So I had to move my stuff around in the garage and found myself in need of new racks for storing my boards. Because of where they have to go now my only option is a vertical rack similar to what you find in surf shops.
Anyway after thinking through a couple of design ideas and walking around Home Depot after having some beers I came up with what I thought was an easy alternative…
I bought 8 shelf brackets, the 8"x10" size, and a length of 1" PVC. I already had a 6’ section of 2"x4". It’s pretty self-explanatory from the photos:
Basically just attach the shelf brackets to the 2"x4", cut the PVC into 2’ lengths and hammer each section onto the protruding end of the bracket. I finished it off with some foam insulation around each (not pictured) and by adding some 1" PVC end caps to each section. The white foam visible is a temporary measure until I pad the 2"x4" with something better suited to the job.
I put some carpet runners under the rack for the boards to stand on. I still plan on adding some hooks and twine to the ends of each PVC section to keep the boards from falling over. I know one of the mags had a similar setup explained, but drilling even holes for the PVC with a forstner bit is a pain in the butt and attaching the 8 brackets took all of 5 minutes. Attaching the PVC sections was even faster!
Just figured I’d share in case it was of use to anyone.