However, I decided they didn't fit my needs, and they were honestly a little hard to follow. So here's my attempt.
I wanted a few things when I came up with this. I wanted it to be easy to assemble, yet not look horrible if someone saw it.
It had to hold a minimum of 4 ski's, plus poles.
With this in mind, I decided to make the whole rack 48" wide, since this was very easy to cut for me. This worked out to holding 5 pairs of ski's and poles.
Download the Design (Page 1) and Template (Page 2)
This design places the ski's 8.25 apart, leaving plenty of room for bindings.
|2||.75" x 48" Wood Dowels|
|1||2 x 4 x 8 Pine Stud|
|4||2.5 inch Screws|
- Cut the 2x4 into a 48" long length. Keep the best looking side, and set the other piece aside.
- Cut the .75" dowel into pieces. I used 6" pieces for the ski's, and 5" pieces for the poles.
- Using the Template (Page 2 of the linked PDF), line it up on the left side of the 2x4, and mark hole #1, #2, and #3.
- Move the template, and position #2 over the mark you just made for #3, and mark the NEW #3. This will give you the spacing between each set of Ski's.
- Move the template, and position #1 over the NEW #3 you just made, and mark #1, #2, and #3.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 till you run out of board. If you are making a 48" design like mine, you should end up with 5 ski's perfectly centered.
- Take a .75 wood drill bit (I like speed bores), and drill out the holes you just marked. Take care to have the hole straight.
- Test fit your dowels into the holes.
- Glue the dowels into the holes with a bit of wood glue. The glue does not support the Ski's, it's to keep the dowels from falling out.
- Drill 4 evenly spaced hole in the 2x4 to mount it to the wall.
Here are some pictures of my completed rack.