Tire Rack Plans

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This step by step diy woodworking project is about tire rack plans. The project features instructions for building a wooden double tire rack. The rack is build from 2x4s, so the costs will be relatively low and anyone can get the job done. You can make adjustments to the size of the rack to suit your needs. Work with attention and make adjustments to the design and overall dimensions if you want to get the job done in a professional manner.

When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.

 

 

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Building a wooden tire rack

Build a tire rack

Build a tire rack

 

  • A – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long VERTICAL SUPPORTS
  • B – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 9″ long, 2 pieces – 16″ long RAILS
  • C – 4 pieces of 2×4 – 43″ long SUPPORTS

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Tire rack plans

Building the sides

Building the sides

The first step of the project is to build the sides for the tire rack. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber at the dimensions shown in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal slats and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the vertical posts. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges before inserting the screws. Drill pocket holes along the top edge of the vertical supports.

Attaching the top rails

Attaching the top rails

Next, fit the 2×4 rails to the top of the vertical supports. Align the edges with attention and insert 2 1/2″ galvanized screws to create rigid joints.

Assembling the tire rack

Assembling the tire rack

After building the sides for the tire rack, you need to assemble the structure by fitting the supports. Cut the supports from 2×4 lumber, making sure you adjust their size to your needs (according to the width of your tires). Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the sides of the rack.

Building a tire rack

Building a tire rack

Smooth the exposed edges and double check if everything is joined together tightly.

Tire Rack Plans

Tire Rack Plans

Fill the holes and dents with wood putty and let it dry out for several hours. Use 120-200 grit sandpaper to smooth the surface. You can add even more vertical supports to the rack, if you want to enhance the storage space.

Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the tire rack, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain.

 

 

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