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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2009 10:10 am    Post subject: Wakeboard Racks Reply with quote

So, I've really been wanting some wood racks to store and display the boards in the offseason. While at the in-laws for Christmas, in Wyoming, I got a chance to make some in my FIL's wood shop. I've seen many ideas out there and the following shows what I ended up with. I think they turned out fairly well. The design lends itself to alot of different options on spacing and placement.

I used a birch plywood for the "arms" and just some rough pine or cedar he had laying around for the back pieces. Here's some photos of the loose pieces and as they are put together. I decided to make two double board racks and one single (For the kneeboard for now and probably a surfboard next year).




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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2009 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stained the pieces with ebony stain and finished them with 3 coats of polyurethane.



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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2009 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats pretty much EXACTLY like what I'm planning on making for my board too. But how long did you make the arms?
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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2009 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally, I mounted them to the wall in the garage, just screwing them into the studs at 32" spacing and 16" from rack to rack, offset enough to allow the boards to clear each other and the garage door rails.



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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2009 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those came out really nice! I need to make one for my snowboard/wakeboard so I can keep them at my apartment next year when I'm at grad school. Good use of time while freezing in Wyoming!
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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2009 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After installing all of them, viola, board storage Mr. Green I think they turned out pretty good. The arms are a bit longer than they really need to be and I could narrow the spacing between "rows" a bit to tighten things up if I was worried about space.



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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2009 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why did you choose a more horizontal setup as opposed to a vertical, seems like they will use up a lot of space encroaching into the room/garage? Nice work though, I like the stained look.
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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2009 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IrideLITE, the arms for the wakeboards are 18" and the arms for the kneeboard are 21 1/2". That is measured from the back plate to the radius of the "hook".
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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2009 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aubs, yeah, it worked out well. We were planning to go to Cody one day and got too much snow, so we made good use of the day working in the shop. The boys worked with their "papa" making wood cars and boxes for their legos.



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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2009 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jryoung, I wanted them to seem more displayed than stored. I wasn't really worried about how much encroachment I had into the garage. Thanks, I thought they would look good all stained up. I wanted to do a gunmetal / charcoal gray stain, but those stains are too "blue" for my taste.
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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2009 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work Okie!
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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2009 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those turned out great. I need to post up some pics of how mine turned out. I went the simple route and went to Lowe's and used their metal wall shelving wrapped in pipe wrap for the board storage and the same thing with a shower curtain rod run between it for the vest and rope storage.
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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2009 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work. Thanks for the pics. Since you have the uprights far enough apart, you could store the bottom one upside down and probably have room in the middle for another board.
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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2009 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking purty...... Very Happy
Can you double up on each rack by turning one upside down..... looks like the hooks could accommodate that?

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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2009 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Getting the kids started early I see! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

Great looking racks thouhg! Here's what I did a few years ago.


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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2009 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice work okie!
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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2009 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Lyman/Vantages setup looks bada$$ by the way!
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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2009 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Great looking racks thouhg! Here's what I did a few years ago.



thats really sick, i wanna make something like that. but not quite as big.

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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2009 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wakeboarderdave1, Mr. Green

I like what you did there. That's really cool! If I was going to do it in the house, it'd be more like that. Yours looks more like a piece of furniture...very nice.

It's actually a Witness board. My wife and I have been sharing the board since we started. I'm going with something more aggressive and bigger, so I bought her those bindings for Christmas. Those are actually the Melissa bindings, but basically the same thing. I'm going with the Lyman and staying with the Transit bindings we've been using.

tball, yeah, I think I could squeeze one in the middle.

Dragonlady8, almost. I didn't quite make the "hooks" tall enough. I tried with our "cheap" boards and the rocker of the bottom board lifts the top board just enough to slide right off. I'll probably end up storing my old "cheap" board in the attic and just grab it if we need it for beginner friends that have feet bigger than mine to use. Either that or stack those boards without the bindings mounted on them.

Thanks for all the compliments. It felt good making them and I'm feeling pretty proud. It's good to see they turned out good enough to receive some kudos. I'm glad I did them myself so I ended up with them being exactly what I wanted.

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PostPosted: Jan 05, 2009 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okie Boarder, Nice work on the wood. I'm not that proficient with wood, so I decided to use my Gladiator racks (like yours) and go the simple route.

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PostPosted: Jan 05, 2009 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

haugy, cool. Gotta love the Gladiator GearTrack. I have it on the other side of my garage, also, with the normal yard tools, etc.
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PostPosted: Jan 05, 2009 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need to take some pics of one I made for my buddy's garage. I made it similiar to a tower rack. I took a 2/8 and drilled angled holes in it. Then I inserted dowels. The dowels spacing and upward angle was taken from the rack on his tower. We still haven't mounted it, so it might not even work, LOL.
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PostPosted: Jan 05, 2009 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haugy, ill buy ur tires
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PostPosted: Jan 05, 2009 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Okie Boarder, Nice work on the wood. I'm not that proficient with wood.


and Britt is still willing to marry you Laugh Devil Guy

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PostPosted: Jan 05, 2009 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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haugy wrote:
Nice work on the wood. I'm not that proficient with wood.


and Britt is still willing to marry you


Exactly......because SHE is. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Laughing Laughing
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NKCrider $1300 and they are yours.


i tell ya what, ill make you a deal. $1,000 and their mine Cool

they look a lil skinny for my truck though...

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NKCrider, you could buy a new set for a little more than that. Plus I wouldn't sell you mine for a standard truck, not only are the SXs, but they have nice rock rash causing them to be impossible to ever be balanced, ever.

36x12.50 BTW. Never needed more width. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Jan 06, 2009 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not the kind of racks I was hoping for in here.
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PostPosted: Jan 06, 2009 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2009 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the one I made, still waiting to be mounted. I based it off of tower racks:

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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2009 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Here is the one I made, still waiting to be mounted. I based it off of tower racks:



Looks nice, and solid, it doesnt take to much room Smile

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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2009 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

is there enough room with the curvature of the boards?
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2009 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The angle of the spindels, the left to right spacing of them, and the the vertical gap space for the board were taken directly from my friend's tower rack. I didn't really think about the need for the center spindle to be large enough to accomodate two board's curvature. Shocked The spindels are so close together that very little board curvature should exist between them. It is at my friends house, and I don't think we ever slid two boards into it. Hopefully it work. Otherwise I will just make a new one since it cost next to nothing.
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2009 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the other picture he sent me with a board in it. The board is in the wrong slot or needs to be flipped over, but you can see how little of the board curvature exist between the spindels.

Two should fit fine (doged the bullet on that oversight).
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Finally got a picture of mine.



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