A skateboard rack is a great way to get all your boards up off the floor. Building one is easy and takes only a few tools and some basic lumber. This rack will stack your boards vertically with plenty of room for the trucks and wheels. It will fit in any room, but the higher the ceiling, the more boards it will hold.
Placing the Dowels
Measure the height of the room for the rack. Cut both 2x4s six inches shorter than the height of the room. Do not cut if the ceiling is higher than eight feet.
Place the 2x4s on a table or work surface with the 2-inch side up.
Mark locations six inches apart in the center of the board the length of the 2x4. Do this to both 2x4s. Make sure marks on each board are in identical locations. Two even dowels will support one board.
Drill holes 2.5 inches deep on each center mark with 1-inch hole drill bit. Do this to both 2x4s. Clean all sawdust from holes.
Use hammer if necessary to insert a 12-inch wood dowel into each hole.
Connecting the Two 2x4 Studs
Turn 2x4s on table so the 4-inch side is up. Mark center spots on 2x4 two feet apart the length of the stud. Do this to both 2x4s. Make sure marks on each board are in identical locations. One dowel will connect the two studs at each location.
Drill holes 1 inch deep on each center mark with 1-inch hole drill bit. Do this to both 2x4s. Clean all sawdust from holes.
Insert the 20-inch wood dowel into one hole. Insert other end in second stud in corresponding hole.
Repeat process for all hole-dowel combinations.
Screw in 1-inch wood screw on opposite side of 2x4 stud into center of each dowel on both studs.
Adding the Legs to the Skateboard Rack
Attach a T brace on each side of both studs with the T cross piece about 1.75 inches below the bottom of the stud.
Insert the 2-foot length of 2x4 between two T braces with 4 inches on one side and 20 inches on the other and attach with 1-inch wood screws.
Stand the rack on the two legs. Check that all screws are secure.
Paint the rack if desired.
Stand the rack against any open wall space with the rack 4 inches from the wall. Stack skateboards on dowel pairs from bottom to top.