Review Ski Rack

Telezacski

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I should start by saying I have no commercial affiliation.

For a while now I have been searching for a ski rack to hang the ski's on the wall at home; as it was going on the wall, I wanted something with style and character, I guess I was looking for a piece of furniture.

I searched online and found very little, there were a few pieces in the U.S but the options were limited. However I did find a few photos of some skate board racks etc which I new would do the job and looked great.

Anyway a client of mine is a furniture maker in Canberra, who sells his goods through local shops and markets. So after helping them out I asked if he could make a rack for me, and I couldn't happier.

Now remember this is the first rack he has made and it's made to my dimensions, i.e the spacing between the skis could be a little smaller to make the overall piece shorter but I am happy with the spacing as it means the skis don't knock each other.

If others are in the same position i'm happy to pass on his details just PM me.

ill post pic as a separate post.
 
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Telezacski

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Thanks piolet

Actually the old atomics with the hammerheads and the hearts with the 01 bindings are soon to be sold. I'm keen to get a ntn setup
 
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Have been thinking about putting something like this together myself. Looks good.
Tossing up whether to stack the boards 'flat' like you have, or 'vertical' with base against the wall.

Is the wood used a multi-ply sheet cut to purpose or has he had to laminate sheets together?
 

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I have something similar but it is just a couple of lengths of wood with lengths of dowel at angles. 4 rows, holds 8 sets of skis or a combination of snowboards and skis.
 
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Telezacski

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Kylep - I was told I had a choice of timber but choose ply to fit the mancave. As for the construction method I'm not 100% sure.

Piolet, I'll be left with the ntn tel skis for resort, the black diamonds for slack country and the back country touring down.
 
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travelislife

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Thanks for the pics/ideas. In the process of designing/building a house and will need ski storage. I reckon that could be whipped up pretty easily with the router and a sheet of ply and looks good too.

Are skis better stored flat rather than vertical?
 
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Mr. Mook

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I kept it simple.
2 uprights each with 6 x 25mm diameter dowel supports. 200mm apart
bottom 2 supports are shorter for skis and small boards. top 4 supports longer for larger boards
Uprights secured to wall studs.
Since this photo was taken I have added a flat board across the bottom with hooks for hanging helmets, backpacks and accessories bags
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KylePee

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Anyone done a more freestanding option? Securing to wall is not an option.

My thought so far is to place it behind a small set of drawers. Can have some decent feet that will take the 'forward' force and will be hidden my the drawers.
 

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I made this with a piece of cheap pine and a few strategically-placed doorstops. Cost about $20, looks neat and does the job.
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Any issues with the hydraulic brakes on the bikes with the vertical storage?

Nope. Have 4 bikes in vertical storage, 3 with hydraulic brakes; of those 3 bikes two hang by the front wheel and one by the back. Sometime my MTB, which is hanging by the back wheel doesn't come out for months. Have never had a problem.
 
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Rick Ross Da Boss

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Hmm, very intrigued. Would be interested in materials and joining used as well as rough cost. I now have a slowly growing suite of tools to be able to do a slightly less hacky job of something like this
I think I’ve used 8 or 9 2400-1200 sheets of form ply at $62 a sheet 17mm. It’s all just screwed so I can flat pack when we move
 
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If you mean from my picture above they were atomic Congur.

@kylep if your not as handy with the tools you can use one of the metal racks from bunnings to create something similar as @Rick Ross Da Boss, not as hipster but works.

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I don’t mind bodging something together. I have a smaller rack of your kind, but wouldn’t want a big version (inside the apartment at least). The ply cupboard would work ok in the right spot here, and diy makes it more customizable. The key for now is being in a rental and needing freestanding, with a mind to reuse later in potentially completely different setting. Built a couple of basic freestanding shelves with pine and ply already
 
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This our ski rack, I had some oregon timber off a construction job to use up, a bit of doweling from bunnos and a few costs of clear, job done.

The wall is single leaf old red brick with lime plaster, a long way of saying soft. I ended up expoxying in the pair of screw bolts per rack.
 

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This our ski rack, I had some oregon timber off a construction job to use up, a bit of doweling from bunnos and a few costs of clear, job done.

The wall is single leaf old red brick with lime plaster, a long way of saying soft. I ended up expoxying in the pair of screw bolts per rack.
How many quivers have you killed :whistle:
Must have a bindings box .
The Tele BIL s with 3 racing daughters above.. there are two sets on each rack
 

skifree

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How many quivers have you killed :whistle:
Must have a bindings box .
The Tele BIL s with 3 racing daughters above
Lotsa dead quivers.

There is a cupboard with a couple of bindings in. I’ve managed to rehome all but one pair 75mm bindings so only 2 pairs on Ms and a pair of ATKs in the cupboard. She has i think one pair of Freerides to slide on her skis.
 
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skifree

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I do recycle my old quivers out of no longer used skis, now then I’ve trashed one and had to bury it in the recycling.
 

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This our ski rack, I had some oregon timber off a construction job to use up, a bit of doweling from bunnos and a few costs of clear, job done.

The wall is single leaf old red brick with lime plaster, a long way of saying soft. I ended up expoxying in the pair of screw bolts per rack.
Problem! What problem.
 
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