Canoe Storage Rack

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Project by cricket324 posted 03-23-2014 04:52 PM 9382 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A contractor I know from my job at Home Depot asked me to build a canoe storage rack for a friend of his. He came to me with no plans or measurements..only a picture from the internet. Initially the project looked fairly simple and straight forward, but turned out to be a lot of work. My client wanted the project built entirely out of 5/4 white oak, with the four gussets milled from walnut. The only other measurements he asked was for the outrigger arms to be 36 inches long and the overall height to be 60 inches. I missed the mark a little on the height, ending up at 63 inches. The biggest issue I had was the fact he brought me exactly enough lumber to do the job and nothing more. I literally could not make a single bad cut during the entire build, which was a little unnerving. It took me about three days to figure it out, be my client seemed pleased when he came to pick it up. This project will have a finish applied at some point, but that was not part of my contract.

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#1 posted 03-24-2014 03:21 PM

Wow, nice job, but I must admit, that is a LOT of canoe storage! I have 2 boats and need to build my rack, soon… My design looks a bit similar to that one, just sort of cut in half… I guess the idea is going around the internet…

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#2 posted 03-25-2014 05:37 PM

Not only functional but beautifully built. If I promise to bring you extra lumber would you build me one?

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