Nathan's Bike Rack

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Project by lobro4 posted 11-20-2015 10:20 PM 2553 views 8 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My nephew has moved from New York City to Los Angeles. Same stuff different coast I guess! He is moving in to a new apartment and needed two bike racks that would enhance the decor. He found the inspiration on line and I went to work.
The back panel will secure to the wall with heavy screws going in to studs. The box will then hang on a French Cleat. I put a threaded insert in the wall portion of the cleat and allowed for a bolt to secure it all in place once it’s hung.
As you can see, it provides a small shelf as well as providing a slot to hang the bike by the upper bar.
The build is from plain-sawn white oak. I purchased it rough and milled it to a touch over 3/4” inch thick. The dimensions of the box itself are 15”w x 16”d x 5 1/4”h. The hanging slot is 1 3/4”. I thought the finger joints would both provide solid construction and add visual appeal. Sanded to 180 grit. Coated with 3 rubbings of BLO.
This was a lot of fun to construct and here’s hoping Nathan will have years of biking to come.
Thanks for looking.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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#1 posted 11-20-2015 11:51 PM

Very clever and stylish too. The shelf looks like it will be perfect for his bike helmet.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 11-21-2015 03:26 AM

Looks good!

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#3 posted 11-21-2015 09:01 PM

That is a sweet idea. I really like the execution. Well done.

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#4 posted 11-23-2015 08:05 AM

Very Nice!!

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