One way to take care of your snowboarding equipment is to place it on a snowboard wall rack. Since snowboards are relatively wide and large, they tend to take up significant space, especially since they have an uneven bottom. This makes them harder to store, and they have a tendency to lose their balance and fall if just propped against a wall. Making your own holder will offer a safe place to store them.
- 1-by-6 inch Plank of Wood
- Wood Dowels (1-inch diameter, 8 inches long)
- 1-by-15 inch Dowel Hammer
- 3 inch Screws
- Drill and Drill Bits
- Wood Glue
- Measuring Tape
Step 1: Preparations
Determine how many snowboards you want your snowboard wall rack to accommodate and find the dimensions of the snowboards that you will be placing on the rack. Let's assume that you will be making a rack to hold five snowboards that are 8 inches thick, including the bindings. Taking this into consideration, the dowels need to be spaced at least 9 inches apart in order to hold and fit 8-inch thick snowboards. Your 1-by-6 inch plank of wood should therefore measure 45 inches.
Step 2: Measuring and Drilling
The next step in making your snowboard wall rack is to measure the 1-by-6 inch plank of wood 45 inches and cut it to this size. Measure the dowel hole placement 9 inches apart on the plank and make the appropriate markings. Drill the holes about ¾-inch into the wood. Make sure that the holes are about a millimeter smaller than the dowels
Step 3: Inserting and Securing the Dowels
With the holes in place, it’s now time to insert the dowels into them to complete your snowboard wall rack. Drop a small amount of wood glue into each hole. Drive in the dowels using the dowel hammer. Make sure that the dowels are driven all the way through and that they are secure. Otherwise, they may give way when you place your snowboards on them. Let the glue dry thoroughly and wait a couple of hours just to be sure. Now you have made one half of your rack. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to make the other half.
Step 4: Installing the Rack
Determine the placement of your snowboard wall rack and make sure that it isn’t too high for you to reach. Line the rack vertically along the wall. Next, find a wall beam and drill a hole at one end of your rack all the way through the wall. Do the same to the other end of the rack. Fasten the rack with the 3-inch screws and make sure that it is secured properly. Do the same thing to the other rack, finding a wall beam, drilling the appropriate holes and securing it. You have to determine the appropriate distance of the two racks in such a way that the snowboard bindings will not hit the dowels. Test your snowboard wall rack by placing your snowboards on it.