How To: Make A DIY Skate Rack

Baz teaches you how to make your very own skate rack


  • Cut list :
  • Timber 90mm x 12mm
  • 2 x 370mm - Sides
  • 1 x 600mm  - Base
  • 1 x 700mm – Front
  • Timber 70mm x 12
  • 2 x backs
  • Brad nails
  • Nail punch
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Putty
  • Paint
  • Over the door hooks
  • Saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Hammer


  • Cut all timber to the lengths directed in the cutting list.
  • Take your front piece and mark up the skate trucks. Leave about 100mm between each board.
  • Cut out the marked section, this should be about 70mm x 50mm

Tip - Drill 2 holes in each corner before cutting with a jigsaw, this acts as a turning circle for the jigsaw blade to change angle.

  • Now grab your two side pieces. We are going to cut a rounded curve at the top.

Tip - use an old bottle to get the curve you want. I used a bottle of glue and the lid for the hook.

  • If you would like to add a helmet hook use something that has a small circle like a lid.
  • Once all the curves are marked cut with a jigsaw.
  • Give all timber a good sand, focusing on the freshly cut edges

Tip - a pencil can really help to get in the nooks and cranny’s 

  • Slap a coat of paint on all the pieces before you bring it together
  • Now it’s time to assemble: Start with the back boards placing the top at 50mm and the second at 200mm Attach with a line of glue and a couple of nails. Next, attach the base board flush with the bottom the second back board. Attach with a line of glue and a couple of nails.
  • Lastly, attach the front hanging rail. Make sure this is centered before nailing into place.
  • To tidy everything up, hammer all the nails below the surface of the timber with a nail punch
  • Cover these holes with a small amount of timber putty.
  • If you want to take it to the next level add some grip tape to the front rail.
  • Last but not least, use some over the door hooks to hang your skate rack in any room of the house.