Wood Vertical Bike Rack

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A vertical bike rack made of wood to accent your space, this DIY wall bike mount protects your wall, stores a helmet, and is easy to hang and use.

This is a free DIY project plan with video, steps, and supplies list from Ana-White.com

Store your bike inside in style, while protecting your walls - this vertical bike rack is easy to build and stores your helmet too.  

Hangs direct to studs in the wall - so it's easy to mount the vertical bike rack on your wall.

What color are you staining yours?

WATCH - Video of Me Building a Vertical Bike Rack


Alternative Design Options

You can modify this design to create your best vertical bike rack! 

vertical bike rack options

  • Use a bike hardware hook at the top - these cost about $5, here's one from Home Depot.
  • The bottom channel isn't essential - you could make this without the bottom piece for a more streamlined look
  • No miter saw?  The angled pieces could be cut straight.
  • The dimensions are easy to modify for a perfect fit

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Wood Vertical Bike Rack

vertical bike rack dimensions
Suitable for most bikes - may need adjustments for mud tires or fat bike tires


Shopping List
  • 1 - 1x6 @ 6 feet long
  • 1 - 1x4 @ 4 feet long
  • 8" of 1/2" wood dowel
  • 2-1/2" self tapping screws (about 14 screws needed)
  • wood glue
Cut List
  • 1 - 1x6* @ 64"
  • 4 - 1x4** @ 12" - long point to long point measurement, both ends cut at 30 degrees off square, ends NOT parallel
  • 1 - 1/2" dowel @ 8" long 



*For fat tire bikes or wide bike tires, use a 1x8 instead

**For bigger bike tires, like mud tires or fat bike tires, use a 1x6 instead


Tape Measure
Speed Square
Miter Saw


Step 1

Measure your bike tire depth and drill a hole to match as shown using a 5/8" drill bit.

Step 2

Apply glue to back edges of 1x4 pieces and set on the 1x6.  Let dry.

When dry, flip over and attach with screws from back side.

Step 3

Locate studs in the wall and hang.

Add the helmet hanger.