the dowels are set in 2 inches deep, with glue, and a screw from the back lol
it would not have held the windsurfer or the wood board on the bottom with just a flush mount
Kool I have a 4 board rack outside but they are to keep the boards standing up . I leave my boards in a shady spot on the back of the house in the summer cause its alot cooler than my shed
Lowes makes a lightweight adjustable steel overhead rack thats what i use in my garage. No wall space taken up. i use a small step stool to get boards down or whatever, trust me that shed/ garage / stoarge space will fill up real quick once the baby comes. THe overhead storage keeps the boards super safe!
I did something similar to Epidemic but made mine a little more heavy duty for the longboards on have on the rack. All materials were bought at Lowes, total price under $40 I think. Second pic shows the metal rods that hold the boards without the foam around them. I have had this setup for over a year with no problems. Right now this one rack holds a 10' heavy log, wifes 8'6 longboard, 8' egg, 7' fish, and a blank I shaped.
since you will be mounting it horizontally so the boards stand up, I don't think you need to worry AS much about getting into studs as if the rack would be holding all of the boards weight. I would still shoot for studs though (at least 1) since the board will essentially be "leaning" on the rack and not being held by it.
A more accurate way to find the studs (although the knuckle knock is the fastest and easiest yet less accurate) is this:
At night, turn off the lights in the room. put a flashlight on the floor where the floor meets the wall shining right up the wall. Look for the nail pops. You will see small areas where the screws got spackled over and some will have popped. You will be able to follow them straight up and down the stud. Then as mentioned above. Grab the measuring tape and measure 16" in either direction to the next stud. This assumes your house was built to code. If you live in a condo or apartment (newer construction), there's a good chance your stud is steel which will take a little more effort to get a screw into than wood.
^ old carpenters trick.
i figured I'd recycle a thread for cluttering sake. I am downsizing in room, so I have to keep my boards (all 6 of them) in my room. So, my plan is to erect a 6 board (6 dowels) vertical surf rack, connected to a firm piece of 2 x 4 and nailed into the studes of my wall with wood screws. Then, ill probably lay down a yoga mat on the floor and pipe foam ( iguess thats what you call it, you know what i'm talking about) to cover the dowels. But my question is, which material should i use? I was thinking just wood, but pvc pipe is looking more and more intriguing. Also, just curious if anyone else built a vertical rack before, and I'm just curious on any tips they could give. Thanks in advance.
All great advice. For the pictures of racks posted they look sharp. The metal rods seem really efficient for longboards. Thanks.
The attached photos are a vertical approach. This is my first rack and I'm satisfied. Really quick and easy. Not the best for visual purposes, but functional. (You can always stain the wood to give it a different 'look') Mainly for shortboards, strong enough for longboards. I wanted to make a vertical rack and mount it to the wall, but this approach allows me to move the rack if need be. I recycled 2 x 6 by cutting them in half. I find a lot of people use some foam to rap around the dowes, but I haven't had any issues yet. I used carpet to rest the boards. I used 2 inch dowes with wood glue. One suggestion when drilling the dowe holes- angle them so the dowes have a slight incline. Cost under $30.
Hope this helps. PM for actual dimensions..