Erin and I have just moved into a very small apartment. It’s only for a few months, and we only moved the essentials, but it’s still quite cramped. Fortunately, I have experience storing bikes in kitchens. Some may remember my original DIY bike rack. That post got a lot of traffic, and many people complained about the crude construction.
Personally, I thought the original had a nice “beta-testing” feel to it. But after looking at the pictures again, I’ll concede that it was probably an alpha release.
For the whiners who are into sandpaper and staining, I proudly present Bike Rack 0.2:
Construction is the same. A 2×4 upright is held against a 2×4 plate, using a lag screw for tension. Slip-on stud hooks are used to hold the bikes. It’s still in beta, but I’ve added the following improvements:
- unsightly “STUD” stamps have been sanded off
- all pieces have been stained
This added nearly 15 minutes of labor, so in an emergency bicycle rack situation it may not be advisable.