DIY Bicycle Rack Built For Two

DIY Bicycle Rack Built For Two

Nora Taylor
Feb 22, 2016
(Image credit: Photos by Jake)

Jacob's DIY project features a few more steps than most of the projects we feature, but just look at the super cool result! If you're a small space dwelling - bike owning - handy-person, this may be the project for you...

Skill Level: Moderate
Time Required: 5 hours
Project Cost: $150
(Image credit: Photos by Jake)
(Image credit: Photos by Jake)

What You Need

Materials

  • Circular Saw
  • Jig Saw
  • Drill (screw gun)
  • 100 grit sandpaper (a couple of sheets)
  • Putty Knife
  • Paint Brushes/Small Roller
  • Rotary Cutter or Utility Knife
  • Drop Cloth
  • Rags
  • Painter’s tape
  • Marking Pencil

Tools

  • 8’ 2×4 Lumber (2 pieces)
  • 8’ 1×6 Lumber
  • 6’ 1×12 Lumber
  • 2” grabber screws (1 lb. box)
  • Wood Filler Putty
  • Paint
  • Stain
  • Carpenter’s glue
  • Krazy Glue (for leather/wood)
  • 12” x 12” Sheet of Raw Leather
  • 3” Grabber Screws (4 of them), or four 4” bolts with butterfly hollow wall mounts (depending on whether you mount to studs or hollow wall)
(Image credit: Photos by Jake)


Instructions

Circular Saw Cuts:

  1. Cut two- 16 7/8” long sections of 1×12 (“Shelf Tops”)
  2. Cut two- 14” long sections of 1×6 (“Shelf Rear Supports”)
  3. Cut four- 11” long sections of 1×6 (“Rack Arms”)
  4. If there is a baseboard on the wall where the rack is going to be mounted: measure the height and depth of the baseboard, and cut notches in the bottom of the 2x4s (“Vertical Supports”) to fit flush against the wall over the baseboard.

Jig Saw Cuts:

  1. Cut bike frame notches in the Rack Arms. See Figure A for template. This should print out to scale. If you print it, cut it out, and trace it onto the wood for the first cut, you can use your first cutout to trace the rest (so that they all match).
  2. Cut lower Shelf Top to fit between Side Supports. See Figure B for dimensions.
  3. Cut bike frame notches in the Rack Arms. See Figure A for template. This should print out to scale. If you print it, cut it out, and trace it onto the wood for the first cut, you can use your first cutout to trace the rest (so that they all match).

More instructions on Jacob's blog Jake.News or download this handy PDF.

Thanks, Jacob!

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