|Project by ScottM||posted 01-24-2014 04:12 PM||1578 views||18 times favorited||12 comments|
I was looking for a way to hang my bike in my NEW GARAGE WORKSHOP! I considered the standard hooks and tool/junk hanging rails method, but I knew there had to be a better solution. WOOD!! I did sone internet searching and found a guy who would custom make these for your bike dimensions. I sent him a few emails and asked some questions and then found out they cost about $300. So I made my own. It’s made of all 3/4” scraps I had laying around; oak ply, birch ply, and poplar.
I stained the top and bottom ply panels and left the plywood edges raw. I liked the visible stained plys and contrasting natural poplar. I then sprayed about 5 coats of semi-gloss lacquer. It’s hung on the wall using a french cleat. The shelf hangs on the cleat and is secured to the wall cleat with a long screw so as your removing the bike from the slot it doesn’t lift up off the wall. The slot is cut at an angle so the bike stays in place and gravity does the rest in keeping it hanging vertically.