13 Simple DIY Bike Rack Ideas That Look Good

Last updated on May 8, 2022

These DIY bike rack ideas will equip your home with the most functional and aesthetic bike storage. Read on!

We care about storing things, even if those things are your bikes. You may have a bike stand in your garage, your backyard, or even your apartment. And no matter what space it is, you need to make sure your bikes are stored safely and that they doen’t clutter up your home.

We have a bunch of ideas for a bicycle rack that take into account everything. You will be able to build a rack that stores any bike (including kids bikes, scooters, and various boards). And it will look good too. If it’s an apartment, we will make sure it takes up minimal space and the rack looks good in your decor. Check out these bike storage ideas.

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How to Build a Bike Rack

Here’s how you can build a simple rack/stand for your bike:

  1. Choose easily available wood, such as pallets or 2x4s.
  2. Cut the wood to fit the basic bike rack plans.
  3. Put the rack together using wood glue and screws.

This is a very simple contraption but one that has many variations. If you want this storage solution to look good too, go ahead and explore the more intricate options below.

Next are the most creative bicycle storage ideas.

DIY Bike Stand

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This has to be one of the most unique recycling and upcycling projects around. Using an old crib rail to make a bike rack. It’s functional and looks good. Read this website to learn how it’s done.

DIY Wooden Rack

Build a bike rack for your exact needs using wood. It gives you all the flexibility you need. And the design comes out attractive too. Check out this website to learn how it’s done.

DIY Garage Bike Rack

This garage rack makes it simple. All you need is a bunch of 2x4s. One of the easiest woodworking projects ever. Follow the article for the full plans and instructions.

DIY Wall Bike Rack

This bicycle hanger is truly unique. Have you seen anything like that before? It’s a decorative shelf and a rack in one. You’ll never shy away from storing your bike in your apartment again! Check out the link to see how it’s done.

DIY Bike Hanger

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We don’t have a tutorial for this compact bike hanger, but the idea is brilliant. It is ideal for small apartments where you don’t have enough room for a big stand. The wall mount construction makes hanging the bike simple.

DIY Bicycle Wall Mount

We love solutions that have aesthetics in mind. After all, if you’re going to keep your bike in your apartment, it doesn’t mean it should turn it into a garage. This floating rack is beautiful. Read this website to see how it’s done.

DIY PVC Bike Rack

These are simple directions on how to make a stand use PVC pipe that can be easily cut at home without a lot of equipment and connected for an organized garage. See the article to get the full details and instructions.

DIY Vertical Bike Rack

This rack shelf is a thing of beauty. It’s functional and looks attractive. And it stores a bunch of bikes too. See the link for the full plans.

DIY Stationary Bike Stand

What if your whole family has a bunch of bikes, scooters, and boards that all need a place to be stored? Just any rack won’t do, you need to build a whole station for them. Follow the tutorial to get the full details and instructions.

Apartment Bike Rack

And here’s another way to squeeze the bike into confined spaces. You won’t even notice the rack without a bicycle present. Check out the link to learn how it’s done.

Floor Bike Stand

Wrangle up those bikes and scooters in your garage and get them organized with this easy floor stand. Check out the link to see the full plans.

Free Standing Bike Rack

Rather than cluttering up your garage or backyard, you can build this free standing rack and keep your bikes safe and organized. See the tutorial to find out how it’s done.

2×4 Bike Rack

Create this easy portable stand out of scrap wood or 2x4s. It’s amazing how simple this project is. Read the link for the full plans and instructions.

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