This step by step diy project is about bike rack plans. If you want to store your bikes in a professional manner, you should consider a basic wooden rack. This article features detailed instructions and step by step diagram regarding the construction of a simple bike rack. Take a look over the related projects, as there a few designs you could choose from before starting the assembly.
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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Bike Rack Plans
- A – 6 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 24” long SUPPORTS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 60” long FRAME
Building a bike rack
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the supports for the n=bike rack. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to use 2×6 lumber for the components. Mark the cut lines on the slats and get the job done with a nice circular saw.
In order to enhance the appearance of the supports, cut the four corners of the component in a decorative manner. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper and remove the residues.
The next step of the woodworking project is to assemble the frame of the bike rack in a professional manner. Therefore, we recommend you to drill pilot holes through the 2×4 components. Attach the components to the supports and insert 2 1/2″ galvanized screws, in order to get a professional result.
Make sure the corners are right-angled and add glue to the joints, in order to get a professional result. Place a spirit level on top of the face and back, to make sure they are horizontal.
As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to leave about 2″ between the support, in order to have enough space for a bike wheel. Leave no gaps between the components and work with attention.
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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