Your darling needs to be kept in a special place!

Hello guys!

Today we have set out a totally practical step by step for you to assemble a homemade support for surfboards. Of course, after a day of waves and heat your board needs a safe place to store it.

No matter how resistant the material, a support to store your surfboard is very important to keep it always as new and avoid collisions and falls that could damage the equipment.

Well, you understand how having a support for your surfboard is important right? Let's go step by step we've already wrapped up too much.

How to make your surfboard stand

1 – Choose the ideal type of support for your space

One of the biggest advantages of building these supports is that they adapt to the most diverse types of spaces and are very simple to make. Basically, there are two main types of brackets, so assess the area you have available and what will be best for your board:

– Free support: if you live in a small house or an apartment, you can opt for free brackets, which take up less space and can be moved around. It's also pretty easy to find in specialty stores.

– wooden support: these models, of course, are more rigid and their structures generally occupy larger spaces, so for those who have a bigger house or a good garage available this can be a great choice. There are those who say that the wooden models are the most suitable for those who prioritize the care with scratches and falls – because the board is more “fire” in this model.

What will you need?

The materials needed to assemble a support (or deck) for boards are:

  • Plywood about 10cm wide x 1m long;
  • Screws;
  • Drilling machine;
  • 6 PVC pipes with ends;
  • Foam/thick thread for quilting

1st step: Design your stand before you start building it. Confirm that it will provide adequate support for your board's dimensions. The ideal format is one that angles the board in the support, so that the edges are under the bottom of the support (in the vertical case) or on the wall (in the horizontal case). This way, the board will not risk falling.

2nd step: Cut the base wood to the length needed to store the planks. This size will vary according to the shape and quantity of boards to be placed on the support. Usually 1m of base is sufficient.

3rd step: Mark where each bar (PVC pipe) will be installed. The number of bars, as well as the distance between each one of them, will also depend on the size and number of boards to be stored. Generally speaking, the space of 20cm between each bar is ideal.

4th step: Cut the PVC pipes to form the bars. Again, this length can vary by board. However, 40cm length is the basic for this type of support.

5th step: Then screw the ends of the PVC onto the wooden board, following the space markings made earlier. To ensure that the planks are not pressured by the bar, place foams or pads at the contact points (coating the tube with a thick line is also a good option).

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