This kayak and SUP storage rack is a great example of “necessity is the mother of invention”. A huge thank you to Kreg / Buildsomething for sponsoring today’s post.
Stand-up paddle boarding has taken over as our favorite summer activity with kayaking and bicycle riding close behind! These activities also mean finding a place to store these big “toys”. Well we live in townhouse. A townhouse without a garage. We do have a basement but there’s no outside entrance to it, so picture us lugging boards, bikes, and kayaks through the family room and down a staircase. Not fun at all.
It was time to find another place to store these things. We found a small garage to rent just a couple of miles away. In order to maximize the space in the garage I built a kayak/SUP rack. It’s a very basic build – a great beginner project. And if you haven’t tried pocket hole joinery and have been wanting to try it – this is a perfect project for you.
I used my Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System to drill the pocket holes.
The complete step-by-step instructions on how to build this simple kayak and SUP storage rack are available over on buildsomething.com. BuildSomething is Kreg’s DIY project plan site where you’ll find lots of building projects with free plans!
You can easily see why I needed to build a rack!
I cut and drilled all of the pieces for the rack in basement and waited to put it all together in the garage.
Adding the hooks at the end was a last-minute decision. And a good idea!
What are your favorite summer activities? Have you tried paddle boarding? Tell me in the comment section below.
Stand-up paddle boarding looks a lot harder than it actually is. If I can do it you can too! My favorite local place to paddle is on this calm and peaceful lake in York, Pennsylvania.
Even my 9 year old grandson loves it!
We just got back from a mini vacay. We spent a day on the Delaware Bay in Lewes, Delaware. Yes you can fish from a paddle board!
If you’re wondering what paddle boarding is like, here’s a short video that I took with my iPhone while I was paddling. (My phone was in one of those waterproof pouches that was hanging around my neck.)
This kayak and SUP rack seems very standard.
Can you let me know is that rack adjustable with 4 feet to 6 feet size boats or boards?
I have a little experience of paddle boarding. Can you suggest me little more?
Whoa! Thank you for sharing this!
If you love stand-up paddle boarding, it’s best to invest on your own paddle bard and you showed us just that. Thanks!
Larry Wilson says
thank you for your time writing this wonderful post!!! I definately enjoy every little bit of it i will try to build this STORAGE RACK with my girlfriend next summer , we love anything about kayaking. thank you
Jared James says
when you have couples of kayak and surfacing board, it kinda gets messier, thanks for sharing the simple solution to it definitely gonna used, I have a concerned are they gonna be fined with kayak weights over it?
It’s a simple but very effective kayak and sup storage unit — thumbs up for the result. Only once the boards start piling up the board on the bottom could suffer a bit against those wood edges. It would be better to cower them up with something softer.
Aminul Islam says
A fly fishing vest is a boring, yet undoubtedly important, piece of equipment that many anglers — especially beginners — tend to ignore.
Aminul Islam says
My friend borrowed my light weight fishing rod and caught a very big fish! Shortly after the fish landed, the rod was broken in half. I liked that stick, with an even bigger story attached, so I decided to fix it.
Would love to build something like this over the next few weeks since I’m at home and can’t go kayaking for a while 🙁
MADIHA RIAZ says
thanks for sharing this awesome hack i really love it
stand up paddle board hire Brisbane says
Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) has moved away from just a resort sport-something you can only find at fancy beachside properties-to an activity that you can do anywhere you can find a body of water.