If you have bikes, and you live in a small home, you have a storage problem. Bikes can be awkward in size and shape, but fortunately they aren’t very heavy, leaving us lots of storage options. You just need to get a little resourceful when figuring out how to store bikes so they don’t end up on the back porch in the rain. (Or worse, laying all over the front lawn!) Whether you need to find space in a small apartment, or you have to fit your family bikes into an already crowded garage, we have creative DIY bike storage racks & projects as a solution.
From ‘Liv Cycling‘ , this DIY bike storage unit stores more than just the bikes! It has cubbies for all those bike helmets and other accessories too. No more searching the back yard for all the kids helmets, when all you wanted to do was take a family bike ride!
Also from ‘Liv Cycling‘, this tutorial teaches us how to hang your bike using inexpensive pipe fittings. This particular project has a rustic, but finished feel to it, so it would work indoors.
Ok, we must love their stuff, ’cause here is one last tutorial from ‘Liv Cycling‘! This DIY hanging bike rack and shelf is perfect for the garage wall, and leaves enough space to walk past or park a car. Don’t forget to make sure you mount these DIY bike racks to a stud in the wall!
‘Bunnings‘ has a video tutorial for their DIY multiple bike rack. This is a great choice for creating a space for the whole family to keep their bikes. And if you have a big family, this is essential!
This ceiling mounted DIY copper bike rack from ‘Homemade Modern‘ has a really cool look to it. Makes your bike storage look high end! (Perfect if you live in a small urban home!) Full tutorial with lots of photos and instructions on how to cut the pipe and add the fittings.
Rob from ‘Bike Forums’ talks about how he made this DIY bike rack from a shelf, a pole, and some straps and hooks. Read down to the bottom of the page to see all the comments, he answers a lot of questions there.
This homemade bike rack from ‘Heathered Nest‘ is made from inexpensive 2×4’s. Perfect for getting your bikes organized in the garage or a shed.
From ‘Her Tool Belt‘, this DIY bike rack storage idea is pure genius, because it has spaces for scooter storage too! Detailed tutorial with supply list and construction drawings.
‘Home Depot‘ shows us how to DIY a bike rack using PVC pipe, a hand saw and some pipe cement. That’s it!
Want something thats looks pretty? Try a DIY wooden bike rack from ‘Buzzfeed‘. There is even a video how-to with this tutorial. And the center of the rack can store your water bottle. Clever project!
Make this wall mounted bike rack from ‘Instructables‘ for just $20. Step by step instructions, inexpensive DIY bike storage solution.
This next one uses parts for the Stolmen closet system from Ikea. Unfortunately I think the tutorial is gone now. There are a bunch of different versions of this all over Pinterest. It is pretty logical – use 2 of the adjustable uprights and a couple of the brackets from Ikea. This version is courtesy of ‘Ikea Hackers‘.
These industrial bike hooks could be ordered from this Etsy Store, or you could DIY these. Take the photo to Home Depot, and let them help you choose the right pipe fittings. Then spray with a liquid rubber product, like “Flexseal”. Be sure to screw into a stud or wall anchor.
From the book, “ReadyMade How To Make (Almost) Everything“, these pallet bike racks are simply held up by simple “L” brackets from the hardware store on each side. See photo.
Another pallet bike rack, this one is a simple DIY. I would add some simple brackets to keep the top section secured to the bottom.
While this bike rack might look like its made from a pallet on first glance, its actually much better. ‘DIY Network‘ built this out of sturdy pressurized lumber, so it should last. Simple to follow tutorial.
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