How to Make a Bat Rack

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Introduction: How to Make a Bat Rack

I did this fun home project for our high school baseball team. Turned out really well!

Step 1: Go Buy Your Supplies

I went to Home Depot to get my supplies. To make this bat rack you will need to get: 4 2x6s, 4 2x4s, a box of wood screws, 8 metal hole arbors, a 3-inch hole dozer, a power drill, and 4 cans of spray paint. It cost me roughly 150 dollars. I got 1 of the 2x4s cut into half. I got the rest of the 2x4s cut into quarters. I also cut one of the 2x6s in half to use as sides.

Step 2: Building the Base

I took the halves of the 2x4 and 2 of the quarters of the 2x4, and I made the base in a rectangular shape. I included this in my design because I wanted to keep the bottom of the bat rack off the ground. I then took a 2x6 and screwed it on the top of the base.

Step 3: Building the Supports

I built the four corner supports out of the quarters of the 2x4s. I screwed them together using the metal arbors. 2 on each support. I marked them off 1 inch from the sides to accomadate for the side boards. I then used 2 more of the 2x4s to make middle supports. I screwed them to the base the same way as I did the corner supports with metal arbors.

Step 4: Putting on the Side Boards

I used two 2x6s and the halves of the 2x6 to make the sides. I placed the sides on and screwed them down to the supports.

Step 5: Making the Bat Holes

I used the 3-inch hole dozer to trace 18 circles around a 2x6. They are arranged in 3 rows of six. I then put the hole dozer on the drill and made the holes. I then screwed the board on top of the box.

Step 6: Adding the Finishing Touches

I finished the bat rack off with three coats of hunter green spray paint. Real fun build for any baseball enthusiast.

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    I cannot resist the temptation of asking this. Do the bat's feet go through the hole and then they hang below. :)

    First i thought oh it's a rack for those little flying mammals. I wondered if they liked going into those nesting holes. Then thought maybe it was a rack for Batman----a "batrack". finally got the picture LOL. you have my vote!

    Looks great. Not so sure about that "A" though.

    This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    Great! Blaise Miranda will absolutely give you an A for this one!