How to Build a Snowboard Rack for Your Garage
Having a snowboard rack in your garage is a very useful way of protecting your snowboard while keeping it out of the way at the same time. Building one is a very simple DIY project that anyone can do. Follow the simple steps below to effectively make a single snowboard rack that you can use in your garage.
Step 1: Preparing the Acrylic
You will need 2 pieces of acrylic glass that are 4 inches wide and 24 inches long. You can cut these pieces out of a bigger acrylic piece to the specified dimensions. Use the saw to cut 2 pieces. You can also use an awl to scratch off the cut and then snap the piece off. Use protection goggles and gloves when doing so to avoid cutting yourself while making your snowboard rack.
Step 2: Bending the Acrylic
Heating the acrylic will release toxic fumes that can be detrimental to your health. Use a mask or keep your head away whenever you are heating it. Use the heat gun or torch to heat a piece of acrylic at the place you want it to bend. You will want to bend it at one-third of the length. Do not overheat the acrylic as it will melt and you will have to scrap it. Place the 2x4-inch wood on top, hold in position and bend the acrylic around it to form something that looks like a hanger. As soon as you get the desired bend, stop heating completely. Don’t touch the plastic, as it will be extremely hot, and let it cool off normally. Do not submerge it in water. Make the same bend for the other piece of acrylic for your snowboard rack.
Step 3: Drilling Mounting Holes
Use your electric drill to make mounting holes in the top part of the acrylic pieces. Make the holes close to the center of the piece and sufficiently spread from one another in a triangle shape. Alternatively you can use just one or 2 holes but this will provide less strength to the mount. Position the first piece of acrylic on the wall where you want the snowboard rack and mark the spots where the holes are on the wall using a pencil. Place the second piece to the right at the same level and mark the holes with a pencil as well.
Use your drill to make the 6 holes in the wall. The distance between the 2 pieces should be greater than the distance between the bootstraps on your snowboard. You can test this using the actual snowboard or just measuring the distance and adding a few inches.
Step 4: Attach the Acrylic Pieces
With the wall mounting holes complete, attach the 2 pieces of acrylic to the wall. Use the mounting screws to hold them securely in place on the wall. Fasten all the screws as tightly as possible. Place your snowboard into your newly created snowboard rack.