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    Garage Ski Storage (DIY or prebuilt)

    I'm looking to store multiple skis (about 8 pairs, half of which are kids' skis) in my garage. Right now, they're just leaning precariously againt the wall. I've got about five feet of wall width to work with. I was thinking of getting a 2x4", some dowels, and a rubber mat (which would more or less stablize the current situation) but thought I'd check in with the TGR collective first. Descriptions are great; photos are even better.

    Many thanks.

    (I searched and the best I found was this post from 2005, which is somewhat helpful but could use a 2014 updating.)

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    Due to limited space I built a ski rack into my entrance way hall closet, since dowel costs mo money than 2x4 and since the bindings need spacing any how I just used 2x4's for everything and I fit 4 sets of skis into a slot which is the depth of a closet

    a set of guides at the shovels and a second set of guides at the bottom of the ski is a good thing especially if you got tele skis

    I might attempt to post a pict
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    You will definitely be hanging them upright with the limited space. Picture is not my setup but I seems like a good one for the number of skis you have. Is this in the garage or house? BTW, I have no clue if this works with full rocker skis or not...

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    Or you could try something a little more... avant guard:


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    do it yourself ftw
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    Can you hang heavily rockered skis by their tips (like in 2clue's photo)? The third and fourth pics in acinpdx's post were kind of what I had envisioned.

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    Two of these screwed into ceiling joists will hold 4-6 pairs of skis plus some poles. Depending on your garage you may be able to put them above the door in space that's otherwise hard to use. Down side is needing to get a step ladder to get to the skis, but good for summer storage or skis that don't get much use.
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    For wall storage, I like to hang skis horizontally. You can build something from scrap wood or just buy a cheap lumber rack like this and cover the supports with foam. If your ceilings are high you may be able to put two racks on top of each other. You'll need at least 6-7 feet of horizontal space though depending on the length of your skis.
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    What's your garage ceiling space like?

    My storage rack is sort of like this pic, but attached differently to the ceiling (spaced down further, so I can store skis base-to-base). I built it out of 2x3 (slightly lighter weight than 2x4), and have full 8' width on the rack. Holds about 12 pair of skis, most of which are fat-ish.


    I have a flat ceiling in my garage, so it's free space for storage. If I wanted to line up 8' of skis along the wall, that would take up a lot of space that I could use for other stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teledad View Post
    Two of these screwed into ceiling joists will hold 4-6 pairs of skis plus some poles. Depending on your garage you may be able to put them above the door in space that's otherwise hard to use. Down side is needing to get a step ladder to get to the skis, but good for summer storage or skis that don't get much use.
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    My mountain bikes hang on those trapeezes. Those are pretty burly for something as light as skis.

    I've used some of these for a horizontal rack if you're looking to do it cheap

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    Thanks, all. The skis, at least in the winter, need to be easily accessable. My daughter has ski team 3 - 4 times a week and, as a family, we ski a lot. I like the ceiling storage idea generally, but I'm not sure I could convince the missus to get use a ladder to get or put back skis several times a week. I like the lumber storage idea, although I don't think horizontal storage will work for us.

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    I bought a whole bunch of these and secured them to the basement wall.

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_302674-46882...7C1&facetInfo=

    Each one holds two pairs of fatties, or three pairs of traditional/race/kids skis. For some hooks I put a piece of wire over the tips of the hooks to keep them from spreading out from rockered tips. Cheap, easy and very functional.

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    2x4's and dowel rods if you don't want to get on a ladder to retrieve them. Adjust the lengths for how many skis you need and you're done. Dowels are horizontal and 2x4's are vertical.
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    I just use ladder hooks into the studs. Works great for me, but with only 5 feet of wall, it's not a good solution for you.

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    I know this thread is about a rack for the garage but this shows waht I did with some 2x4 in a very small space an entranceway coat closet, 4 pair of skis the inside skis are tele and they are held together by the lower guides, the outside par are lotus 120's so the rack works good with rockered skis , you gotta make sure to leave enough sideways room for the bindings and the biggest space robber is some FR+

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/a...1&d=1407979649
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    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/a...1&d=1407980521

    I know this thread is about a rack for the garage but this shows what you can do with some 2x4 in a very small space which is in this app my entrance way coat closet, it holds 4 pair of skis the inside skis are tele and they are held together by the lower guides, the outside pair are lotus 120's so the rack works good with rockered skis , you gotta make sure to leave enough sideways room for the bindings and the biggest space robber is the FR+ bindings
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    the fritschi is not a space saving binder, that's for sure.
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    yeah but the FR+ is still in the quiver as a rock/twintip setup, if I get inspired I might splash some white paint on the 2x4's, this is probably a good rack for a condo with limited space or sft, I don't have a garage and the basement is rented out so i don't need to

    btw if you have an unfinished ceiling with an open area between the floor joists you can stuff skis inbetween the floor joists
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    If your garage wall isn't sheetrocked, screwing some 1x4ish scraps to the studs is a cheap and east way to go, provided you have the space. This took me 20 min earlier this summer

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    Can you hang 'em? Or at least some of them?

    Ladder hooks suspended in garage ceiling. Could be attached to studs.

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    Those are mine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AKbruin View Post
    Can you hang heavily rockered skis by their tips (like in 2clue's photo)? The third and fourth pics in acinpdx's post were kind of what I had envisioned.

    Nope. Even my Wren splay way out when held by the tips. POWs just fall through.

    Horizontal. Made mine from and old vertical surf board rack I no longer needed. py pic, but I can hold a shot ton of skis. Any chance you can get six feet of wall?

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    I have never used two bays of a two car garage. For cars.



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    Could be attached to studs.

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    Lots of good ideas here, I also use the screw in ladder hooks but also have a pre built all metal dowel mount that will hold either a snoreboard or two fatty skis in each slot with a total of four slots . Also have one of those plastic floor holders but given the ever widening profile of modern skis it only works for my xc skis any mo.

    Basically you will have to adapt something to your space, however that works out.
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