hot wheels shelf racks

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Project by doralfun123 posted 01-20-2008 05:06 PM 20497 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi there, for my 2×4 entry i decided to enter a hot wheel car rack ... my 10 yr old son collects hot wheels and has over 600 of them( anyones welcome to send him more lol) as they were all over the house and closets i decided to make shelves for them to decorate his room …. so off to the shop me and jacob went…. when we got started we couldn’t stop making them so we made over 20 racks for his room and gave some to his friends … man what awesome fun quality fun with son in shop !!!!... we use scrap 2×4s that we get from anywhere job sites , ware houses , curb side trash ,etc…. as for the size of racks and design it dosent matter we just use what we have … some racks hold 12 cars some hold 50 cars ... long ones , short ones ,square ones , skinny ones , fat ones , dosent matter thats the fun of it !!! we just final sand them and leave them natural no stain no finish .. we put eyelets on them and hang and fill with cars ( mom likes that) .... we are new to this site but i want to thank everyone for the most gracious welcome and we are making many new friends !!!! jacob is loving this site so much as well as myself…...... thanks for looking Dennis & Jacob …................

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#1 posted 01-20-2008 05:11 PM

Nice use for a 2×4. Over 600 hotwheels. That;s cool. I just love them little toys. Who would have thought that they would catch on like they did. I remember when they were first released. But that is dating myself.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 01-20-2008 05:19 PM

a great project—great use of reclaimed wood; great display AND it was a father-son project. Can’t top that!

(And I love the design created by the racks hung on the wallpaper stripes.. AWESOME.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 01-20-2008 06:33 PM

cool posting. love the car collection.
we saved some of my son’s little cars (he is almost 24 now) and have them on display in a wall shelf in the kitchen.

welcome to lumberjocks !!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 01-20-2008 06:44 PM

That is a great project. It gets the cars out of boxes and drawers and puts them on display when Jacob can get to them. I like the idea of using “reclaimed” lumber as well. It keeps the material out of the landfill and the price is right as well. A win-win situation for everyone.

Great idea.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 01-20-2008 07:01 PM

Pretty nice project! Good use of materials.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 01-20-2008 07:33 PM

Holy Hot Wheels!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 01-20-2008 10:38 PM

I have a nephew who could give Jacob a run for his money, though in his case it’s Matchbox cars. He has at least 1 of every Matchbox made since he was born. I’ll have to remember this as a possible future project.

-- Chelle

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#8 posted 01-21-2008 12:12 AM

Great use of 2X4, wonderful that you and Jacob could share this.

-- Marge, Colorado

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#9 posted 01-22-2008 12:10 AM

Way cool.

-- Andy

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#10 posted 01-22-2008 05:46 AM

This has got to be one of the best uses of a 2×4 that I have seen. As the father of 4 sons I can really relate when you say ”they were all over the house and closets”. I actually laughed out loud, thank you.

What an awesome project.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#11 posted 01-02-2010 04:52 AM

Now that is cool… In so many ways.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#12 posted 07-23-2017 10:24 PM

this is a great way to spend time with the kids, fun for all and the end result looks great.
thank you for sharing.

-- In it for the Outcome, Not the Income

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