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DIY Outdoor Hanging Rack & Shelf

DIY Outdoor Hanging Rack & Shelf

Remodelista editor Janet spotted this simple rack in the back garden of the General Store in San Francisco. Made using large heavy duty bolts screwed into a piece of salvaged wood, this DIY piece serves as both a functional hanging rack and a shelf. Here is a closer look to see how to make your own for an outdoor storage area.

Above: The 6-inch Galvanized (rust-proof) Hex Screw is $25.59 at Amazon.

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10:46AM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

cool! i wish i could make stuff like that...

8:24AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Interesting, wish I had a lovely weathered old wooden fence to attached it to! Just a metal balcony sadly which could use some character with weathered old wood!

1:28AM PDT on Jul 27, 2012

This looks great! :)

9:55PM PDT on Jul 25, 2012

Righto Ernie! Agree... look before you leap...rather buy...improvise by using your creativity

9:29AM PDT on Jul 25, 2012

$25. per screw?They must have mistaken us for the guys at the Pentagon...

9:04AM PDT on Jul 25, 2012

Have done this in my garden and it looks great.

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8:48AM PDT on Jul 17, 2012

I think the price is for a 100 count box. I know they are cheeper than that at the local hardware store. However of the real people here I suggest digging thru you junk box and using what ever you have recycled for the hooks including drilling holes ans inserting a stick, old pencils, forcing 3-4 chop sticks in to every hole, piece of scrap pipe. donlt let them styfel you imigination or the free items in your recycle box. dont fall for the you have to buy something new propaganda when you can subsutite somthing old.

12:14PM PDT on Jul 15, 2012

Don't let the price with the picture of the Screw scare you off of this project. Amazon has the following:
Crown Bolt 88780 3/8 Inch x 6 Inch Hex-Head Hot Dipped Galvanized Coarse Thread Lag Screws, 25-Count For $11.83. Happy project building.

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