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-   -   Garage board racks - do it yourself? (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=98630)

tparider 02-13-2004 6:10 PM

If anyone has built their own garage board rack system, can you post pics or describe how you built it and with what materials? How did it turn out? Are you glad you did it? <BR> <BR>Thanks.

tparider 02-13-2004 9:21 PM


waken23v 02-13-2004 10:22 PM

Here is one a friend made. I believe he is going to start selling them as just a hobby. I think he used 1 1/2 inck square steel and put some plumbing insulation over it. He's calling them Nickel Racks due to he is capping the foam paddings at the end of the supports with nickels. They work perfectly for me. <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/98664.jpg" alt="board rack">

ryan_e 02-14-2004 5:43 AM

Here's a picture of what I do. Works great for me. <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/98689.jpg" alt="">

sordave 02-14-2004 7:58 AM

A couple of weekends ago, I organized my garage a little. I built a snowboard and ski rack using 1" dowling drilled and glued into a piece of 1X4, then attached them to the wall. I was trying to do the same thing for wakeboards, but saw some bike hangers at Lowes. They work great for about $6 each - cheapest wakeboard accessory I have ever seen. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/98703.jpg" alt="wake1"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/98704.jpg" alt="wake2"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/98705.jpg" alt="snow"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/98706.jpg" alt="ski"> <BR>

tparider 02-14-2004 11:48 AM

You have a lot of toys in that garage, Dave!! Nice job.

bill 02-14-2004 12:58 PM

If you dont want to make one theres a great wakeboarder owned and ran business thats not out to look for big profits and also supports events by donating and sponsoring swag.. <BR> <BR>he makes racks and other things out of aluminum and what not..very nice stuff.. <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.wake-me.com" target="_blank">http://www.wake-me.com</a>

wakescene 02-14-2004 3:02 PM

I used 2 - 2x12's. <BR>I wanted to make sure that I we didn't have to take the bindings off. I can hold 6 boards with bindings and they just drip dry. <BR>I painted the rack the same as the garage. I used 3 coats of primer and 3 coats of paint to ensue that water penetration would be very little. <BR>Mounted it to the studs in the wall and was good to go! <BR>KG <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/98771.jpg" alt="">

dba4life 02-14-2004 3:15 PM

From a while back - <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/71534.html?1056571546" target="_blank">http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/71534.html?1056571546</a>

tparider 02-14-2004 3:28 PM

Kevin - did you just draw out the cuts on the 2x12's and jigsaw it? Nice work.

walt 02-14-2004 4:19 PM

I would like to put My rack and boards in My garage but I worry that My Son will leave it open and My boards would grow legs. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/98779.jpg" alt="">

mklucas 02-14-2004 8:29 PM

Someone stole my camera but, I took four 8' pieces of 2x4 - 2 for uprights to tie into the studs on the wall and two to chop up which I then measured how long my supports should be. Then cut each support on a chopsaw at 15 degrees at each end - into a parallelogram. Then attached the board supports (4"up 2"wide) to my 8' 2x4's that I then attached to the wall. With about 16" between each I have four racks and about 14 boards on there - binding up binding down with wakeskates and bindingless boards in between. Of course Attach board supports to wall supports then attach each rack to the studs. Used a nail gun and drill.

wakescene 02-15-2004 11:31 AM

yea basically, I did the angle in cardboard first, then just transferred!

bill 02-15-2004 12:03 PM

i got an easy solution ,you all have too much equipment so get rid of it to some poor wakeboarder who needs it more..just think of little timmy <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR>now you dont need a rack <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR>jk's <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0>

solo 02-15-2004 4:02 PM

The Phat Racks by Wake-Me.com are sick. Here is a pic of their new wall mount racks: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/98878.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/98879.jpg" alt="">

tparider 02-15-2004 7:15 PM

Hey Steven - How are those racks mounted to the wall? It looks sweet that there's no support beam going across the middle. I cut and sanded my project today, and although the racks are wood, they basically look like what you posted a pic of. <BR> <BR>I was trying to think of how to mount them to the wall, and hadn't decided on 1) cut out a 2" gap in the back of each rack to flush mount them to a 2x4 that is bolted on the wall, or 2) bolt the 2x4 onto the wall and simply mount the racks onto the outside edge of the 2x4 and screw them togther. <BR> <BR>I like the clean appearance of the racks in your pic, so if you know how they did that, let me know.

solo 02-16-2004 9:47 AM

The alluminum rack has a 2" fold at the base with screw holes in it.

aka Brad Beach 02-16-2004 1:12 PM

Has anyone ever used these? I found them on ebay, they are made of a polyurethane plastic and are fairly cheap. I'm debating buying something similiar to this or building my own. Any thoughts? <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/98950.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/98951.jpg" alt="">

chrispy1 02-16-2004 1:53 PM

wow steven whoevers garage that is , def. kicks ass!

mossy44 02-17-2004 7:32 AM

k state - not sure, but it seems like those dont stick out far enough (distance from the wall) for a wakeboard. looks like not enough of the weight of the wakeboard would be resting on the mount and instead would be in the air.

aka Brad Beach 02-17-2004 1:05 PM

Well actually I'll only have one wakeboard on there and the rest will be skis so that's not that big of a deal... <BR> <BR>I can't find a website of the company that makes these so I'm a little hesitant to buy on ebay...

tparider 02-17-2004 7:12 PM

Finished!! Here's a few pics... <BR> <BR>

tparider 02-17-2004 7:22 PM

. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/99240.jpg" alt="Cut and sanded">

tparider 02-17-2004 7:25 PM

Painted <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/99243.jpg" alt="Painted">

tparider 02-17-2004 7:27 PM

Close up <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/99246.jpg" alt="Close up">

tparider 02-17-2004 7:31 PM

Nice job!! <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/99249.jpg" alt="Nicely done">

phaeton 02-17-2004 8:09 PM

We make retail store disply racks that are similar but of course made out of aluminum. Just don't have a picture of them yet. <BR> <BR>Looks good <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.Wake-Me.com" target="_blank">www.Wake-Me.com</a> <BR>

jonb 02-17-2004 8:38 PM

david <BR>the only problem is you have a hyperlite banner and you have a cwb board on the rack below it

aka Brad Beach 02-18-2004 6:53 AM

David what did you use to cut those out? Jig Saw? <BR> <BR>What width apart did you mount the 2 sides? <BR> <BR>Thanks for the info, nice job.

harryhog 02-18-2004 7:11 AM

just a thought, but are they not too wide for a wakeskate??

tparider 02-18-2004 8:27 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone. <BR> <BR><b>JONb</b> - There is a hyperlite board down below though - maybe I'll have to get the CWB banner to swap since I ride the Pure more frequently? lol <BR> <BR><b>KstateAlumni</b> - Yes, I used a jig saw and then went over it with 60 grit then 100 grit sandpaper. The sides are 37 1/2" apart (to fit outside my bindings which are out as wide as they go). Oh yeah, my gf went to Kstate. Not that she'd know you, but when were you there? <BR> <BR><b>Harry</b> - I don't own a wakeskate, but if I did ever decide to buy one, I'd probably just bolt on a little add on "mini-rack" in the center of the lowest rack. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by tparider on February 18, 2004)

aka Brad Beach 02-18-2004 1:25 PM

David: <BR> <BR>I was at KState from May August of 97 till May of 2002. <BR> <BR>Thanks for the measurements!

tparider 02-18-2004 3:10 PM

ha - same time my gf was there! She was an AZD if that means anything to you. I was in Kansas City/Overland Park for Thanksgiving a few months back as well - I see you're in Olathe - we should have gone out riding! later.

gunz 02-18-2004 3:38 PM

Poor mans shelf. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/99414.jpg" alt="">

gunz 02-18-2004 3:39 PM

Home Depot.15 bucks. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/99419.jpg" alt="">

gunz 02-18-2004 3:40 PM

Padding the post count. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/99423.jpg" alt="">

tparider 02-18-2004 7:53 PM

good one Rich. Serves the purpose just like the rest.

aka Brad Beach 02-19-2004 9:16 AM

David I know a bunch of AZD's what is your GF's name? As a matter of a fact I still hang out with about 6 of them that were all there the same time! What a small world.

cmm83 02-26-2004 5:45 PM

Dman guys...How many wakeboards do each of you need? <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0>

opsjmo 02-26-2004 6:21 PM

Her is mine made out of pvc pipe and some elbows, and "T"'s <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/100823.jpg" alt="board racks">

gunz 02-26-2004 6:33 PM

4 people in my family=4 boards +1 wakeskate.

sinister1 03-01-2004 4:06 AM

david, <BR> <BR>how long are the slots in that rack? <BR> <BR>jason

tparider 03-01-2004 8:06 AM

I think I cut them 9" deep. <BR> <BR>

wakejens 03-02-2004 9:48 AM

here are homemade boardracks from germany <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/101444.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/101445.jpg" alt="">

jjared 03-13-2004 3:24 PM

Dave, I liked your idea with the bicycle hangers and you can't beet the price. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/103309.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/103310.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/103311.jpg" alt="">

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