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    Rod rack

    Wanting to make/build a horizontal rod rack to hold and display my saltwater and freshwater rods and reels, just curious if any one on here has done the same thing?

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    Sure in the basement floor joists, not to display, but storage out of the way.... need to thin them down , seen some very nice garage builds

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    Sure, i have several. They're wall mounted made from 1x4s and 16 pine, sanded, stained with minwax red oak, and finished with semigloss polyurethane. The section that holds the rod and makes contact is lined with felt.

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    May I see pictures? I've looked at several of them online and I'm wanting one that's simple to build but at the same time will be durable and last a while!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerimy7 View Post
    May I see pictures? I've looked at several of them online and I'm wanting one that's simple to build but at the same time will be durable and last a while!
    I think i posted pictures here at some point, but i dont think they're hosted any more. I'll see if i can find a way to get a picture posted when I get home this evening. That means I'll be requiring Bill's assistance. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ironman172 View Post
    Obviously it takes a pair of these to hold your rods on the wall. I've made them with as many as 7 rod holders per side piece. The holders are cut from a 1x4 with a skillsaw. I made a template from a piece of cardboard, just shaped it freehand. Nothing fancy. Once whe holders are cut from the 1x4 and sanded a bit I mounted them on the vertical 1x4 with a drywall screw. You can use felt in the spot that holds the rod, or you can take the easy route and buy a roll of adhesive backed velcro, use the soft material in place of the felt. Stain, finish and hang on the wall. Simple, inexpensive, and the girlfriend doesn't mind them being in the house...as long as they're in the spare bedroom. Lol

    Another thought. If you want something nicer with less effort you might be able to find an ornate wooden curtain hanger that you could use as a rod holder. Maybe at hobby lobby or online. I just used materials that i had on hand.
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    You can install the lightweight metal brackets to hold a shelf, and leave the shelf off. If you use 6"x 12" L-brackets you can store 5 or 6 combos per row without too much crowding. The combos won't weigh much, so the 6" side is strong enough for wall support. These are 4ft center/center apart.

    I have a 7ft by 12ft area of wall containing 7 rows of (2) brackets, and they currently hold ~ 50+ combos. Just cover the metal surface with bubble wrap cloth or round weather-stripping, to keep from scratching. Very useful, not so much 'design' in mind but practical and easy.

 

 

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