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Build a fishing rod rack

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By David J. Brooks

Organize your fishing rods by building this simple wooden rack.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Two 1″ x 10″ x 32 1⁄2″ pine boards
  • Two 1″ x 10″ x 34 1⁄2″ pine boards
  • Two 1″ x 6″ x 34 1⁄2″ pine boards
  • Tape measure
  • Framing square
  • Pencil
  • Crosscut saw
  • Drill
  • 1 1⁄2″ hole-saw bit
  • 62 1 1⁄2″ wood screws
  • Four 2 1⁄2″ wood screws if you’re going to mount the rod rack on the wall
  • Countersink bit
  • 3⁄32″ drill bit for screw pilot holes
  • Wood glue
  • Wood filler and putty knife (optional)
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood finish of your choice
  • Fishing rods

WHAT YOU’LL DO

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Step 1: Cut the six pine boards to length.

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Step 2: Determine the locations for the 1 1⁄2″ holes on both side boards (as shown), and drill them out.

Step 3: Cut out the rod slots on both side boards.

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Step 4: Drill pilot holes, and countersink each screw hole.

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Step 5: Screw and glue the rod rack together. (If your screws are drilled in slightly past the wood surface, you can cover the screws with wood filler.)

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Step 6: Sand the rod rack, and apply the wood finish of your choice. Stand the rod rack on the floor or mount it to the wall. Arrange your rods in the rack. Your fishing-rod rack is complete.

2 Comments on Build a fishing rod rack

  1. Chupacabras // June 1, 2016 at 12:20 pm // Reply

    Beginners can build an easy rack designed to store rods, reels, nets and lures. Find a place for this handy rack in your game room or mudroom, and you ll be one step closer to catching the big one.

  2. Parker Cub Scout, 9 // June 4, 2016 at 8:49 am // Reply

    Great idea! We have lot’s of fishing rods and there not doing very well in the garage. I like the idea of making a rack. Love Your Work!

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