This turned out to be more of a project than I had planned…LOL. I first started with the thought of a simple fishing rod rack, but it soon turned into a bit more. I decided to add a shelf on the bottom surrounded by a face frame for reel boxs and other accessories. Since the rack is about 7 inches deep, I decided to put a bar across the back of the rod tip holder board so this board could be used as a shelf also. I drilled some holes in the sides to give it a retro look and reduce the weight a little.
The next step of the workshop project is to attach the bottom support to the fishing rod rack. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the component and lean it 15 degrees. Afterwards, secure the support to the sides using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square.
Continue the project by attaching the bottom component to the base of the fishing rod rack. Align the 1×6 slat at both ends and drill pilot holes, before inserting 1 1/4″ screws into the 2×2 supports. In addition, drill pilot holes at both ends of the bottom components and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the sides. Check if the corners are square, before going to the next step.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to build the supports for the fishing rod rack. Mark the cut edges over the slat, as described in the diagram. Adjust the distance between the notches, according to the size of your rods. Use a hole saw drill bit to make the round notches, otherwise the end result won’t suit your needs. Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper and remove the residues.