If you are a passionate hockey player, it is quite obvious that your house is a store of hockey sticks. In that case, creating a wooden hockey stick racks is the best way to go.
It is very important to keep your house livable, hence helping your premises to get rid of the hockey stuff is necessary. You can utilize some of the hockey sticks to create enough space for storing the rest of your sticks at one place.
In this article, we shall look at how to make homemade wooden hockey stick racks. The Process Even before you think of creating a wooden hockey stick rack, it is important to understand that there is a discreet process to follow.
When a rack is built, the development process is divided into three phases:
- Building the base
- Providing support to the structure being built
- Creating the rack top
- Giving finishing touch
Homemade Wooden Hockey Stick Rack – Tools To Use
- Wooden Hockey Sticks, preferably 15 (as taken here)
- Miter saw
- Corded electric drill machine
- Metal screws, Wooden dowel rod
- Bar clamps
- Tape Measure
- Spring clamps
Phase A: Building the base
Whether you are constructing a building or creating any other structure, the most important thing to keep in mind is its foundation. A strong base signifies a strong building or structure.
The same principle applies to wooden hockey stick racks. In order to ensure a strong base for the racks, here are the steps to follow;
- You should begin by deciding on the length of the rack based on how long your hockey sticks are. You will require around 8 sticks of the same length.
- Cut 4 of the sticks of similar length while maintaining a different but smaller length for the other two sticks. For the two with smaller lengths which you choose to keep at the bottom, you need to drill a hole of a similar length through one side of the stick, using the corded electric power drill machine. [According to ToolsInside]
Make two other drills of the same length from the outer corner and from the middle from both sides of the long side to each end.
- Now when you have placed four sticks of similar lengths on both the long sides, try to adjust one of the sticks of smaller length over the end of the longer sticks. It is important to use a corded electric power drill machine to drill in metal screws through into the four corners to stick the smaller sticks over the longer ones. And with that, your base is prepared.
Phase B: Providing Support
- Take two more sticks and cut them at the same length.
- You can now attach both sticks vertically to the base constructed using the six sticks (four long and two a little shorter as created in Phase A point no. 3).
Phase C: Creating the rack top
- To design the top portion of the rack, you will need to have five more sticks; two of them to make the longer side of the roof top. For this reason, the size needs to be more than 40”. One should be of a smaller length up to 2”. The other two sticks will also need to be of smaller lengths but a bit more in length as compared to the one having 2” size.
- The two sticks of longer lengths are kept opposite, with the smallest piece of stick drilled in using metal screws in the middle portion. The other two stick pieces of more than 2” also go through the drilling where metal screws are used to attach them at both ends. This creates the simple top for your wooden hockey stick racks.
- You can also have a dowel rod cut into six small pieces to be drilled along the longer side of the rack top.
Phase D: Finishing touch
Once you are done with the above-mentioned steps, you need to give the last touch-up to the structure. If you feel like giving it a colorful essence, you can put your favorite color on it. As you make it attractive, it will not only be seen as a stick storage structure but also as a showpiece that lures everyone visiting your place.
As soon as you are aware of the ideal sizes, it will become easier for you to develop suitable racks. There are multiple sources that provide a list of ways to utilize hockey sticks productively rather than spreading them all over your house.