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DIY Space Saving Bicycle Rack

Keep your bicycles in good condition and save space in a garage or shed by making this DIY bicycle storage rack.

29/04/2019

This simple bicycle storage rack is just the thing for keeping your bicycles safe when not in use. The bicycle storage rack is made using PAR pine and a piece of laminated pine shelving that you will find at any Builders store, as well as a Kreg Pocket Hole Jig.

So easy and quick to make, this bicycle storage rack by build something is ideal for the whole family in a weekend. So go ahead and gather your supplies to get started on this project. 

 

 

After assembling the bicycle storage rack, do any required sanding before cleaning and finishing. You can apply sealer or polyurethane to protect the wood.

YOU WILL NEED:

1 of 19 x 140 x 300mm pine - back

2 of 19 x 140 x 300mm pine - sides

2 of 19 x 44 x 600mm PAR pine - arm

1 of 19 x 12 x cut to fit - wheel stop

120-grit sandpaper

32mm coarse-thread pocket-hole screws

4 of pan-head screws

2 of hex bolts

8 of washers

Wood glue 

TOOLS:

Drill/Driver plus assorted bits

Kreg pocket-hole jig

Clamps

Tape measure and pencil

 

CONTINUES BELOW

 

 

HERE'S HOW:

1. On both Side pieces drill pocket holes as shown above. Also lay out the bolt holes to attach the Arms later on. Place the [2] Sides together with edges flush and drill an 8mm hole through both pieces.

2. Place your bicycle tyre between the Sides and then measure between the Sides and add 12mm to the measurement. Place the Sides on the Back - so they have this distance between them - and centred on the width of the Back. Once in position attach them to the Back using wood glue and screws.

GOOD TO KNOW: If your bike has skinny tires you will need to have the pocket holes face outward on the Sides to get to them with a driver bit. For wider tires, you can face the pocket holes inward. For skinny tires, you’ll also need to slip the arm-mounting bolts (with a washer) into the holes in the Sides before you attach them.

3. Drill holes through both Arms as you did for the Sides. Slip the bolts into the holes in the Sides and add a second washer on the outer face of each side before slipping a Ram on each bolt. Finally, slide a third washer on each bolt, as shown, and the hex nut.

GOOD TO KNOW: Tighten each nut until the Arm pivots on the bolt with little resistance, but doesn’t have excess play.

4. In order to determine the length of the Wheel Stop, measure the space between the Arms at the edge of the Sides, then cut one Wheel Stop to that length.

5. Mount the bicycle storage rack against a wall and space 184mm off the floor.

 

 

6. Stack [3] 19mm scrap pieces to set the bike in place as shown below. Position the Wheel Stop so it sits flat against the bike tyre, as shown below. Clamp the Wheel Stop in place, and then move the bike out of the way.

7. Drill [2] 2mm pilot holes through each Arm and into the ends of the Wheel Stop. Remove the clamp, spread glue on the ends of the Wheel Stop, and then put it back in place and attach it using [4] pan-head screws.

 

 

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