Introduction: Easy Skateboard Rack

About: I am just a guy who love making things Proud father of 2, I cook, build lots of things, learn new things (CAD, Arduinno...), gardening etc... Oh yes, I love cardboard, skateboards and Hydroponics/aquaponics! …

After having build my own skateboard, I needed a rack to store them: my wife wasn't that happy to see all the boards around...

I designed this one after a little surf on the net.

I build it using MDF 18mm thick. I have used two 66 x 24 cm sheets for the sides, one 42 x 35 cm for the back and one 30 x 5 cm as reinforcement.

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Step 1: Drawing Is Better Than Explaining

Here is the drawing of the rack with all dimensions.

I kept it as simple as possible in order to avoid complex cuttings and machining.

This is a simple 6 slots rack. Jump to the latest steps as I suggest you how to hang your helmets by adjusting a little bit the design. That's lessons learned ;-)

Step 2: TRacing the Lines on the Boards

I reported the design on the MDF boards in order to cut them.

It is a really important step to insure a good fit of the mounting.

I completely draw the rack to be sure that I will be able to build it.

I used dotted line as guide for the later routing. I have also defined the reinforcement plate using construction line to be directly fitting the sides and the back with little adjustments.

Step 3: Cutting

I used a little tip to cut the sides all in once. I screwed the 2 boards together. Thus I managed to have exactly similar sides. However if you make a cutting error, then everything is lost... That's a choice ;-)

I started with the rounded end of the slots using a bell saw and then the useful and tradition jigsaw.

I did all of this in our workshop in the mountain. Aside building it it was quite an experience to make it in the cold and almost stucked by snow.

I actually did not used the router apart from rounding the edges as I had not the right diameter. And with all the snow outside I couldn't go to buy one.

Step 4: The Router and More

So I used the router to round all corners and have a nice finish.

Then it was necessary to carrefully sand all parts to obtain a good finish once painted or varnished.

I did paint the parts at that stage. The snow is gone and I am back to my flat in the city of Lyon, FR.

Step 5: Mounting the Rack

We are almost done, let's mount it.

Position the sides and the reinforcement. Oh noooo. Since I did not used the router, my reinforcement is too small... Let's forget about it ;-)

I did a first attempt without screwing the parts just to see if everthing was OK. It was except the reinforcement but well....

I used 3 screws for each side. Done.

Step 6: Done!! (mounting It on the Wall)

One fixed and screwed, I just mounted it on the wall.

As I have weak walls I used dedicated screws. I took 6 of them to be really sure that the rack will stay in its position. The whole thing is given to support more than 100kg. I guess that the wall will fall much before this limit.

At the time I have 4 boards (1 I bought - the Brown longboard-, and 3 I built). The rack can up to 6 boards. I used the lowest slot for the helmets. Another solution would be to drill very big holes in the lowest part of the rack to hang them.

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