How to Build a Display Rack for Fishing Poles

How to Build a Display Rack for Fishing Poles
A handmade fishing rod display rack is an excellent do-it-yourself project for handy anglers. With an afternoon or evening, some hardware and some know-how, you can have a tasteful wall display for all your fishing rods, as well as a place to conveniently keep and store them.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Saw Pencil Tape measure 2-inch wood screws 3-inch wall screws 1 1-by-6 inch board, at least 8 feet long Screwdriver Unfinished wood curtain rod brackets Paint or stain
  • Saw
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • 2-inch wood screws
  • 3-inch wall screws
  • 1 1-by-6 inch board, at least 8 feet long
  • Screwdriver
  • Unfinished wood curtain rod brackets
  • Paint or stain
Step 1
Select your location. You will need a space 1 foot wider than the base of your fishing rods, and approximately 4 vertical feet of space.
Step 2
Determine how tall your rack will be. You will want 6 inches between rods. Determine how many rods you plan on displaying in the rack, add 6 inches per rod, and then add the height of your curtain rod holders (usually 2 or 3 inches), multiplied by the number of rods. Finally, subtract 6 inches from the total, as the top and bottom rods will sit flush with the frame. For example, a rack for four rods, with 3-inch rod holders, would be 30 inches tall.
Step 3
Cut your boards. Using your calculation as a guide, cut two lengths of your 1-by-6-inch board to the size of your rack.
Step 4
Mark the 6-inch gaps on the board with your pencil, taking into account the height of the rod holders.
Step 5
Use the 2-inch screws to attach the rod holders to the boards, in the places marked. Use two screws for each rod holder so they do not wiggle. Make sure the screws are flush with the board.
Step 6
Stain or paint your rack. Do this before you mount it and let it dry overnight. It is important to do this to protect your rack from everyday wear and tear.
Step 7
Mark the wall 2 or 3 feet down from the ceiling, depending on how tall your rod rack is. Screw the rack into the wall using the 3-inch wood screws. Your rods are now ready to be displayed.

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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