Don’t Let Storage Issues Sink Your Summer Hobby
Summer + Outside = Toys! Especially when you live near water. One problem that arises is where does one keep and organize all said toys? Well if you're into kayaking these floatables definitely aren't something small you can just hideaway in any old corner.
Here's a quick and easy build to tuck away your vessels and make them easy to access when the water calls to you!
Big thanks to Rob Rein from Ginger Woodworks for sharing his kayak storage project with us and for using SPAX®! Here are some excerpts from his blog post that we hope will help you solve at least one of your summer storage stressors.
Building behind my shed had some limitations as my neighbors fence line is fairly close, leaving little room to work with. That being said, I decided to build face frames for each end of the Kayak rack.
This allowed me to place each face frame at either side of the shed, and then assemble my Kayak rack in its permanent location.
Once the Face frames where complete I was able to run the 117 inch 2 by 4’s from one face frame to another. I used 4 runners on the top and the bottom and 3 in the two middle sections.
(19) 2x4x10 Treated lumber boards
(6) 10 foot deck boards, treated*
(2) 1 lb box of SPAX® #10 x 3 1/2 inch exterior deck screws
50 pack of Blue Kote Kreg Screws
Cut the 2×4’s as follows
8 – 32 inches (horizontal beams for face frames)
4 – 80 inches (vertical beams for face frames)
3 – 34 inches ( joist support for roof)
14 – 117 inches ( runners between face frames for frame/kayak support)
*Deck Boards- leave at 10 feet
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