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Folks, we have a problem. As fast as our family is growing, we have something that’s growing even faster. Our ski collection. Now, many of you may ask why that would ever be a problem. Well, if you had seen my garage, you would understand. For the last 5 years our skis have “belonged” in whatever nook we could find. However, as the bikes, strollers, and sleds keep multiplying, extra space is hard to find. We’ve known for a while that we needed to come up with a good way to store them that would also be cost effective (by that I mean really cheap). As I was browsing for a solution, I came across this idea. Brilliant. As soon as I saw it, I knew we would be making one since I already had most of the supplies, in the aforementioned overcrowded garage.
Here’s how we did it:
1- 2×8 board
2- shelf brackets
1- 3/4″ or 7/8″ drill bit
First, measure how long you want your rack and cut your board to that length.
Now, mark where you want the notches to go. We started about 3 inches from the end of the board, had each notch 3/4 inch wide and spaced them 9 inches apart.
Finally, use a level to mark where you will hang your rack. Screw in your shelf brackets and attach your board.
If you would also like to have a place to hang your poles, hammer in a few nails into the front of the board to hang them from.
Voila! Ski storage problem solved.
Note: Our plans are based on and very similar to these. Make sure to go check out the original!