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    Dec 28, 2016

    This DIY Wooden Bike Rack Will Look Gorgeous On Your Wall

    Rest on your laurels, bike, you deserve it.

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    Being a biker certainly has plenty of challenges.

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    Finding space for it doesn't have to be one of them. Build yourself a bike rack to get your bike out of the way.

    Supplies

    Measuring tape

    3 sheets of 3x3 ft wood

    Electric hand saw, $47.99

    Wood glue, $5.22

    Wood filler, $6.68

    Drill

    Orbital sander, $25.61

    Danish oil

    Stud finder/Rare earth magnets

    L brackets

    Corner bracket

    Screws

    1. Measure the frame of your bike.

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    2. Use your hand saw ($47.99) to cut a triangle slightly smaller than the measurements of your bike frame. Do this 8-10 times.

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    3. Draw a smaller triangle (approximately 2 inches from each side) on each piece.

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    4. Drill holes into each corner.

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    5. Slip your handsaw through one of the holes and cut out the smaller triangle. Clean up the corners after the center is removed.

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    6. Use your wood glue to stack all of your triangles on top of one another. Clamp them together.

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    Let the glue dry for 3 hours.

    7. Patch any gaps with wood filler ($6.68).

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    Use gloves to apply.

    8. Smooth the sides using your orbital sander ($25.61).

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    Curve the top point so you don't scratch your bike.

    9. Optional: Apply your danish oil with a paper towel and let it dry overnight.

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    This makes your bike rack water-resistant and protects it from wear.

    10. Optional: Attach a rubber pad to the largest side of your wooden triangle.

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    This will protect your bike and keep it from sliding off too easily.

    11. Attach L brackets and corner bracket to the inside corner of your bike rack with screws.

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    12. Find a wall stud in the location you want to hang your bike. You can use a stud finder, or a powerful magnet to locate.

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    13. Pre-drill holes and then mount your rack using the L brackets.

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    Easily balance your bike on your bike rack. Use the smaller triangle as storage space.

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    Watch the full how-to here.

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