Wall Hanging Ball Rack

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Introduction: Wall Hanging Ball Rack

About: I am IT professional, living in Bangalore, India. As new gadgets come out everyday, we indulge in spending significant time and money on these gadgets. And our kids are learning from us, they know how to use...

Hi All,

My son has several cricket balls, footballs and basket ball. And when I open, my son's toy wardrobe, these balls fall off the shelves or mess up all toys inside

So thought to make simple wall hanging ball rack, that could hold 3 to 4 footballs/ basket balls and with tray to hold cricket balls

In this intructable, I will share, how to make one

Please vote for me

Step 1: What Do We Need ?

Material

  • Wooden strips ( 38 MM x 10MM )
  • Jute Thread ( I had bought this to decorate a bottle, never got time)
  • Thin Nails
  • Fevicol / PVA glue
  • Hammer
  • Wood Saw
  • Brown Oil paint and brush to apply

Step 2: Frame Work

  • Cut 8 wooden strips for 266mm
  • Make two squares as shown in pics
  • On one of the squares fix 3 strips

This will be our tray to hold cricket balls

Step 3: Paint Job

  • Sand the wood with 150 Grit sand paper and then with 220 grit
  • Mix 1:1 ratio for oil paint and thinner, in a large container
  • Brush thin layer over the wood ( It is recommended to first coat the wood with wood primer, I skipped that part.
  • Leave the framework to dry for 24 to 48 hrs

Step 4: Hanging and Threading

Hanging

  • Using a drilling machine, drill holes on the wall
  • Hang the bottom and top frames as shown

Threading

  • I used jute thread, but elastic thread would be ideal
  • I made simple 3 lines of thread on each sides

Step 5: Testing and Improvements

I asked my son to test the rack by placing some balls in it and then removing it.

I noticed few issues



• The balls fell over at the corner
• The top frame was stressed too much due tensions of the threads, it needed support


I tried adding an extra support to it and worked the way I wanted

Future improvements



• Paint the supporting stick to match the rack framework
• Replace jute thread with elastic thread or paracord
• May be add support midway to support better


Please share your comments, how I can improve this further

Thanks

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    4 Comments

    Love it but it would be hard for my daughter to fill the space that tall. Instead of putting a center support, i would just make it half as tall and then add a board to the top like the one on the bottom for small balls, gloves, or helmet.

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    I agree, it is too long... I am ticking off reducing height too

    Ooh, this would be useful in the garage! We don't really have a place for them yet.

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    yes, original idea I saw on internet was for garage. But I live in apparment, so for creative, this is in my son's bedroom