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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.

Materials:
(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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"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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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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either you're single or or one lucky son of a gun.. :flowered:..in the entry way even! :D


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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 :whistle:
 

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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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That is classic! Freak'n hilarious!!!
 

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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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Your garage model is WAY better than my garage model - trust me. Rough cut PVC pipe screwed to strips.
 

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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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Nice looking RACK!:doh:
You do have a Nice Rack. I think i do too. :doh: :doh:


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 :D:D







 

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Time for a new calendar, Klamathsteel.:whistle:

What is that thing hanging from your ceiling?
 
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