Step 1: Lay out base.
Place the center cross member in the middle of the skis or other base pieces. Position the other cross members 14 1/2" from the center cross member.
Drill countersunk screw holes on the bottom of the skis or other base where the cross members attach. If you use skis, scuff up the slick tops where the cross members are screwed and glued. We used Elmer's polyurethane glue and decking screws.
Step 2: Drill holes in center cross member
Next, drill a 1" deep hole the same diameter as the ski pole or other vertical support at each mark. We drilled eight holes using a 3/8" bit with a masking tape stop at 1" for our bike rack. You can modify the design for more or less bikes.