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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Sheri P.
Sheri P.4 years ago

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

Dale Overall

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!

Angel Campbell
Angel Campbell4 years ago

This looks great! :)

Pat W.
Pat W.4 years ago

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

Mary B.
Mary B.4 years ago

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

Michele Wilkinson

Have done this in my garden and it looks great.

Sije Dijkstra
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Sije Dijkstra
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Ernie Miller
william Miller4 years ago

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.

John Williams
John Williams4 years ago

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.