He built a hockey gear drying rack all on his own.
Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for A hockey gear drying rack is essential, because ultimately it can become a stinky situation real quick. There I said it. And it’s true, so gross and so true.
Now I want to be very, VERY, clear. In no way did we come up with the design for this DIY hockey gear drying rack. In fact my husband was researching how to build one after we found one we liked but it was over $200!
We stumbled upon a post on Instructables (which we had never heard of), and it was a hockey equipment drying stand. What we loved most about this post, is that it had the full instructions. Down to the dimensions.
Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Within minutes of finding the post, my husband and son were off to the local hardware store to grab all the materials.
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One thing we are firm about with our kids, is that they must try to do things themselves first. Then we will help when they need it. Safety first obviously, but we want them to learn. Our son puts his own hockey gear on, and he pulls it out when he gets home, so why couldn’t he make his own drying rack?
Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Measure twice, cut once. Remember we talked about that in the 11 for 1 last update 2020/06/02 Tool Essentials11 Tool Essentials post? That’s a big deal in our household. Dad measured first, Declan measured the second time, and then it was time for dad to help safely cut the PVC pipe.
Two 10-foot PVC pipes cut to size took a matter of minutes, and it was time to start putting the drying rack together. Each piece is held together with varying connectors (2-way, 3-way and a 4-way). Additionally we purchased the end caps to give a more polished look to the drying rack, and to protect any rough edges.
PLEASE NOTE: we opted to NOT use any glue
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And perhaps the cutest part of the whole project, was watching our son double check the instructions ensuring he was accurately completing it.
Final touches and then…
Our son’s DIY hockey equipment drying rack is complete! A fun project for him that took less than 20 minutes to complete.
The next task will be to add some additional hooks, and to make some vents for better air flow in the pipes.Now if only I could get used to seeing this in the basement and stop getting scared from the shadow!
DIY Hockey Equipment Drying Rack
- Hand Saw
2 10-foot PVC Pipes
- 1 24 inch section
- 2 18 inch sections
- 2 12 inch sections
- 4 9 inch sections
- 7 7 inch sections
- 1 4-way connector
- 5 3-way connector
- 3 2-way connector
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- the 1 last update 2020/06/02 99 caps for PVC ends
Youth hockey gear may be smaller, but it’s still the same amount of gear. It still takes up space, and it still needs to be cared for. Teaching your youth player to respect and care for their gear is just as important as the skills they learn on the ice!
What recent DIYs, especially a sports related DIY, have you and your kids completed?
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