Wall Bike Hanger and Shelf

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Tools & Materials
Material List
  • ½” plywood (in 6” wide boards) , or ½" 6” wide boards, total 70” length
  • Wood screws 1" (approx. 20)
  • Wood glue
  • Drywall anchors and screws (4) for mounting
  • Sand paper
  • Water-based finish of your choice
Tool list
  • Table saw
  • Bandsaw or coping saw
  • Drill press or hand drill (with bits that accommodate the size of the drywall screws you choose)
  • Paintbrush
  1. Cut the following pieces out of your 6” x ½" according to the diagram: Top = 2 pieces 10” length Sides = 2 pieces 15” length Front and back = 2 pieces 9” length
  2. Using the table saw, set your blade to 45 degrees and rip the front piece so it is 4” wide on one side and 3-½” on the other.
  3. Drill 4 holes in the back piece according to the diagram, at least 1-½" in from the edges (to give yourself room to work when mounting the finished product on your wall).
  4. With a pencil, draw in the curves on your side pieces according to the diagram. You may wish to print the picture to scale and use it as a stencil. Make sure the low point is at least 2” above the bottom, and 12” away from the back (to give your handlebars space from the wall). Cut along the lines with a bandsaw or coping saw.
  5. Assemble your pieces and drill pilot holes according to the diagram (¼" in from the edges), then apply wood glue to matching surfaces and screw pieces together. Be careful with your screw placement for the top pieces – at the front, place the screw back far enough so you don’t go all the way through the wood and out into the curved cut-out.
  6. Sand your project to your desired smoothness.
  7. Apply your chosen finish, let dry.
  8. Hang onto your wall (to a stud, if you can, or into the drywall with appropriate rated drywall screws according to the weight of your shelf and bike together). Get riding!
Extension Challenges
  1. Customize your bike rack according to the dimensions of a specific bike (yours, or make one for a friend!)
  2. Design a bike rack with more shelves, or doors, etc.
  3. Screw hooks into the bottom or sides to hang keys on.
  4. Customize the top to accommodate a planter or bowl for change/wallets/keys.
  5. Research different ways to hang a bike indoors and customize your bike rack to accommodate the space where you live and store your bike.
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