This step by step project is about fishing rod rack plans. If you want to organize all your fishing rods and to keep them properly or you just need a wooden display rack, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. Therefore many designs and sizes to choose from, so make you you adjust the look and the size of the rack to suit your needs.
There are several aspects that any person should take into account before starting the woodworking project. First of all, you need to use weather-resistant lumber, such as cedar, pine or redwood. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the components, if you want to lock them together tightly. In addition, add wood glue to the joints and check if the corners are right-angled. Plan everything from the very beginning, if you want to get a professional result. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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- A – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 40″ long SIDES
- B – 2 piece of 2×2 lumber – 9 1/2″ long BASE
- C – 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 22 1/2″ long BOTTOM
- D – 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 22 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 8′
- 50 pieces of 1 1/4″ screws
- glue, stain
Building a fishing rod rack
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides for the fishing rod rack. In order to get a professional manner, we recommend you to cut the sides out of 1×6 lumber. Make sure the slats are in good condition and take accurate measurements.
Top Tip: Smooth the cut edges with fine-grit sandpaper and make the top of the components round. Repeat the process for the other side of the fishing rod rack.
Build the base of the fishing rod rack out of 2×2 lumber. In order to get a professional manner, we recommend you to round the exposed front edge of the component. Drill pilot holes through the base, align it with attention and insert 2″ into the side components. Add glue to the joints in order to enhance the rigidity of the bond.
The next step of the woodworking project is to attach the bottom to the fishing rod rack. In order to get a professional result, we recommend you to drill pilot holes at both ends and to secure it to the side using 1 1/4″ screws.
Add glue to the joints and lean the bottom support at 10 degrees. Align the component with attention before inserting the screws, making sure the edges are flush.
Building the supports for the fishing rod rack is a straight-forward process, but you need to pay attention to several aspects, as to prevent costly mistakes. Therefore, we recommend you to mark the cut lines on the slat with attention.
Top Tip: Take accurate measurements and adjust the distance between the holes, according to the size of your fishing rods. It is essential to customize the size of the supports to suit your needs.
Use a 2″ holes saw drill bit to cut out the round holes into the slat, as seen in the diagram. Alternatively, we recommend you to drill a starting hole and to get the job done with a jigsaw. Afterwards, use a circular saw to split the components by making a cut along the middle of the holes, as shown in the diagram.
Attaching the supports at the right size is essential to get a professional result. Therefore, you need to drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports before fitting them between the sides of the rack and locking them into place. Align the top components to the back edge, making sure the edges are flush and use a spirit level to make sure it is horizontal. Insert 1 1/4″ screws into the sides. Add waterproof glue and remove the excess.
Align the bottom to the front edge and secure it to the sides with 1 1/4′ screws. Add glue to the joints.
Last but not least, you should take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the holes with wood putty and let the compound to dry out for several hours. Smooth the surface with medium-grit sandpaper along the wood grain.
Top Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to enhance the look of the fishing rod rack and to protect the components from decay. Check out the rest of the project, to how how to build the deck stair rails.
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