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Finnsdad
05-16-2010, 04:43 PM
I need some ideas on storage racks for skis in my garage. Leaning them up against the wall isn't working for me anymore. Anyone have good DYI ideas or good luck with ones you bought?

Kyle
05-16-2010, 04:54 PM
It depends on how much room you have in your garage. I have made several style racks and some hold the ski horizontally or vertically. Are you storing wakeboards or just skis? How many skis are we talking about?

I have a set up that holds all of the life vests to dry and hooks for all of my ropes etc. Skis go around the edges and there are 9 skis, surf board, boom, and 2 wakeboards. Nothing falls over and it is very efficient.

Take a pic of your garage

russlars
05-16-2010, 05:29 PM
My son and I took on this project a couple years ago to organize our ski shed. The ski racks were purchased on ebay and the wakeboard racks were just closet organizers purchased at Home Depot.

tex
05-16-2010, 06:13 PM
I build racks on the ceiling above my boat. Best part was that I made them using scrap wood from the houses being built across the street. I would go grab it out of their trash pile! They may not be pretty but they work!

Finnsdad
05-18-2010, 06:11 PM
I used the track system, worked out nice. I covered the brackets with plastic, 1/4" tubing sliced on one side, to keep skis from sliding around.

swatguy
05-18-2010, 06:37 PM
Sorry guys posted some info, but realized it was of zero importance. Only store wakeboards.

mccobmd
05-18-2010, 07:19 PM
I'm just jealous I don't have enough stuff to need something like that. But father's day is coming

east tx skier
05-18-2010, 11:52 PM
Mine are like Russlars and Finnsdad.

93Prostar190
05-19-2010, 10:54 AM
I used some brackets that I found at Lowes / Home Depot and I hang them directly over the boat so I can reach them from inside the boat. This allows me to get in the boat 1 time, grab all the gear that I need and then head to the lake ... when I get back, it is the opposite, I get in the boat one time and unload and rack/hang the gear so it dries properly.

If you have room above your boat in your garage, give these a try .... they are adjustable. For the other wall I use the Ladder Rax Straps that bought from Overton's ... I also use those for my snow skis elsewhere ... pics included. Teak is not.

Sodar
05-19-2010, 11:12 AM
I saw some of the racks in the background laying out by a trashcan behind a bakery one day. They were bread racks... worked well for waterskis though, too! :D

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_m3bPnaMHpYM/RgacI_27AnI/AAAAAAAAAYI/mnBKfTAvn_Y/s800/DSC00196.JPG

Finnsdad
05-19-2010, 02:18 PM
I'm just jealous I don't have enough stuff to need something like that. But father's day is coming


you'll notice most are older wood skis... picked up on craigs/ebay for about $20 a set. Perfect for drop skis and screwing around, plus if I lose one I don't care too much.

scott023
05-19-2010, 02:33 PM
Sorry guys posted some info, but realized it was of zero importance. Only store wakeboards.

Wakeboard storage rack pics would be appreciated. The wife and I have been searching high and low, with no results.

aremsing
05-19-2010, 03:14 PM
I used these from lowes.... drilled them into the wall and spaced them a few feet apart. for $6 you can't go wrong,

aremsing
05-19-2010, 03:16 PM
fits a surfboard too...

scott023
05-19-2010, 03:22 PM
I used these from lowes.... drilled them into the wall and spaced them a few feet apart. for $6 you can't go wrong,

have you got a name for those? Seems most of their storage items are Gladiator, but I don't see that one on the site.

aremsing
05-19-2010, 03:25 PM
Crawford Steel Rack
Item #: 302680 | Model #: STFSR13

scott023
05-19-2010, 03:28 PM
Crawford Steel Rack
Item #: 302680 | Model #: STFSR13

Sweet. Thank you sir.

YTW
05-20-2010, 06:22 PM
I used these from lowes.... drilled them into the wall and spaced them a few feet apart. for $6 you can't go wrong,

aremsing's idea worked great! Thanks.

Kyle
05-21-2010, 01:16 AM
I used these from lowes.... drilled them into the wall and spaced them a few feet apart. for $6 you can't go wrong,

fits a surfboard too...

aremsing's idea worked great! Thanks.


How well would these work for skis. I have got 2 wakeboards, a surfboard, and a wakeskate, with 9 skis. I would like everything to match and would like to do something like this in the future when I get a different garage. My current setup is in a boat storage facility and I dont currently have the room to do this yet. In my new garage the boat will fit and I will have plenty of room on the walls for a nicer setup than what I currently have.

aremsing
05-21-2010, 09:37 AM
YTW - glad it worked for you
Kyle - because of how long these are I don't think they'd do too well with ski's. You'd probably be further ahead getting a few "L" brackets and putting some rubber or plastic over them. Depending on how deep they are you could probably get 2 or 3 ski's per bracket. Just a thought

gatorguy
09-08-2011, 01:45 PM
I just built this rack last night. 2x4 with 1" PVC pipe as the racks. I used a 1-1/8 Fostner bit (that was the closest size I had, the 1" was just too small) to drill the holes at 30 deg. so the PVC fits in a little floppy. I put a zip screw in the base of each pipe so they don't move around.

If I was to do it again I would either find a 1-1/16" bit, or use the 1" bit and then make a 2" cut length wise down the PVC so the pipe could make a compression fit into the smaller hole.

Either way it is sturdy, and adjustable/expandable for when I get more stuff. And best of all it's not all piled up on the workbench anymore.

bjames
09-08-2011, 01:56 PM
I need one of these for my garage:D
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squigs
09-08-2011, 02:29 PM
Here's a pic of my storage rack. The best part is, it's easily relocated from garage to dock side. Note that the tractor has since been upgraded to one that matches the rack. The Sabre siezed up...

gatorguy
09-08-2011, 03:03 PM
Here's a pic of my storage rack. The best part is, it's easily relocated from garage to dock side. Note that the tractor has since been upgraded to one that matches the rack. The Sabre siezed up...

I don't think the cops would like me driving that the 18 miles to the boat ramp. One day I'll be able to just head out my back door, down the board walk, and into the dock house. No truck required.

RMUDBUGS
09-08-2011, 11:53 PM
Peg board is the best for organizing a garage. Mine is wall to wall peg board holding tools, hockey gear, wakeboards, wake skate, surf, skis, and knee board.

gocougs
09-09-2011, 02:20 AM
I just built this rack last night. 2x4 with 1" PVC pipe as the racks. I used a 1-1/8 Fostner bit (that was the closest size I had, the 1" was just too small) to drill the holes at 30 deg. so the PVC fits in a little floppy. I put a zip screw in the base of each pipe so they don't move around.

If I was to do it again I would either find a 1-1/16" bit, or use the 1" bit and then make a 2" cut length wise down the PVC so the pipe could make a compression fit into the smaller hole.

Either way it is sturdy, and adjustable/expandable for when I get more stuff. And best of all it's not all piled up on the workbench anymore.
I did the same thing. The only thing I added was the pipe insulation tubes to fit over the PVC pipe. I just like the idea of the padding but easy and effective rack system.

chawk610
09-09-2011, 08:36 AM
I made mine one night after about 9 beers... all from scrap sitting around.

JohnnyB
09-10-2011, 09:09 AM
I made mine one night after about 9 beers... all from scrap sitting around.

Restoration going on in the foreground??

Looks like you are framing a new back seat???

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Iskidaily
09-10-2011, 10:24 AM
I need a bigger boathouse!

yesitis
12-06-2011, 02:09 AM
Here is our board storage - still room to grow when we get my daughter her boards.

-V-
12-06-2011, 09:54 AM
Here is our board storage - still room to grow when we get my daughter her boards.

that looks nice, what did you make it with and if that is paint on PVC, does it come off or scratch off?

yesitis
12-07-2011, 02:14 AM
It is a pair of pine boards, with 45 degree pvc pipe elbows, 3/4 inch pipe, and pipe ends - all glued in and then painted. It would really have to be abused to get it to scratch, and if it does, I can just repaint it.
We just simple spray paint, and about 4 coats to get it just right.

JBrew
12-07-2011, 10:06 AM
It is a pair of pine boards, with 45 degree pvc pipe elbows, 3/4 inch pipe, and pipe ends - all glued in and then painted. It would really have to be abused to get it to scratch, and if it does, I can just repaint it.
We just simple spray paint, and about 4 coats to get it just right.

How long are the arms? and what is the spacing between them? Trying to price out building this vs. buying the separate hooks for all my stuff

yesitis
12-09-2011, 02:36 AM
Arms are 12 inches. The boards are 6 feet long, and I spaced them evenly. I think the whole project, with paint, cost me maybe $20.

JBrew
12-09-2011, 09:23 AM
Arms are 12 inches. The boards are 6 feet long, and I spaced them evenly. I think the whole project, with paint, cost me maybe $20.

Awesome thanks for the info man.

BMDWillyZ
12-09-2011, 11:30 AM
Have you ever notice that most of the MC owners on this forum are pretty crafty guys? It reminds me of the movie "Robots" with Robin Williams "See a need, fill a need". Great organization guys.

BZ

BrooksfamX2
12-09-2011, 08:33 PM
Heres mine........

russlars
12-09-2011, 09:15 PM
Here is my ski storage area. We call it the toy shed.

thatsmrmastercraft
12-09-2011, 11:10 PM
Here is my ski storage area. We call it the toy shed.

Very well done, sir.:cool: