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crappieseeker
12-25-2013, 05:54 PM
I was wanting a type of rod storage in my garage as well as a bait storage. There were a few things I wanted with this. I wanted something that was not permanent that could be moved if needed. I wanted something that I did not have to mount to my wall but it would be up next to the wall and out of the way to save room and look neat. Something that looked as if it might be wall mounted. Something that kept my rods organized and easily accessible. I wanted something to hang my different bait and lure packages from so I could easily see what I had and what I needed to restock on without opening a bunch of boxes all the time. I have at least one of each items on the rack in my tackle box and these are extras. I will continue adding until I fill up most of the space. Then as I run out on the rack I know it will be replacement time. I am no wood worker or anything, and I only own a couple of tools. I feel like I did a pretty good job with these just by coming up with an idea in my head and making it work. They turned out great and were exactly what I wanted and can be easily moved around. I have two horizontal 10 rod holders and one vertical 6 rod holder.

"G"
12-25-2013, 05:59 PM
Good idea.....you did a good job.

"G"
12-25-2013, 05:59 PM
Where are you going to put the long crappie poles ?

crappieseeker
12-25-2013, 06:02 PM
G the horizontal ones are 10, 11, and 12 footers. I troll with those and probably will not use anything longer than 12. Thanks for the compliment.

Harold
12-25-2013, 06:23 PM
I'm a wood worker and I don't see a thing wrong with your racks. Good job.

jaxsprat
12-25-2013, 06:34 PM
Look very nice

crappieseeker
12-25-2013, 06:57 PM
thanks Harold and jaxsprat

Cray
12-25-2013, 07:22 PM
For a few tools and an idea looks like you did quite well with those projects. Maybe you need to buy a few more tools. You have some talent. I got all kinds of tools and my stuff never looks that good.

Rsw
12-25-2013, 07:25 PM
Great job! Neat and very particle.

crappieseeker
12-25-2013, 07:46 PM
cray, thank you for the compliment. I never had a Dad around when I was growing up. I have no idea how to change the oil in a car. I have never driven a stick shift. I could barely tell you the difference between a flathead and a Phillips for a long time. My mom raised me and my brother and we hardly learned anything that a boy should know growing up. The only thing I learned was my mom taught me how to be a hard worker to provide for my family and she taught me what love was. Those were probably the two most important things I needed to learn anyway. My first attempt at any project was a few years ago when I took it on my own to finish an unfinished bonus room in a house that I owned at the time. I did not have a clue really where to begin. I got someone to do my wiring and then all the woodwork I done myself. It looked as if I had hired a contractor to do it when my work was completed. I then built a garden bridge for my yard last year that turned out great and still looks fresh and new as where the yard fixture I bought is falling apart. I then took on this project and I rushed it but I am fairly pleased. I wish I had some more background in this type of stuff and wish I had the time and money to dabble in it more. For now I am satisfied that I could at least learn how to do something on my own.

skeetbum
12-25-2013, 07:51 PM
Seeker. those will do very well. The visual storage is a good asset. When you get ready to put the long ones on the ceiling give me a holler and I'll give you a few options. Good work.

Cray
12-25-2013, 08:58 PM
If you have a HomeDepot anywhere close check them out. They have a lot of classes on how to do a lot of different projects. They get pro's to come in and teach the classes. Like I said before you have the talent for sure.

jaxsprat
12-25-2013, 09:01 PM
Crappieseeker if u want to learn more about wood working check for local clubs in your area, they may be connected with a local tool store or lumber yard etc. You could ask at barber shop or post note in church,etc. that's what I did, may be just a group of men get together who like to work & share knowledge of wood working. Also local schools shop teacher may know or be such member.

crappieseeker
12-26-2013, 04:28 AM
Got a Home Depot right up the road but every time they have a class I am interested in I always either have to work or something comes up. I do like the online videos but I do better seeing things hands on.
If you have a HomeDepot anywhere close check them out. They have a lot of classes on how to do a lot of different projects. They get pro's to come in and teach the classes. Like I said before you have the talent for sure.

crappieseeker
12-26-2013, 04:32 AM
Skeet, my ceiling is too high in my garage and it has lighting that runs down the middle so I would have to have something that hung way down. Those ones in the picture hold my long rods very well. I always break them down anyway and they fit in there just fine. If I ever decide to go overhead though to keep from breaking them down I will holler at ya.
Seeker. those will do very well. The visual storage is a good asset. When you get ready to put the long ones on the ceiling give me a holler and I'll give you a few options. Good work.

skeetbum
12-26-2013, 06:56 AM
Good enough. The ceiling height can be dealt with. I had a shop full of lots of floor size wood tools and had to sell them when I lost the workspace in a move, wish I had em back. Folks used to ask me what I made, as it was mostly stuff that was in my head my OCD wouldn't leave alone, but I would tell them" mostly sawdust and mistakes". Learning that stuff is just fun but much easier with a mentor. But be careful. If you think this is addictive don't start that stuff, it REALLY hurts the wallet.

rnvinc
12-26-2013, 08:18 AM
:ThumbsUp

Rickie

CrappieFlopper
12-26-2013, 08:53 AM
Nice Job! Your Hard work and want to attitude.will make you a successful.

crappieseeker
12-26-2013, 11:37 AM
It definitely can get addictive. I tried doing a swing for my porch and messed it up twice, so now the pieces are stuck in some cinder blocks waiting to be dropped for cover in the lake lol.
Good enough. The ceiling height can be dealt with. I had a shop full of lots of floor size wood tools and had to sell them when I lost the workspace in a move, wish I had em back. Folks used to ask me what I made, as it was mostly stuff that was in my head my OCD wouldn't leave alone, but I would tell them" mostly sawdust and mistakes". Learning that stuff is just fun but much easier with a mentor. But be careful. If you think this is addictive don't start that stuff, it REALLY hurts the wallet.

Bronson
12-26-2013, 12:46 PM
Awesome job. My son had something similar to this built in his garage. It will save you money by helping you stay organized and realizing you already have several packages of something that before was stored away in this box or that drawer. It will let you know when you're running low on something.
At a glance you can find what you are looking for to get to the lake in a hurry. Better yet, the satisfaction you feel in doing it yourself. Looks like you may have two good hobbies going for you.

AgriHawg
12-26-2013, 10:54 PM
Looks really good! You might glue some felt in those rod holders to keep the wood from scratching your rods.

crappieseeker
12-27-2013, 03:55 AM
Good idea Agri, I was planning on putting something there but I did not yet know what to use. I had not thought of felt.

wannabe fisherman
12-27-2013, 06:38 AM
looks great, now add some locking casters to it and you can move it around wherever you want to.

skeetbum
12-27-2013, 08:11 AM
Contact cement to attach the felt will work good. Weldwood is the best.

AgriHawg
12-27-2013, 10:45 PM
Contact cement to attach the felt will work good. Weldwood is the best.

2x It's some good stuff.

AgriHawg
12-27-2013, 10:54 PM
Or some leather would probably work well. Although the felt is cheaper & possibly easier to come by.

newly
01-04-2014, 08:10 AM
Great idea. Thanks for the picts