Introduction: Not a Simple Bike Rack, That’s a DIY Bike Rack!

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I am fond of biking, but of course I do not simply have a bike, I also have several helmets, riding clothes, riding shoes and many other stuff. I had no clue where to storage all of them until I tried to build my own, multi-functional bike rack! Lately I've been on a bit of a binge trying to come up with as many project ideas as I can, and this is one that was super easy to do but also extremely practical!

Step 1: Why Do I Choose PlayWood?

I describe myself as a dynamic person, that means I am allergic to all kind of static and concrete furniture. Since I have discovered the PlayWood assembly system, I created many modular, versatile, re-assemblable pieces of furniture, without giving up on my freedom to re-design them once I am on another path, e.g. another hobby!

Step 2: What Do I Need?

In order to assembly this bike rack I used very few, recycled materials and I bought the PlayWood connectors online. At home I already had some fir boards and than I bought a wooden line and two metallic hooks to block my bike once I put it in the rack. It's very important to remember that all the boards have to be between 16 cm and 19 cm in thickness (3/4" and 7/8").

Precisely, to assemble this project, I used:

  • 4 fir layers boards 40 x 30 cm - 15,75" x 11,81"
  • 6 fir layers boards 60 x 40 cm - 23,62" x 15,75"
  • 2 fir layers boards 150 x 40 cm - 59,06" x 15,75"
  • 1 fir layers board 187 x 40 cm - 73,62" x 15,75"
  • 2 metallic hooks
  • 1 wooden line Ø 2,8 cm L 250 cm - Ø 1,10" H 98,4252"
  • 32 PlayWood connectors 90°

Step 3: How Do I Build It?

First, I assembled the basement, by constructing 3 rectangular shapes, where I will storage riding shoes and helmets.

After that, I developed the structure in a vertical sense, by adding longer boards and I created a sort of armoire, where I secured the two metallic hooks. Here I am going to storage my bike after a ride or after my workout.

Once I have built the rack for my bike, I am going to drill the boards to stick the tube in and create a sort of coat rack.

Step 4: What Are You Waiting For?

I am surely not an expert of DIY, but I consider myself satisfied of this result: It's practical, easy-to-make, and a great solution for the mess I had in my garage.

Step 5: Tutorial