Bicycle Shelf with Handlebar Rack
Created by Peter Debelak | Soulcraft Woodshop and Gallery
Transform used bicycle parts into shelf and handlebar rack for your entryway! This functional, yet attention-grabbing project is sure to be a conversation starter in your home.
• Slab of Lumber at least 2” x 10” x 36”
• Bicycle handle bars, with stem
• (2) Bicycle gears
• Star Nut (dimensioned to interior diameter of bike stem)
• 4” threaded rod, nut, washer
• Elmer’s ProBond Advanced Glue
• Jig Saw
• Hack Saw
Step 1: Cut lumber to 10” x 36”.
Step 2: Mark narrow rectangle on the top of lumber at least 2” from the right/left edges of the lumber. The rectangle should measure slightly less than the diameter of each bike gear and as wide as the thickness of the gears.
Step 3: Using a bit of the same diameter as the rectangle’s thickness, drill through the lumber at the front or back of each rectangle.
Step 4: Using a narrow jigsaw blade, place the blade into the hole and cut out the rectangle.
Step 5: Place the star-nut into your bike stem at least 2” into the stem. Thread your threaded rod through the star-nut at least ½”. .
Step 6: In the center of your lumber drill a very tiny whole (less than 1/8”) all the way through your lumber (pilot hole).
Step 7: From the underside, drill a hole, right on center of your pilot hole, the same diameter as your bicycle stem, but only drill through 1/3 the thickness of your lumber. From the top side, using the same bit, drill a hole on center of your pilot hole, but only go about ¼” deep. Finally, using a drill bit the same diameter as your threaded rod, drill all the way through, on center of your pilot hole.
Step 8: Using Elmer’s ProBond Advanced, put a generous bead of glue on both interior sides of your rectangle and then fit in your gears snuggly. Let dry according to package directions.
Step 9: Insert your bike stem (with threaded rod) into the hole, by putting it through your holes from the underside of your lumber. Your threaded rod should fit all the way through with your bike stem sitting snuggly in the larger hole on the underside of the lumber. If your rod protrudes past the top of your lumber, cut down so that it is flush with the top.
Step 10: Accessorize with your favorite items!