My sister is very organized and loves things neat and tidy. With four kids, having a bike and scooter each, it is sometimes hard for their stuff to be ‘put away’. To help organize the helmets, she put command hooks and vinyl names on the wall. I thought that was a great idea. The scooters are difficult, because they aren’t self standing. If you have kids, I’m sure you understand the problem!
For Christmas this year, I made her a bike and scooter rack out of wood, so the kids would have somewhere to put their bikes and scooters. This bike rack works great for big bikes and little bikes and razor scooters.
If you need a kids bike rack with integrated helmet storage, you should check out this great one by Addicted 2 DIY.
How to Build a DIY Wood Bike and Scooter Rack
This bike rack is really easy to make, you just need a miter saw and drill.
- 5 – 2″ x 4″ x 96″ studs (actual 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″)
- 4 – 2″ x 2″ x 96″ boards (actual 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″)
- 2 1/2″ screws – I used deck screws
- wood glue
- Approximate lumber cost – $21
- 3 – 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 69″
- 7 – 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 25 1/2″ with 45 deg on one side
- 1 – 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 24″ with 45 deg cut on one side
- 2 – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 26″
- 2 – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 24 1/2″
- 8 – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 34″ with 45 deg cut on both ends facing each other.
Pre-drill all of the holes before putting the screw in to prevent the wood splitting.
Cut all of the boards according to the cut list and diagram.
Determine the spacing you need for your bikes and/or scooters. 3″ seemed to work great for all of my Sister’s bikes (adult to child) and 4″ for the Razor scooters. You can adjust the following measurements accordingly.
Measure and mark the location of the bike supports on the base and back. Pre-drill holes for the bike supports and secure with wood glue and 2 1/2″ screws.
Measure and mark the location of the scooter supports on the base. Pre-drill holes for the scooter supports and secure with wood glue and 2 1/2″ screws.
Let the glue dry, then sand the bike rack until smooth. Paint or stain the bike rack as desired. For my sister’s bike rack, I painted it in their favorite team’s color – Cougar Blue. I was going to paint ‘Cougar only parking’, but ran out of time. Isn’t that always the case. 🙂
All of the bikes and scooters fit great!
I think the best thing will be that the scooters will now stay in place, and there is room to get bikes/scooters out without tipping others over.
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