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Old     (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-13-2004, 6:10 PM Reply   
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?

Old     (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-13-2004, 9:21 PM Reply   
Old     (waken23v)      Join Date: Jul 2002       02-13-2004, 10:22 PM Reply   
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.

board rack
Old     (ryan_e)      Join Date: Mar 2003       02-14-2004, 5:43 AM Reply   
Here's a picture of what I do. Works great for me.

Old     (sordave)      Join Date: May 2002       02-14-2004, 7:58 AM Reply   
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.




Old     (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-14-2004, 11:48 AM Reply   
You have a lot of toys in that garage, Dave!! Nice job.
Old     (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-14-2004, 12:58 PM Reply   
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..

he makes racks and other things out of aluminum and what not..very nice stuff..
Old     (wakescene)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-14-2004, 3:02 PM Reply   
I used 2 - 2x12's.
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.
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.
Mounted it to the studs in the wall and was good to go!

Old     (dba4life)      Join Date: Jun 2002       02-14-2004, 3:15 PM Reply   
From a while back -
Old     (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-14-2004, 3:28 PM Reply   
Kevin - did you just draw out the cuts on the 2x12's and jigsaw it? Nice work.
Old    walt            02-14-2004, 4:19 PM Reply   
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.
Old    mklucas            02-14-2004, 8:29 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (wakescene)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-15-2004, 11:31 AM Reply   
yea basically, I did the angle in cardboard first, then just transferred!
Old     (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-15-2004, 12:03 PM Reply   
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 :-)

now you dont need a rack :-)

jk's :-)
Old     (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       02-15-2004, 4:02 PM Reply   
The Phat Racks by are sick. Here is a pic of their new wall mount racks:

Old     (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-15-2004, 7:15 PM Reply   
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.

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.

I like the clean appearance of the racks in your pic, so if you know how they did that, let me know.
Old     (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       02-16-2004, 9:47 AM Reply   
The alluminum rack has a 2" fold at the base with screw holes in it.
Old    aka Brad Beach            02-16-2004, 1:12 PM Reply   
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?

Old    chrispy1            02-16-2004, 1:53 PM Reply   
wow steven whoevers garage that is , def. kicks ass!
Old     (mossy44)      Join Date: Oct 2001       02-17-2004, 7:32 AM Reply   
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.
Old    aka Brad Beach            02-17-2004, 1:05 PM Reply   
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...

I can't find a website of the company that makes these so I'm a little hesitant to buy on ebay...
Old     (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-17-2004, 7:12 PM Reply   
Finished!! Here's a few pics...

Old     (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-17-2004, 7:22 PM Reply   
Cut and sanded
Old     (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-17-2004, 7:25 PM Reply   
Old     (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-17-2004, 7:27 PM Reply   
Close up
Close up
Old     (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-17-2004, 7:31 PM Reply   
Nice job!!
Nicely done
Old     (phaeton)      Join Date: Feb 2002       02-17-2004, 8:09 PM Reply   
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.

Looks good
Old     (jonb)      Join Date: Oct 2003       02-17-2004, 8:38 PM Reply   
the only problem is you have a hyperlite banner and you have a cwb board on the rack below it
Old    aka Brad Beach            02-18-2004, 6:53 AM Reply   
David what did you use to cut those out? Jig Saw?

What width apart did you mount the 2 sides?

Thanks for the info, nice job.
Old     (harryhog)      Join Date: Mar 2003       02-18-2004, 7:11 AM Reply   
just a thought, but are they not too wide for a wakeskate??
Old     (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-18-2004, 8:27 AM Reply   
Thanks for the comments everyone.

JONb - 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

KstateAlumni - 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?

Harry - 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.

(Message edited by tparider on February 18, 2004)
Old    aka Brad Beach            02-18-2004, 1:25 PM Reply   

I was at KState from May August of 97 till May of 2002.

Thanks for the measurements!
Old     (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-18-2004, 3:10 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (gunz)      Join Date: Sep 2001       02-18-2004, 3:38 PM Reply   
Poor mans shelf.
Old     (gunz)      Join Date: Sep 2001       02-18-2004, 3:39 PM Reply   
Home Depot.15 bucks.
Old     (gunz)      Join Date: Sep 2001       02-18-2004, 3:40 PM Reply   
Padding the post count.
Old     (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-18-2004, 7:53 PM Reply   
good one Rich. Serves the purpose just like the rest.
Old    aka Brad Beach            02-19-2004, 9:16 AM Reply   
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.
Old    cmm83            02-26-2004, 5:45 PM Reply   
Dman guys...How many wakeboards do each of you need? :-)
Old    opsjmo            02-26-2004, 6:21 PM Reply   
Her is mine made out of pvc pipe and some elbows, and "T"'s
board racks
Old     (gunz)      Join Date: Sep 2001       02-26-2004, 6:33 PM Reply   
4 people in my family=4 boards +1 wakeskate.
Old    sinister1            03-01-2004, 4:06 AM Reply   

how long are the slots in that rack?

Old     (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       03-01-2004, 8:06 AM Reply   
I think I cut them 9" deep.

Old     (wakejens)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-02-2004, 9:48 AM Reply   
here are homemade boardracks from germany

Old     (jjared)      Join Date: Oct 2002       03-13-2004, 3:24 PM Reply   
Dave, I liked your idea with the bicycle hangers and you can't beet the price.


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