How to Make Homemade Fishing Rod Racks

How to Make Homemade Fishing Rod Racks
Fishing rod racks are available from a wide variety of retailers and are most commonly made of wood or plastic. Rod racks are designed to provide fishermen with a place to keep their rods to avoid accidental damage or for display. Commercially manufactured racks may range upwards of $100 or more. However, it is possible to make a rod rack at home which is both practical and attractive.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • 2-inch PVC pipe 2-inch PVC elbows 2-inch PVC "T" connectors Saw PVC cement Sand paper
  • 2-inch PVC pipe
  • 2-inch PVC elbows
  • 2-inch PVC "T" connectors
  • Saw
  • PVC cement
  • Sand paper
Step 1
Cut the 2-inch PVC pipe into sections using a fine tooth saw. You will need eight 6-inch sections and three 4-inch sections. Smooth the cut ends of the PVC pipe with sand paper.
Step 2
Insert two pieces of 6-inch PVC pipe into a "T" connector. The pipe should fit into the straight pass through the ends of the "T" so that the single connection is at a right angle. This will form the support base of the rack. Repeat the process to form an identical support for the opposite side of the rack.
Step 3
Insert a 6-inch section of PVC pipe into the right angle connector of the support which was just assembled. Repeat for the opposite side. You will now have a support with a 6-inch upright for both sides.
Step 4
Place a PVC elbow on both uprights and turn it so that the supports are parallel to each other with the elbow turns facing in toward each other.
Step 5
Insert a 4-inch PVC section into both elbows. This will begin to form the cross support which will connect the end supports together. Attach a "T" connector to both 4-inch sections of the end supports. Make sure the right angle connector is pointing upward.
Step 6
Insert another 4-inch section of PVC pipe into the end of one "T" support and insert the other end into the other free end of the upright support. You will now have a rack with supports and two upright rod supports. Insert a 6-inch section into both upright rod supports to complete the rack.

Tips & Warnings

 
Tighten all connections securely. Dry fit, or do not use glue, to allow for disassembly of the rack for storage or travel. Glue the rack for a permanent rack. Add more upright supports for more rod storage or display space.
 
Tighten all connections securely.
 
Dry fit, or do not use glue, to allow for disassembly of the rack for storage or travel.
 
Glue the rack for a permanent rack.
 
Add more upright supports for more rod storage or display space.
 
Use caution when cutting with saws. Understand and use safety equipment including gloves, eye protection and proper ventilation.

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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