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Ski rack

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Project by BOBAH posted 09-24-2017 07:40 AM 496 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a birthday gift for my friend – very organized, almost obsessive, around his garage, he asked me to help with a ski storage solution. It was a challenge – there could be a zillion solutions that involve just unpainted 2×4 and a few screws or nails, and it could be easy to pick up a ready-to-use solution from HD or Amazon, but it’s hard come up with something original, furniture-like, not clunky, and functional.

Four months and two prototypes later, I came up with this simple solution: the skis and ski poles rest on a bottom bar inside two rectangular pockets, so they can’t slide away; the top ends are held in place by a top bar behind two sliding boards. When closed, the top part looks like a single solid board, but it is actually cut into three pieces – the middle one is fixed in place, and left one and right one can slide left and right.

To make a sliding board, I used a keyhole router bit to cut one long T-slot on the back side, with two entry points for screws, an inch apart. Once settled on protruding heads of two screws sticking out of the base, the board can slide left and right freely, but does not fall off.

Painted with black lacquer, this rack nicely matches black-and-white theme of the garage – black and white tiles on the floor, white walls and ceiling, black motorcycle, black car, no clutter :-)





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#1 posted 09-25-2017 02:28 AM

Real handy ski rack!!

Nice work on it.

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 09-25-2017 04:11 PM

Thank you Jim.

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#3 posted 09-25-2017 04:12 PM

Nice design.

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