Then came Haven…I talked with the Ryobi and Kreg reps there and got inspired again. When my husband complained recently about stack of bikes and scooters in the garage I knew I could whip something up to keep them organized!
At our last house we had the bikes hung on the wall but our current garage has limited wall space available and I wanted my boys to be able to get their own bikes and scooters without help so I decided on a floor stand. I needed it to hold three bikes and two scooters so that’s what these measurements are for-if you have more/less you can adjust it to meet your needs. (By the way-if you have a project you finally crossed off your to do list you can enter it here for a chance to win tons of prizes-including a $10K grand prize!)
- (2) 6′ 2×6 pieces of wood
- Drill (I used a Ryobi Impact Driver too, just because it’s my very favorite tool ever)
- Kreg Jig Jr.
- Clamp or small screw for Kreg Jig (clamp makes things much faster!)
- Circular Saw
- 2 1/2″ Kreg Coarse Pocket Hole Screws
Cut the wood- I cut two 28.5″ pieces and six 14″ pieces. I allowed 3.5 inches of space for each bike and 4.5 inches per scooter. Use those measurements to adjust the length of your base pieces if necessary. (Note that these measurements are for children’s bikes.)
That’s it! The stand is working out perfectly, even my almost-three year old can take his own bike out and put it back on his own. It’s gone a long way to keeping the walkway of the garage clean and lessening my stress that one of them is going to scratch my truck getting their bikes and scooters in and out at playtime!
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