how to make an easy scooter stand…
It is truly mission impossible, but in our ongoing quest for an organized garage…or even a 20% organized garage, we’ve completed a couple of pretty simple DIY projects that have helped to calm the clutter. We already published the DIY bike rack tutorial. Today, we’re building a DIY scooter stand.
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supplies needed for DIY scooter stand:
This scooter stand was built to work perfectly with Razor scooters. The kids love those things, but they are a complete pain to store. They don’t stand by themselves and the way the kids leave them strewn around the floor makes it look like a weird game of pick up sticks being played in the garage.
Full disclosure here, I searched around on the web to see if I could find a DIY scooter organizer. I found some pretty good ideas…so I mashed a few concepts together to come up with the most compact, simple razor scooter storage ever…yes EVER.
I figured out that a 2×4 placed on its side is coincidentally the perfect height to lift the front wheel of a scooter off the ground. By then placing two 2×4’s about 2-3/4” apart, the scooter platform will actually rest on the 2×4’s and not tip over. Using a few scraps of wood I started playing with different configurations. I finally settled on the layout shown below.
how to build a DIY scooter stand:
1.) Place (2) 2×4’s about 2-3/4” apart on the ground with the 2” dimension on the ground (I know the real dimension of a 2×4 is actually 1.5”x3.5”, but it’s easier to use the rough dimension when discussing). My side support pieces are 14” in length.
2.) Now we need to cut the piece (or pieces, depending on how many scooter “bays” you are building) we are calling the “footer”. This piece is 2-3/4” wide. Place the footer at the bottom of the scooter rack. Lay this piece flat on the ground. I used 2.5” screws to attach the footer to our 14” pieces (make sure you pre-drill to prevent the wood from splitting).
3.) The “spacers” used in our configuration are relatively small (2.5″). We were able to minimize the size of the space between adjacent scooter parking bays because our kids are all different heights, which meant that handlebars wouldn’t be hitting each other while parked.
If your kids are similar heights, you may have to increase the spacer length so that their handlebars aren’t colliding when parked. Cut (2) spacers to the desired length (ours are 2.5″). Attach the spacers to the 14″ side supports using 2.5” screws (make sure you pre-drill).
4.) Repeat steps 1 and 2 if you are building more than one scooter “bay”. You can make as many bays as you need to accommodate your gang of scooters. We had two razor scooters and a 3-wheeled scooter for my 3-year-old.
The 3-wheeled “junior” scooter was able to stand on its own. We built a bay for this scooter mainly so our youngest felt like he had a special parking spot, too. This bay was simpler to construct as it didn’t require any side supports. We simply built a little box to rest the front wheel. The width of this bay is slightly larger as the scooter itself is wider than the other version of the Razor scooters.
5.) Time to cut the “header” piece. This is what we’re calling the 2×4 that runs along the top of the scooter rack to help hold it all together. My header turned out to be about 24” once I made spots for all three scooters. Use 2.5” screws to attach the header to the rest of the scooter stand.
And that’s it! Congrats on being one step closer to reaching that nirvana of the organized garage! If you figure out any brilliant ways for organizing the other 80%, let us know. We could use some tips.
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