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Old    Ryan (ryanw209)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-18-2011, 11:15 AM Reply   
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.
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Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       05-18-2011, 11:32 AM Reply   
Nice! How much did you sink into it?
Old    Jarrod Perkins (jperkinsttu)      Join Date: Mar 2008       05-18-2011, 11:48 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Derek (camassanger)      Join Date: Oct 2009       05-18-2011, 6:47 PM Reply   
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...
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Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-18-2011, 8:56 PM Reply   
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
Old    Ryan (ryanw209)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-18-2011, 9:09 PM Reply   
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....
Old    Jarrod Perkins (jperkinsttu)      Join Date: Mar 2008       05-19-2011, 10:37 AM Reply   
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
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       05-22-2011, 11:19 AM Reply   
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.

Old    Derek (camassanger)      Join Date: Oct 2009       05-22-2011, 11:25 AM Reply   
Shawndoggy, where did you get the foam for around those holders?
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       05-22-2011, 11:27 AM Reply   
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Shawndoggy, where did you get the foam for around those holders?
Home Depot pipe insulation... in the plumbing dept.
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       05-31-2011, 9:32 AM Reply   
since it was blowing 40 mph or snowing all weekend, had time to finish the storage unit rack setup:

Old    Ryan (ryanw209)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-31-2011, 9:38 AM Reply   
Nice! I like that you can put the boards on the rack from the boat.
Old    Jim B (Jbort)      Join Date: Aug 2011       09-22-2011, 1:36 PM Reply   
pic on our dock used for day storage. 2x4's with wood dowel placed into bored out holes, then PVC placed over and done.
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Old    Kenny (trash4life)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-22-2011, 1:45 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Jim Fergus (jfergus7)      Join Date: Jul 2011       01-23-2012, 7:33 AM Reply   
Think I just found my weekend project. Those look great and I have trying to find somewhere to store my wake and snowboards!
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       01-23-2012, 10:19 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Jim Fergus (jfergus7)      Join Date: Jul 2011       01-23-2012, 10:26 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Dave Diaz (wakebrdr94)      Join Date: Jul 2010       01-23-2012, 11:04 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Brett Burrows (Riteride)      Join Date: Sep 2010       01-23-2012, 11:16 AM Reply   
Here is what I am using for garage storage racks.. I will get a picture of my garage setup tonight and post it up..
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Old    Dave Diaz (wakebrdr94)      Join Date: Jul 2010       01-23-2012, 12:16 PM Reply   
That looks sweet, but looks pricey too!
Old    Brett Burrows (Riteride)      Join Date: Sep 2010       01-23-2012, 12:23 PM Reply   
They are $129.00 per rack..
Old    Jim Fergus (jfergus7)      Join Date: Jul 2011       01-23-2012, 1:04 PM Reply   
Those are awesome Brett but at that price way out of my price range. Looking forward to seeing the pics though.
Old    Dave Diaz (wakebrdr94)      Join Date: Jul 2010       01-24-2012, 12:18 PM Reply   
Ryan's worked well, I just need more space. Probably need to put up a couple shelves.
Old    Bu Coo (brett564)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-24-2012, 12:27 PM Reply   
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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Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       01-24-2012, 12:34 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Jordan (hockeysk8er222)      Join Date: Jul 2009       01-24-2012, 4:34 PM Reply   
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) 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.
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Old    Steve (skongolf)      Join Date: Aug 2009       01-24-2012, 4:38 PM Reply   
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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Old    Jim Fergus (jfergus7)      Join Date: Jul 2011       01-24-2012, 6:17 PM Reply   
Lots of great ideas here! This will be my project in between ice fishing/snowmobile season and wakeboarding season!
Old    Ryan (ryanw209)      Join Date: Jan 2010       02-02-2012, 3:56 PM Reply   
Hey Jim- Yes I attached mine by drilling holes through the PVC and screwing them to the studs.
Old    Bu Coo (brett564)      Join Date: Jul 2006       02-02-2012, 10:34 PM Reply   
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!
Old    Jim Fergus (jfergus7)      Join Date: Jul 2011       02-02-2012, 11:52 PM Reply   
Thanks Ryan! Think I am going to copy your plans I like how that turned out.
Old    L W (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-29-2012, 10:03 PM Reply   
I call this our "Board Room".
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Old    Bu Coo (brett564)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-30-2012, 10:03 PM Reply   
Yup, that takes it as far as board racks go.
Old    L W (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-30-2012, 11:38 PM Reply   
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).
Old    Joe B (jbwaken)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-03-2012, 3:17 PM Reply   
Just put some up at the shop. Home Depot Special. about $5 each...works great!
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Old    Bu Coo (brett564)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-03-2012, 11:29 PM Reply   
Wait a minute...

Those look like the ones that one guy posted...
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       04-04-2012, 12:52 PM Reply   
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?
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            04-04-2012, 1:30 PM Reply   
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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
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       04-04-2012, 1:40 PM Reply   
You have TV's hanging in drywall? You're a brave man!
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            04-04-2012, 1:48 PM Reply   
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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
Old    Anthonyv911 (tonyv420)      Join Date: Jul 2007       04-04-2012, 1:48 PM Reply   
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
Old    Ryan (ryanw209)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-05-2012, 12:07 PM Reply   
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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.
Old    Ryan (ryanw209)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-05-2012, 12:10 PM Reply   
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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.
Old    Ryan (ryanw209)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-05-2012, 12:16 PM Reply   
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.
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            04-05-2012, 12:17 PM Reply   
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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.
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            04-05-2012, 12:18 PM Reply   
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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
Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       04-05-2012, 12:19 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryanw209 View Post
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
Old    Nate Christian (ride152)      Join Date: Nov 2005       04-16-2012, 7:56 AM Reply   
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.
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Old    LR3w8kbrdr            04-16-2012, 8:13 AM Reply   
Where are all your bindings?? Lol
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       04-16-2012, 8:52 AM Reply   
^^^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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Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       04-22-2012, 11:00 AM Reply   
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!
Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       04-22-2012, 11:01 AM Reply   
Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       04-22-2012, 11:03 AM Reply   
First design

Old    Nate Christian (ride152)      Join Date: Nov 2005       04-23-2012, 10:30 AM Reply   
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...
Old    - (Txjole)      Join Date: Dec 2011       04-23-2012, 10:50 AM Reply   
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.
Old    TJ (Houstonshark)      Join Date: Jan 2011       04-23-2012, 11:00 AM Reply   
I finally installed these this past weekend. They worked out well and installed in less than 10min. I need to get another set.

Old    Matt (duramat)      Join Date: Feb 2008       04-24-2012, 10:02 PM Reply   
Looks good TJ

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Old    Tony (GotWake)      Join Date: Nov 2010       04-25-2012, 2:18 PM Reply   
Quote:
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I finally installed these this past weekend. They worked out well and installed in less than 10min. I need to get another set.

Nice! Where did you buy those racks?
Old    Roger (V)      Join Date: Dec 2011       04-25-2012, 5:24 PM Reply   
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Nice! Where did you buy those racks?
X2
Old    TJ (Houstonshark)      Join Date: Jan 2011       04-25-2012, 5:42 PM Reply   
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
Old    Tony (GotWake)      Join Date: Nov 2010       04-25-2012, 9:44 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by Houstonshark View Post
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.
Old    Matt (duramat)      Join Date: Feb 2008       04-25-2012, 10:03 PM Reply   
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!!
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Old    Bu Coo (brett564)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-25-2012, 11:31 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Ryan (ryanw209)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-26-2012, 2:14 PM Reply   
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I'm listening
It's up:
http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showt...31#post1747531
Old    Ryan (ryanw209)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-26-2012, 2:40 PM Reply   
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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!!
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!!

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Old    John Page (JohnP)      Join Date: Mar 2012       05-08-2012, 9:46 AM Reply   
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.
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Old    David Langston (rdlangston13)      Join Date: Feb 2011       05-08-2012, 10:07 AM Reply   
fairly basic set up ran me about 20 bucks

Old    Will Speed (wspeedin)      Join Date: May 2011       08-15-2012, 9:55 AM Reply   
Here is my setup in the garage. Its a work in progress.
Old    TJ (Houstonshark)      Join Date: Jan 2011       08-15-2012, 5:20 PM Reply   
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.

Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       08-15-2012, 6:06 PM Reply   
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
Old    Randy Murray (wakeripper)      Join Date: Oct 2002       09-19-2012, 3:41 PM Reply   
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....
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Old    9Drozd            09-19-2012, 8:13 PM Reply   
Here's what I came up with.

Old    Ryan (petrie141)      Join Date: Jun 2012       09-21-2012, 10:30 AM Reply   
If I try to make a pvc rack like the ones above, what size pvc should I use?
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       09-21-2012, 10:39 AM Reply   
http://www.wakeworld.com/news/featur...ard-racks.html
Old    Raf (Raf1985)      Join Date: Mar 2012       09-21-2012, 2:55 PM Reply   
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
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Old    Raf (Raf1985)      Join Date: Mar 2012       09-21-2012, 2:56 PM Reply   
Of course the picture had to come out sideways. Just flip your computer or something.
Old    Rance Taylor (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       09-26-2012, 4:40 PM Reply   
Cost me $5.00 per board ($2.50 per hook)
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Old    Bevan (stxr_racer)      Join Date: Jun 2006       09-27-2012, 11:25 PM Reply   
My humble submission
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Old    Scott R (ScottR)      Join Date: Aug 2011       10-01-2012, 10:27 AM Reply   
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Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       10-09-2012, 10:03 AM Reply   
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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