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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).

Use gloves to apply.
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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.

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

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