Materials- A scrap piece of wood from a broken down pallet, screws, wood glue and clear coat paint or stain of your choice..
Tools- Table Saw
Hand drill and Drill press with 3/8 pocket hole bit
Belt sander with 120 grit paper and 320 grit sand paper for hand sanding
Step 1: Step 1
As always practice Safety! Yes I do not have a blade guard but that is how mine was bought second hand. I do use a push stick which keeps my hands away from the blade.
Step 2: 2nd Step
I had 120 grit sanding belt on which took a while to sand down to what I liked.
Step 3: 3rd Step Cutting Lengths of Each Piece
Front- 10 and 3/4
Sides- 5 and 3/8
Wheel support- 4 and 3/4
Step 4: 4th Drill Holes in the Wood to Prevent Cracking
My wall happens to be 5 and 1/2 inch's wide so I made my wall supports just a little wider. I then measured out for the wheel support, being that I'm only going to display my road bike I didn't need much room for the skinny tire. I spaced it out from the wall support at two inch's.
If you are going to use a Mountain Bike type of tire you will just have to increase the front brace piece of wood to allow for a greater distance from the wall support to the wheel support.
As you can see in this pic I have screwed the pieces together, I just used standard drywall screws I had around. I also put some glue on each joining piece of wood for greater strength. You will also notice the inset holes for the screws which are 3/8 for the wood plugs.
The wood plugs I cut using my drill press and a 3/8 hole plug bite, I used some different wood to add contrast to my project (Tiger Maple)
Step 5: 5th Step Was to Sand Down the Wood Plugs
After I was satisfied with the sanding I made sure to wipe down the piece with a tack cloth before clear coat was put on.
I put on two coats with one sanding in between with 320 grit paper.
Step 6: Done
Hope you enjoy checking out my project I made it at TechShop