How To Build Bike Mount Rack On The Wall

Last Updated on October 19, 2021
written by Cycle expert Alex Bristol

How to build bike mount rack on the wall

Want to save up on space and hone your DIY skills?

A DIY project every cyclist needs to try is building their own bike mount rack. When it comes to your bike a DIY bike rack can be the space saving solution you’re looking for.

Whether you’ve shopped around but can’t find the bike rack you’re looking for, or just want to challenge yourself to make your own DIY bike rack on the wall, I’ve got you. Especially if you live in an apartment or have more than one bike, this DIY project is a creative way of storing your bike in the garage, in a room off the ground and on a hook or bike rack.

Listen to this.

Building a wall bike mount isn’t complicated, especially if you have the right tools. The good news is once you’ve set up the wall mount, knowing how to mount the bike on the wall is the easy part. Check out the best bike wall mounts for the perfect fit for your bike.

So, if you’re a DIY kind of guy, you’re going to enjoy this DIY project. I’ll be taking you through in step by step process so you can hang your bike on the wall securely as a good storage idea. All in all, it should only take you two hours to build a wooden bike rack and a cool storage solution for your bike.

Ready?

What you’ll need:

To make this ultimate DIY wall bike rack, with a built-in accessory drawer. This bike rack will hang up the bike by its top tube, however, you can modify it to hold the front wheel or handle bars if you prefer. The best location to store it is in the garage or a space in a room. The good news is there are only two screw holes into the wall so you won’t need to damage your wall much! Remember, you can put your own twist on the idea, be creative!

Tools:

  • Drill
  • Jig saw
  • Miter saw
  • Clamps
  • Table saw
  • tape measurer

Materials:

  • Wood/lumber 2×6
  • 2″ trim head screws
  • 4’x4′ 3/4″ plywood
  • Wood glue

 

Where to buy the materials

In general, you won’t need anything expensive. For the plywood, you’ll need to get 3/4inch thick sheet of plywood, 4 feet wide and 4 feet tall. Then you’ll need a 2×5 board that is 10-1/2-in . long, so make sure it’s short.

Here’s a tip- check out your local home center, they will often have a scrap pile with short boards and leftover wood for super cheap. You may want to borrow a van though!

For a good looking bike rack, go for veneered plywood as it will have that smooth surface. If you want rough, unfinished wood then go for CDX plywood and screw it to the edge of a stud.

How to build bike mount rack on the wall in garage

It’s easier to set up your workspace before. Make sure you’ve got enough wall space to fit your bike, whether it’s vertically or horizontally. Try out different height settings and make sure the bike won’t be in the way of any windows or doors, or even in a corridor where it could bother you. Measure your bike with a tape measure, so you can be sure it works for your bike.

DIY Skills you need:

Whether you’re a newbie or a pro, these are some simple skills that are required to build this bike rack. They aren’t difficult to pick up, but if you’ve never done it before maybe practice using the tools on some scrap wood first to get control of it.

Cutting and sawing

I included in the tools section a table and miter saw, as they are perfect for giving you a clean cut for a good quality finish.

If you prefer you can simply use the circular saw or jigsaw, but it will be more difficult to get a clean finish. Although you could simply sand down the edges for a smooth look. Depending on your skills level, you should be able to get the sawing done in an hour. You’ll also need a drill with the right drill bit for screwing in the screws. If you’re a DIY king or a DIY huntress, you should have these basic tools, but if probably your uncle or dad can help you out.

 

Step 1- Measure

Once you’ve worked out the sizes and dimensions for your bike rack, you’ll be ready to mark out all the measurements.

Top and bottom

  • Dimensions-3/4″ x 10-1/2″ x 16″
  • Material 3/4″ plywood
  • Quantity-2

Sides

  • Dimensions-3/4″ x 7″ x 16″
  • Material 3/4″ plywood
  • Quantity-2

 

Divider

  • Dimensions-3/4″ x 5.1/2″ x 10,1.2″
  • Material 3/4″ plywood
  • Quantity-1

 

Drawer sides

  • Dimensions-3/4″ x 5.1/2″ x 10.1/2″
  • Material 3/4″ plywood
  • Quantity-2

 

Drawer bottom

  • Dimensions-3/4″ x 9.3/4″ x6-3/4″
  • Material 3/4″ plywood
  • Quantity-1

 

Drawer back

  • Dimensions-3/4″ x 5.1/2″ x 6.3/4″
  • Material 3/4″ plywood
  • Quantity-1

 

Cleat

  • Dimensions-1.1/2″ x 5.1/2″ x 10.1/2″
  • Material 3/4″ plywood
  • Quantity-2

 

You can use a soda can to draw a circle and draw a line from the top of the circle to 2 inches from the top of the board, and draw a line from the bottom of the circle.

Step 2 Cut out top tubes

User the jigsaw to cut out the lines you drew to make the tube slot.

Step 3 Cut out the drawer

Now, using the miter saw, cut out one of the sides along the front and side pieces of the drawer. Cut along the outside of the drawer front so that the front matches the other dimensions.

Step 4 Secure the sides in place

Clamp the sides and front together to glue and screw them together Glue or screw the side top tube slot and small back piece to the base of the drawer.

Step 5 Screw the divider

Now you can glue or screw the divider into place. Use the clamps to put the divider flush against the pieces, and secure the drawer guide into the box.

Step 6 Attach the top

Turn the assembly over to attach the top to the box, making sure it is flush. Use the screws to stay in place.

Step 7 Put the drawer together

To assemble the drawer, you need to clamp it together and glue then screw the drawer together. You can use a piece of wood under the drawer as a spacer while you attach the rest of the drawer front.

Step 8 Secure the cleat

The good thing about this bike rack is that it requires only one stud to secure it. Mark the stud location with a pencil or piece of tape. You can now screw the top screw in the cleat with a 3 inch screw. Make sure the board is level before you put the second screw.

Step 9 Secure the bike rack to the cleat

Put the rack against the wall and drill four 2 inch screws, two on the top and two on the bottom.

The result should look like a box with a side drawer and an opening for the bike’s top tube.

Finishing touches

Once you’ve built everything, you might want to give a bit of paint so it matches the walls. For example, you can use a white enamel base, and then plastic laminate which you apply with contact cement.

If you prefer you can just have it painted, then prime it first using acrylic, and then you can go in with a water-based polyurethane for a shiny finish. It’s a fun craft exercise no matter your interests, and pretty low cost.

Final Thoughts

This easy DIY bike rack is an awesome project, whether you make a pallet bike rack, wall mounted bike rack or vertical bike rack is completely up to you. Bike racks are among the most popular bike accessories for good reason.

Bike racks usually hold up the bike from the bike frame. If you have multiple bikes or limited floor space, you can try these DIY projects to make bike racks for a single bike or several bikes. This will help you have enough space to accommodate other bikes too, or try out other DIY projects.

Why not try other projects at the same time like hanging your helmets or making a bike stand for putting your bike?

Have you tried this bike rack project?

 

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