Thursday, September 16, 2010
Post #100!!! My Brand New, Homemade, Wall Hanging, Bike Rack
Dan and I just finished building a wall hanging bike rack in our dinning room. Though it looks simple, this little ditty took us a while to finish. After spending money on an electronic stud finder, we completed the bike rack then put some some pressure on it to test it out. The thing ripped out of the wall! The stud finder was a dud and the readings were off. Finally we got less technical and used the old "strong magnet on a string"to find the studs.
We used some big strong screws and large bike hooks. The lumber was salvaged from an old broken futon frame we found on the side of the road.
All together this rack holds 5 bikes, just enough for each person in the house. Finally we have a usable dining room and a snazzy place to store our bikes!