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I built a wooden freestanding bike rack for a single bike based off my dual-bike design.  I had some scrap 2x4s. but I needed to purchase a few new 2x4s for this rack.  The bike hook is hung at 63.5", which is perfect for one of my bikes.

Lengths to cut 2x4s:
1 - 65"
2 - 61 3/4"
2 - 36"
2 - 28.5"
1 - 24" or more
3 - 6"
2 - 3-6" (srap pieces are fine, size doesn't matter as long as a minumum of 3")

Screws: 2.5" wood screws

Bike Hooks:  Any bike hook system will do, but I picked up these from Home Depot.

Corner Brackets:  I used some for support but they might not be necessary.

Read this instructable.  It is important to see how they did the hooks.  One of my bikes rubbed the coating off one hook, so I repaired it with handlebar wrapping and electrical tape.
 
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Step 1: Cut Your Wood!

Cut the following lengths of your 2x4s:
1 - 65"
2 - 61 3/4"
2 - 36"
2 - 28.5"
1 - 24" or more
3 - 6"
2 - 3-6" (srap pieces are fine, size doesn't matter as long as a minumum of 3")

The 36" lengths are the legs of the stand.  Cut a 1.5" x 1.5" corner on one side of each leg.

The 28.5" lengths are the crossbeams.  Cut 45 degree corners on both sides of the cross beams (i.e. measure the width of the 2x4 and make the cut extend to the same length of the width).

Step 2: Assemble the Base

Attach the 36" legs to the 65" vertical board.  Make sure to screw the legs into the shorter sides of the 2x4s in order to leave 3" of clearance for the bike wheels.

Attach both 61 3/4 side boards to each side of the 65" vertical board.

Attach two 6" pieces to bottom legs.

Attach both 28.5" crossbrams to the 36" legs and the 61 3/4" sideboards.
FALCON4EVR2 years ago
This would be great for my dorm. Thanks for the idea!
This would be a great entry for the Bicycle contest!
mythicalbyrd (author)  Adambowker982 years ago
I think I missed the dates of the contest by 1 day.