is mounted about 4 feet higher. Align the boards one above the other. Use the drill and screws to mount the boards. Level them to insure that the rods will line up.

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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