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Ok, so I'm new to woodworking and I know that there are millions of beginner type projects out there, but I decided to go with something I could use now. I live in a townhouse with little space and I have 2 road bikes. My problem is I need to find a place to put my bikes so my solution is to make a set of hangers for them. So I decided to make them out of wood. Here is a pic of it, the little blue area represents the wall.
Those grey things are my plan. I figure I would take 2 18"x2"x12" boards, cut them on an angle, and route out the curve that you see in the top corner. I figure two of these about 18" apart would hold a bike nicely. Here is where my problem is, how do I attach those hangers to the wall, interior drywall, securely enough to hold a bike up? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot for listen.
 

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Hi bmkiss67

I would use the key hole way :),, you can't see and fastners and if you put the screw into the 2 x 4 in wall it will hold it.
Drop on and hang thing :)

Small note**** if you don't have a keyhole bit and Dovertail bit will work also...just drop it in the stock then move it down the stock about 1 1/2" long then just pull it back up,, don't try and back it up in the slot...:)


One hole in each should do the trick,but you can put two holes in each for a failsafe..:)
Key Hole bit below.
http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/bt_keyhl.html

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Hi Bobj3,

Thanks for the info/advice. I do have a question about your drawing. The 3/8 O.D. is telling me that to get a bit with a large dia of 3/8". The part I don't know what to do with is the 1/2" deep part of the pic. Could you explain that if you don't mind.

Thanks

P.S. I did mention that I was new to woodworking.
 

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Use the #5438 this hole is just the right size for a dry wall screw (8 x 2 1/2") to drop in and lock. (most drywall walls are 3/4" thick in the garage)"firewalls"

When you drop the bit in the wood set it for 1/2" deep, you can do this with your plunge router with the edge guide or on the router table, (router table is best ,it will help you keep it true to the side of the stock.

Just a NOTE**** once you make the slot, power down the router and move it back to the start point, then remove the router or stock,then do it one more time, masking tape on the router table fence works best to give you a start point and a stop point.

"P.S. I did mention that I was new to woodworking." we all are :)
Use some scrap stock for your test slot... :)

Bj :)
 

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Hi,

Thanks for the help. Just one more question. This is actually going in my basement, I don't have a garage, I wish I did, but I don't. Does that make a difference?

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You'er Welcome

No, you may not need a 2 1/2" long screw a 1 1/2" to 2" will work fine.

Bj :)

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bmkiss67 said:
Hi,

Thanks for the help. Just one more question. This is actually going in my basement, I don't have a garage, I wish I did, but I don't. Does that make a difference?

Thanks
 
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