|Project by lobro4||posted 11-20-2015 10:20 PM||1560 views||6 times favorited||4 comments|
My nephew has moved from New York City to Los Angeles. Same stuff different coast I guess! He is moving in to a new apartment and needed two bike racks that would enhance the decor. He found the inspiration on line and I went to work.
The back panel will secure to the wall with heavy screws going in to studs. The box will then hang on a French Cleat. I put a threaded insert in the wall portion of the cleat and allowed for a bolt to secure it all in place once it’s hung.
As you can see, it provides a small shelf as well as providing a slot to hang the bike by the upper bar.
The build is from plain-sawn white oak. I purchased it rough and milled it to a touch over 3/4” inch thick. The dimensions of the box itself are 15”w x 16”d x 5 1/4”h. The hanging slot is 1 3/4”. I thought the finger joints would both provide solid construction and add visual appeal. Sanded to 180 grit. Coated with 3 rubbings of BLO.
This was a lot of fun to construct and here’s hoping Nathan will have years of biking to come.
Thanks for looking.
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