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Old 07-21-2010, 09:21 AM   #1
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Well, I had some free time yesterday and decided I needed something new to get a few of my rods out of the way, so I built myself a rod rack. I got the idea from another person that posted a similar build online last year. Thought it might be fun to take some pics along the way in case anyone wanted to do this themselves. It's pretty easy and a lot cheaper than buying one (cost about $20 for all materials needed, including wood) and it came out looking good and very functional.

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(4) 1x6x42 boards
(1) 1x8x42 board
(2) 1x2x12 boards
Hole saw, Skil saw, sandpaper, screws, stain, measuring tape

Step One:
Cut all boards to length


Step Two:
Drill (7) 2" holes in one of the 1x6x42" boards spaced evenly every 6" apart. Then drill (7) 1" holes in the other 1x6x42" board just like the first one, making sure all the holes line up. Rip each of these boards down the center line, making sure there are equal half holes on each side (This will allow you to make another rack with the leftover pieces, if you desire to!). Sand all your boards and edges smooth at this time.

Step Three:
Measure and mark the correct placement of the 1x8x42" board for the bottom support at an angle of your choosing, just make sure it is steep enough to wedge the rod into when you're done. Position the boards with the holes in them with the 1" hole board at the top of the rack and the 2" hole board at the bottom, about 2" above the top of the 1x8x42". Measure again, drill holes for the screws and then screw it all in place. It helps to use a level and square edge to make sure it's all straight. Make sure to add the foot supports at the bottom, those are the 1x2x12" pieces. Sand everything one more time.


Finishing Up:
This rack easily holds seven fishing rods and reels. You can stain it if you'd like, I chose to put a couple coats of polyurethane on instead. Very functional and only took a few hours to do.

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Old 07-21-2010, 09:24 AM   #2
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Looks like it will do the trick.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:28 AM   #3
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"It's pretty easy and a lot cheaper than buying one",


Cheap & Easy.... music to my ears.

Thanks for the post, i was just thinking I needed to upgrade my rod holder rack.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:36 AM   #4
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that does look good. great post!
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:02 PM   #5
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Nice looking RACK!
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:05 PM   #6
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:10 PM   #7
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Nice, but you are going to need at least four more of those.

Here is mine for inspiration - this is the entry hall to our house

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Old 07-21-2010, 12:36 PM   #8
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Nice, but you are going to need at least four more of those.

Here is mine for inspiration - this is the entry hall to our house

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Old 07-21-2010, 12:40 PM   #9
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Nice, but you are going to need at least four more of those.

Here is mine for inspiration - this is the entry hall to our house


either you're single or or one lucky son of a gun.. ..in the entry way even!


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Old 07-21-2010, 12:43 PM   #10
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either you're single or or one lucky son of a gun.. ..in the entry way even!


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It actually was her idea. See I build custom fishing rods and customers come over to check demo rods out - what better place than the entry hall. I swear it was her idea - honest
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:55 PM   #11
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i have a lot of left over white maple. i think im going to do this, tired of all my poles piled in the corner
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:03 PM   #12
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That is classic! Freak'n hilarious!!!
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:10 PM   #13
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Wow, very nice StickFish. I'd say mine is a bit more rudimentary than what you've got, but hey, it works. Entry way to the house... impressive..... I'm still sporting the corner of the garage... =)
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:27 PM   #14
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Your garage model is WAY better than my garage model - trust me. Rough cut PVC pipe screwed to strips.
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:21 PM   #15
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I built two similar to the one on the left, then mounted them back to back. Then I placed the entire rack on a 2X12 (wanted some weight low to prevent tipping), then I put casters under the 2X12 so I can roll it around in my "man room". Works great!!

I don't think it will ever "live" in the entry way!!

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Very nice!!
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:17 PM   #17
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Both of those are pretty nice, though I don't think most guy could get away with the second on in the home
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Nice looking RACK!
You do have a Nice Rack. I think i do too.


Little bit of chain, some pipe, (i used galvanized cause i had it) Pvc would be just fine, some pipe insulation just like we use for leader holders and 4 eye screws. That's it. Yep you gotta get on a step stool to get em but hey they're off the floor and outta the way. I likes it







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Time for a new calendar, Klamathsteel.

What is that thing hanging from your ceiling?
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Nice, but you are going to need at least four more of those.

Here is mine for inspiration - this is the entry hall to our house

Ted, What about the racquetball raquet rack??
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You do have a Nice Rack. I think i do too.


Little bit of chain, some pipe, (i used galvanized cause i had it) Pvc would be just fine, some pipe insulation just like we use for leader holders and 4 eye screws. That's it. Yep you gotta get on a step stool to get em but hey they're off the floor and outta the way. I likes it






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Very nice job. Great tutioral.
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That ceiling rack is a truly inspired idea!!

I just found room for my pontoon in the garage now!!

Thanks

Now I can get it out of my driftboat!!











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Ted, What about the racquetball raquet rack??
More like the pile of broken raquets. For the last few years I've had to give back my racquets at the end of the year so I could get my new ones - sucks when they give them to you

The ceiling rack is nice I thought about doing that right over where I park the boat in the garage - hum what shall we take today
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You do have a Nice Rack. I think i do too.


Little bit of chain, some pipe, (i used galvanized cause i had it) Pvc would be just fine, some pipe insulation just like we use for leader holders and 4 eye screws. That's it. Yep you gotta get on a step stool to get em but hey they're off the floor and outta the way. I likes it







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