Fishing Rod Rack DIY

Fishing Rod Rack DIY
A handmade fishing rod rack is an excellent do-it-yourself project for any angler who's handy around the house. This rack can conveniently store a number of fishing rods, showing them off while keeping them up out of the way. With a little bit of know-how and a few simple materials, you can make your own fishing rod rack.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Building a Fishing Rod Rack

Things You’ll Need:
  • At least one 1x6 board, 6 or 8 feet long Screwdriver Saw Pencil Tape measure Unfinished wooden curtain rod brackets Paint or stain 2-inch wood screws 3-inch wall screws
  • At least one 1x6 board, 6 or 8 feet long
  • Screwdriver
  • Saw
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Unfinished wooden curtain rod brackets
  • Paint or stain
  • 2-inch wood screws
  • 3-inch wall screws
Step 1
Determine where to hang your rack. You'll need a space at least a foot wider than the rods being displayed, and you will generally need at least 4 vertical feet.

This rack will consist of two boards running vertically, each with a number of curtain rod brackets to hold fishing rods in a horizontal position.
Step 2
Determine how tall you need your rack to be. You'll want at least 6 inches between the rods, so if your brackets are 3 inches tall and you want to display five rods, the two boards that make up your rack frame will each need to be at least 39 inches tall, with brackets at the top and the bottom.
Step 3
Cut the boards for the frame. The lengths of these will vary depending on the number of rods you wish to display. Don't forget to account for the height of the brackets as well as the 6-inch gaps between rods when you cut the frame boards.
Step 4
Mark where the brackets will go on the frame boards, using the above guidelines.
Step 5
Connect each bracket to the rack frame boards with two 2-inch screws. (Ignore any hardware that may have come with the bracket.) Drive every screw in until it is flush with the frame.
Step 6
Paint or stain the rack boards however you want to give them a uniform appearance. Let dry overnight before you proceed.
Step 7
Mount the rack on the wall with 3-inch screws. If you want to make a more artistic display, offset the two sides of the rack by a few inches so that the rods are mounted at a slight angle.

Tips & Warnings

 
Wear protective equipment when using power tools. Measure twice before making any cuts.
 
Wear protective equipment when using power tools.
 
Measure twice before making any cuts.

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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