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ryanw209 05-18-2011 11:15 AM

DIY Garage Board Racks
 
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Just thought I'd throw this up for the DIY section. Props to Hunter660 for the idea. I have limited space in my garage since I park 2 cars in there also so I needed something low profile that would hold all of mine and my GF's boards. You can add the black foam if you want padding but I'm pretty sure setting them on PVC isn't going to hurt my boards.

*Measurements are for pipe cuts only and do not include fittings.

wakeworld 05-18-2011 11:32 AM

Nice! How much did you sink into it?

jperkinsttu 05-18-2011 11:48 AM

I really like how that's put together. I made mine out of wood just bc I had some spare 2x6 and also only park one car in the garage. I added pipe foam for some cushion. http://tapatalk.com/mu/42a776e2-140a-b1e4.jpg
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camassanger 05-18-2011 6:47 PM

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I went with the 75 cent per hook option from Home Depot. Sink 'em into studs and you're good to go :)

The board leaning on the wall is for sale...

wakecumberland 05-18-2011 8:56 PM

That little pink thing is for sale? My little girl might like that. What do you want for it? You can PM me if you'd rather not hijack this thread :)

ryanw209 05-18-2011 9:09 PM

David - I think it was around $38 total including $9 for the PVC primer and cement I had to buy since I didn't have any. Used all 1" PVC too.

Jarrod- I really like the looks of yours too but with so many spare boards I needed to be able to stack a few together behind each one with bindings.

Derek- I was thinking of those hooks originally but I didn't have a lot real estate to spare and 2 hooks per board x 13 boards = my entire garage wall.

Why we need 13 boards between my GF and I I'm still trying to figure out....

jperkinsttu 05-19-2011 10:37 AM

Yeah I wouldn't have gone the route I did if I had more boards. The angles were a pain in the ass to try and keep equal. Mainly did it bc I wanted to get out of the house haha

shawndoggy 05-22-2011 11:19 AM

I just built a rack for my storage unit. The rack is built high, with the first set of bars @ 52", so I can put the boards right in the rack from the boat.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5027/...5c91a77a_b.jpg

camassanger 05-22-2011 11:25 AM

Shawndoggy, where did you get the foam for around those holders?

shawndoggy 05-22-2011 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by camassanger (Post 1680443)
Shawndoggy, where did you get the foam for around those holders?

Home Depot pipe insulation... in the plumbing dept.

shawndoggy 05-31-2011 9:32 AM

since it was blowing 40 mph or snowing all weekend, had time to finish the storage unit rack setup:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3535/...b10e7aa0_b.jpg

ryanw209 05-31-2011 9:38 AM

Nice! I like that you can put the boards on the rack from the boat.

Jbort 09-22-2011 1:36 PM

wake surf storage
 
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pic on our dock used for day storage. 2x4's with wood dowel placed into bored out holes, then PVC placed over and done.

trash4life 09-22-2011 1:45 PM

Be careful with the hook thing. I've used those for a few years until last year when I had the garage door open and a freak wind gust kicked up and blew my $700 wakesurf board off of the hooks right onto the concrete floor. Shattered the corner of the board. I wasn't too happy about the hook solution that day.

jfergus7 01-23-2012 7:33 AM

Think I just found my weekend project. Those look great and I have trying to find somewhere to store my wake and snowboards!

wakeworld 01-23-2012 10:19 AM

What I really like about Ryan's rack is the fact that you can tuck any boards without binding in behind a board with bindings. Very cool. I think I'm going to do a version of that one for my garage.

jfergus7 01-23-2012 10:26 AM

That's the rack that I have been thinking about since I found the thread. Think I am going to do the same one. I am wondering how it is mounted to the wall though. Not sure if he put screws directly through the pvc into the wall or used something else.

wakebrdr94 01-23-2012 11:04 AM

I used yarns design and measurements, fairly simple. Only difference is I measured the width of the rack to the studs in the wall, and then drilled the rack directly into the wall. Works great.

Riteride 01-23-2012 11:16 AM

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Here is what I am using for garage storage racks.. I will get a picture of my garage setup tonight and post it up..

wakebrdr94 01-23-2012 12:16 PM

That looks sweet, but looks pricey too!

Riteride 01-23-2012 12:23 PM

They are $129.00 per rack..

jfergus7 01-23-2012 1:04 PM

Those are awesome Brett but at that price way out of my price range. Looking forward to seeing the pics though.

wakebrdr94 01-24-2012 12:18 PM

Ryan's worked well, I just need more space. Probably need to put up a couple shelves.
http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/...-06-01_421.jpg

brett564 01-24-2012 12:27 PM

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I've been using the Lowe's Bicycle racks, and I don't think any DIY job looks better. They are about $13 a rack, they bolt into a stud on the wall with two included screws. They have padded fingers which protect the edges of the boards, and they fold upwards when you take the boards off of them. They also project the edge of the board a little further from the wall, so there is a more stable angle regarding the boards resting against the wall. This is a little more important in California (earthquake country).

The little hooks are about a dollar I used for the ropes and are also from Lowe's.



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wakeworld 01-24-2012 12:34 PM

I have some of those too and they are nice. However, you're limited on the number of boards since you can only do one per rack. That's what I like about Ryan's design. I need to hang about 12 boards and I don't have room for two rows of racks. They sure look nice though. If I was hanging in a bedroom, I'd definitely go with those.

hockeysk8er222 01-24-2012 4:34 PM

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I bought some racks on storeyourboard.com and although they aren't DIY, I figured they were worth posting. I love them for storage in my room (I take pride in showing my gear off:D) and the only downside is I can only store one at a time. They take two screws into the stud and you're good to go! Phone pics though, sorry.

skongolf 01-24-2012 4:38 PM

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This is what I did after getting the idea from someone else and it worked awesome. Up against the ceiling of the garage and out of the way. Best of all, CHEAP!!
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jfergus7 01-24-2012 6:17 PM

Lots of great ideas here! This will be my project in between ice fishing/snowmobile season and wakeboarding season!

ryanw209 02-02-2012 3:56 PM

Hey Jim- Yes I attached mine by drilling holes through the PVC and screwing them to the studs.

brett564 02-02-2012 10:34 PM

Steve! Thats a Liquid Force 143 from like 2001 or so! That made me smile and brought back memories. Props to rocking that old reliable board!

jfergus7 02-02-2012 11:52 PM

Thanks Ryan! Think I am going to copy your plans I like how that turned out.

501s 03-29-2012 10:03 PM

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I call this our "Board Room".

brett564 03-30-2012 10:03 PM

Yup, that takes it as far as board racks go.

501s 03-30-2012 11:38 PM

You will even notice the security camera in the top left corner to make sure no one jacks our boards (that's what I do for a living).

jbwaken 04-03-2012 3:17 PM

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Just put some up at the shop. Home Depot Special. about $5 each...works great!

brett564 04-03-2012 11:29 PM

Wait a minute...

Those look like the ones that one guy posted...

wakeworld 04-04-2012 12:52 PM

Ryan, I'm curious about that 37" width. Studs are usually 16" or 24" apart. Are your studs 20" apart or are you not mounting your rack to studs?

04-04-2012 1:30 PM

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Originally Posted by wakeworld (Post 1742160)
Ryan, I'm curious about that 37" width. Studs are usually 16" or 24" apart. Are your studs 20" apart or are you not mounting your rack to studs?

I dont use studs for anything n my garage (heavy duty shelves, wakeboard racks, 13' paddleboard etc)...just use heavy duty wall anchors. Now i think about it, both my flat screens 46" & 52" arent stud mounte either:) in my house

wakeworld 04-04-2012 1:40 PM

You have TV's hanging in drywall? You're a brave man!

04-04-2012 1:48 PM

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Originally Posted by wakeworld (Post 1742178)
You have TV's hanging in drywall? You're a brave man!

Yep...theyre like 75lb wall anchors x 4. If i hung them in the studs the damn tv would be off center lol

tonyv420 04-04-2012 1:48 PM

anchor screws are alright for boards, but your big ol flat screens?? I guess if they fall gives you a good excuse to buy a newer bigger one :)

ryanw209 04-05-2012 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by wakeworld (Post 1742160)
Ryan, I'm curious about that 37" width. Studs are usually 16" or 24" apart. Are your studs 20" apart or are you not mounting your rack to studs?

Awww what happened to guy trying to advertise on here haha.

Your right Dave. On one side they are screwed to the studs and on the other I just put a few wall anchors in. They are also screwed to the studs in the cross bars.

ryanw209 04-05-2012 12:10 PM

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Originally Posted by LR3w8kbrdr (Post 1742180)
Yep...theyre like 75lb wall anchors x 4. If i hung them in the studs the damn tv would be off center lol

Your crazy. I actually climbed down into wall above my fireplace so I could put new centered studs in to hang my flatscreen over the mantel. Thankfully there was a small void space and I'm skinny haha.

ryanw209 04-05-2012 12:16 PM

I've got another fun DIY coming next week If I can finish it. It's a super loud portable radio to play your Iphones or MP3 player through. Speakers, battery and amp all in an old metal 5 gallon gas can.

04-05-2012 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ryanw209 (Post 1742406)
Your crazy. I actually climbed down into wall above my fireplace so I could put new centered studs in to hang my flatscreen over the mantel. Thankfully there was a small void space and I'm skinny haha.

Worked the last 3-4 yrs on all of them lol. Even in my brand new house I had the predrywall pics to go off of, but the tv would have been way off center so I said screw it:) if it falls it falls.

04-05-2012 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by ryanw209 (Post 1742407)
I've got another fun DIY coming next week If I can finish it. It's a super loud portable radio to play your Iphones or MP3 player through. Speakers, battery and amp all in an old metal 5 gallon gas can.

Keep us posted:)

durty_curt 04-05-2012 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by ryanw209 (Post 1742407)
I've got another fun DIY coming next week If I can finish it. It's a super loud portable radio to play your Iphones or MP3 player through. Speakers, battery and amp all in an old metal 5 gallon gas can.

I'm listening :p

ride152 04-16-2012 7:56 AM

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I decided to use Joe B's idea with the storage racks from Home Depot. They seem strong and mount easily. They also fold up when not being used - cool feature!

My only concern is that I live in a new development and we don't have many trees to block the wind. It gets pretty windy, I am hoping the boards don't get 'blown' off the racks. Otherwise, I will give the 6x9 'board rack' a shot.

I think these racks give a clean look.

04-16-2012 8:13 AM

Where are all your bindings?? Lol

wakeworld 04-16-2012 8:52 AM

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^^^Definitely one of the cleaner looks! Run a bungie cord from the top rack to the bottom rack if you're concerned about wind. Kind of kills the look and won't protect the top board, but it might help.

Below is what I did this weekend. I'm going to put together an article with the details. It's obviously based on the rack that started this thread, but I tweaked it a bit. My favorite tweak was to use threaded fittings for some of the racks so that I can bend them out of the way when putting the board in. Not only does it make it easier, but it also allows you to squeeze in more boards. I only used the threaded fitting on two of my six racks, but if I had to do it again, I'd probably make them all threaded.

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durty_curt 04-22-2012 11:00 AM

Did this project the other week. Took me a while to figure out the first one on the right. After I put up that one the rack filled up fast! So the next day I built another one! less than two hours to build the second one and I also tweaked the design a bit the second time around. Added 2 inches to the length of each rack to accommodate the board bags. Then slanted in the higher rack in to handle the short length of my wake skates.
I also recommend to anyone doing this to make sure you buy PVC 40 and not 200. the 40 is much more study. In the end the cost per rack was $45. Love them!

durty_curt 04-22-2012 11:01 AM

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/...-09-15_898.jpg

durty_curt 04-22-2012 11:03 AM

First design

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/...-37-14_339.jpg

ride152 04-23-2012 10:30 AM

LR3w8kbrdr,

I recently built the house and had all my boards in a storage unit (among a ton of other stuff) The boards 'stored' more easily without the bindings, so I removed them. It's still cold here in Ohio and we have not been out yet ......I haven't gotten around to mounting them. It does look a little weird.

The PVC set ups are legit. Probably a more sturdy rack system...

Txjole 04-23-2012 10:50 AM

Man you guys have some time wrapped up in these, I will have to snap a pic of mine when I get to the lake. All I did was take a 2x4 turn it on its side (2" side) and drill 5/8" holes at an angle and slip a piece of copper in it, then a piece of insulation over that. $20 at Depot and 20 minutes to make and screw to the wall.

Houstonshark 04-23-2012 11:00 AM

I finally installed these this past weekend. They worked out well and installed in less than 10min. I need to get another set.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...8/546a7485.jpg

duramat 04-24-2012 10:02 PM

Looks good TJ

GotWake 04-25-2012 2:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Houstonshark (Post 1746555)
I finally installed these this past weekend. They worked out well and installed in less than 10min. I need to get another set.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...8/546a7485.jpg

Nice! Where did you buy those racks?

V 04-25-2012 5:24 PM

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Originally Posted by GotWake (Post 1747170)
Nice! Where did you buy those racks?

X2

Houstonshark 04-25-2012 5:42 PM

Sorry for the delay. A guy blatantly posted these racks a couple weeks ago, advertising them on this thread. I saw them and bought them, then his posts were deleted.

I am in no way affiliated with them. It took me a couple weeks to get around to install them. They were simple and worked out well.

Here's the link:

http://boardstoragerack.com/product_...products_id/29

GotWake 04-25-2012 9:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Houstonshark (Post 1747216)
Sorry for the delay. A guy blatantly posted these racks a couple weeks ago, advertising them on this thread. I saw them and bought them, then his posts were deleted.

I am in no way affiliated with them. It took me a couple weeks to get around to install them. They were simple and worked out well.

Here's the link:

http://boardstoragerack.com/product_...products_id/29

Thanks! I think I'll order a set of those.

duramat 04-25-2012 10:03 PM

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My first attempt was with PVC. It worked ok for the first few boards. Eventually I was needing something better and to be able to store more boards. BOOM!! :D

brett564 04-25-2012 11:31 PM

Wow, that's a lot of boards...

Not to hijack but between the post with "the boardroom," which I thought was pretty cool, and this one, what's up with holding onto so many boards. I've had great success selling each of my old boards for upgrades on Craigslist and other sites, I'm kind of surprised to see these many boards up there.

ryanw209 04-26-2012 2:14 PM

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Originally Posted by durty_curt (Post 1742410)
I'm listening :p

It's up:
http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showt...31#post1747531

ryanw209 04-26-2012 2:40 PM

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Originally Posted by duramat (Post 1747280)
My first attempt was with PVC. It worked ok for the first few boards. Eventually I was needing something better and to be able to store more boards. BOOM!! :D

Dang those do look clean but at $60/set I'll stick with the PVC haha. And with all those surf boards I hope your way away from where I ride LOL.
Have a good summer everyone!!

JohnP 05-08-2012 9:46 AM

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I figured i would show off my racks. I got them at a garage sale for a steal!! sorry about the rotation of the pictures. my computer auto-roates and i can't get them to stay,but you get the picture.

rdlangston13 05-08-2012 10:07 AM

fairly basic set up ran me about 20 bucks

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/...3/ce820555.jpg

wspeedin 08-15-2012 9:55 AM

Here is my setup in the garage. Its a work in progress.
http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/.../boardrack.jpg

Houstonshark 08-15-2012 5:20 PM

I finally got around to installing another set at home for our cable boards. I added a 2nd set at the river house too but forgot to take any pics.

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...9AD3144763.jpg

wakeworld 08-15-2012 6:06 PM

I guess I should add a link to the article I put together on my racks, which was inspired by this thread: http://www.wakeworld.com/news/featur...ard-racks.html

wakeripper 09-19-2012 3:41 PM

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Here are the racks that i made up...Didn't like hanging my knee braces off the board rack so i mad a shelf to hang knee braces, ropes, wet life vests...etc....

09-19-2012 8:13 PM

Here's what I came up with.

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...43664427_n.jpg

petrie141 09-21-2012 10:30 AM

If I try to make a pvc rack like the ones above, what size pvc should I use?

wakeworld 09-21-2012 10:39 AM

http://www.wakeworld.com/news/featur...ard-racks.html

Raf1985 09-21-2012 2:55 PM

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Bad picture but I just built 2 of the pvc ones as well. The only difference is that I didnt use any glue so everything is removable and adjustable

Raf1985 09-21-2012 2:56 PM

Of course the picture had to come out sideways. Just flip your computer or something.

DatTexasBoy 09-26-2012 4:40 PM

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Cost me $5.00 per board ($2.50 per hook)

stxr_racer 09-27-2012 11:25 PM

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My humble submission:o

ScottR 10-01-2012 10:27 AM

Mine
 
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:)

wakerider111 10-09-2012 10:03 AM

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not in the garage and not DIY (accept for assembly)
but I thought it was kool how i staggered the pairs of racks i got on my office wall

racks are "nice racks" that i got on one of the seshday.com sales a while back.


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