How to Build a Bike Rack

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This step by step diy project is about bike rack plans. Storing your bike in a professional manner has never been easier before. All you need to do is use common materials and tools to build a basic and sturdy bike rack. Take a look over the related projects, as there a few designs you could choose from before starting the assembly. Adjust the size of the rack to suit your needs. 

Align the wooden components at both hand before driving in the screws. Don’t forget to pre-drill holes in the components, as to prevent the wood from splitting. Moreover, don’t forget to countersink the head of the screws, before inserting the wooden screws. Last but not least, apply a good wood filler in the holes, let it dry out properly and sand the surface thoroughly with 120-grit sandpaper, before applying the final coats of stain.

 

 

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Building a bike rack

Building a bike rack

Building a bike rack

 

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 24” long, 2 pieces – 15 1/2″ long FRAME
  • B – 1 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 21” long PARTITION
  • C – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 11″ long, 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 11″ long SUPPORTS

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

 One day

 

 

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How to Build a Bike Rack

Building the frame of the bike rack

Building the frame of the bike rack

As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the components out of 2×6 slats. Mark the cut lines on the slats and get the job done with circular saw. Smooth the cut lines with fine-grit sandpaper and remove the residues.

Drill a pocket hole along the bottom edge of the vertical component and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the bottom component. Add glue to the joint in order to create a rigid structure.

Installing the partition

Installing the partition

Continue the woodworking project by assembling the frame of the bike rack. As you can easily notice in the image, we recommend you to fit a 2×2 partition between the two sides of the rack. Drill pilot holes along the sides of the bike rack and insert 2 1/2″ galvanized screws into the partition.

Attach the glue to the joints in order to enhance the bond of the components. It is essential to check if the edges are flush before inserting the screws into the partition.

Fitting the bottom support

Fitting the bottom support

Fit a 2×4 support to the bottom of the bike rack. Drill pocket holes through the supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the bottom component. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth. Leave 1 1/2″ between the 2×6 supports.

Fitting the back supports

Fitting the back supports

One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to attach the 1×3 supports to the back of bike rack. In order to get a professional result, we recommend you to drill pilot holes through the supports and to insert 1 1/4″ screws into the bike rack structure.

After assembling the components of the bike rack together, we recommend you to fit it against a wall. Drill pilot holes through the supports and insert a couple of screws into the wall, to lock it into place properly.

How to build a bike rack

How to build a bike rack

Last but not least, you should take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, you need to fill the cracks with wood putty and let it dry out for several hours. Afterwards, sand the wooden surfaces with 120-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues thoroughly.

Top Tip: Protect the wooden components from wood decay by applying several coats of stain or paint.

 

 

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