This project is a great way to get your snowboards out of closets and corners where they are gathering dust and display them beautifully on the wall. My brother and I designed and created this rack. It mounts on the wall and holds four snowboards with a mountain snowboarding scene on top. It uses materials that are easy to purchase. The total cost of materials is about $50.
4' 8'' of 3/16'' X 1'' steel flat bar
8' 8'' of 3/16'' X 3'' steel flat bar
3' X 1.5' square of 14 GA. steel
7.5'' of 1/4'' steel rod
one can of primer spray paint
one can of black spray paint
one can of clear coat spray paint
fabric glue (that works on metal)
2 sq. ft. of black felt
To build the rack you will use several tools including a bandsaw, plasma cutter, mig welder and grinders. If you are not familiar with using any of these tools get help from someone who is. It is important to use proper safety equipment and remember that the metal will be hot after you weld or grind it.
(This will be entered in the Metal Challenge that has a welder and other tools as prizes, so I thought I would note that I do not own the tools used in this project, but borrowed them.)
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Step 1: Sketching the Scene
Hand sketch your mountains. The bottom edge of the mountains will need to be a straight edge. It is easiest to see what you will be cutting out if you shade in what will stay. You also want to sketch three trees.
When drawing the snowboarder, unless you are an artist, it is easiest to start by printing out a picture of a snowboarder that you like. Trace the edges of the snowboarder with a sharpie. This creates a sketch of the snowboarder from the back. Remember that any details and small lines will be hard to cut out.