Last fall, I was faced with a huge problem, three problems to be exact. We had 3 kayaks in the garage/shop and once the snow started flying I needed all the space I could get in the garage to work. For the winter, I was able to store the kayaks in our shed with all our other bikes and outdoor gear, but that wasn’t suitable come spring. Many of us are working around bikes, toys and watercrafts, so needed a solution that was fitting for 4 seasons.
Come spring I started measuring and sketching out some plans in my Log and Jotters. By May, Bora Tools jumped on board with me to make this project a reality, and Spax Screws sent some screws out to be part this party! So, armed with my Centipede supports, WTX edge Cut guide and 50 inch clamps it was go time!
First I created a work space top for my Centipede Support using some 1/2 inch plywood. I ripped that down using the WTX Cut Guide right at the job site. Once my work space was set up, I was on to the project.
Building behind my shed had some limitations as my neighbors fence line is fairly close, leaving little room to work with. That being said, I decided to build face frames for each end of the Kayak rack. This allowed me to place each face frame at either side of the shed, and then assemble my Kayak rack in its permanent location.
Once the Face frames where complete I was able to run the 117 inch 2 by 4’s from one face frame to another. I used 4 runners on the top and the bottom and 3 in the two middle sections.
Here are a few links to my Instagram feed depicting this process.
19- 2x4x10 Treated lumber
6- 10 foot deck boards- treated
2lbs of Spax 3 1/2 inch exterior screws
50 pack of Blue Kote Kreg Screws
Cut the 2×4’s as follows
8 – 32 inches (horizontal beams for face frames)
4 – 80 inches ( vertical beams for face frames)
3 – 34 inches ( joist support for roof)
14 – 117 inches ( runners between face frames for frame/kayak support)
Deck Boards- leave at 10 feet
Any questions message me here or at Gingerwoodworks@gmail.com