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A rack for your water guns? Brilliant! Today we’re building a water gun rack out of pallet wood. A place to hang those squirt guns when they’re not in use! I remember growing up, we had lots of water guns and no where to store them.
They were always getting lost, dirty, stepped on or tossed somewhere never to be seen again. This is why we’re making a water gun rackÂ today!Â Hang this upcycled pallet wood squirt gun holder inside or out, have your squirt guns ready to go when itâ€™s time for battle!
DIY Water Gun RackÂ with Commandâ„¢ Hooks
No more searching for the water guns after you’re done making this quick DIY water gun rack! I made this out of upcycled pallet wood, a few screws, fourÂ SmallÂ Commandâ„¢ Hooks. Of course you can use as many Commandâ„¢ Hooks as you have water guns to hang.
What you’ll need:
- Pallet boards
- Fasteners (nails or screws)
- Paints, Stencil & Brush
- Pool Noodle
- SmallÂ Commandâ„¢ Hooks Clear
- ScotchÂ® Brand Titanium Utility Knife
Cut Pallet Boards
Jumping right in, we’ve already broken down our pallet and have our wood ready to be cut to the proper size.Â We’re going to cut 3Â pallet boards in half, aboutÂ 18 inch peaces, for a total of 6Â pieces.
We will be using fourÂ boards to create the front of the water gun rackÂ and two boards across the back to connect them together. I LOVE my Miter Saw!
Paint Pallet Boards
Give your pallet boards a once over with sand paper or a sanding block. Once fairly smooth, paint your pallet boardsÂ in any colors you choose. It’s best if you use a primer first, so your finish paint adheres for a long time.
If you prefer the rustic look, just slap any old paint on and call it a day! If you have kids, this would be a great way to keep their water guns organized, each kids gets a different colored area! For me? A simpleÂ white will do just fine!
Assemble Pallet Boards
The next step in our DIY water gun rackÂ is toÂ assemble the rack. Line four boards up evenly with their best sides facing downward.Â You’ll span the last twoÂ boards across the backside of the other fourÂ boards. Attach using wood glue and 1 inch screws. See the image below. I painted the front of the two back boards in case any wood was peeking through, it would show white.
Cut Pool Noodle
Grab your handy dandyÂ ScotchÂ® Brand Titanium Utility Knife and cut two pieces of pool noodle toÂ the length of the sidesÂ of your water gun rack. Just hold the pool noodle against the side edge, lining up one end with the top and mark the pool noodle where you’ll be making your cut.
Once you have cut the lengths of pool noodles, with yourÂ ScotchÂ® Brand Titanium Utility Knife, cut a slit up the center of the pool noodle piecesÂ and then slide the pieces over the sides of the waterÂ gun rack.
Grab your paint, stencils and paint brush! Stencil the words “Squirt Guns” or “Water Guns” onto your boards, where ever you’d like! Make sure to leave room for yourÂ SmallÂ Command Hooks to be spaced out enough to hang the squirt guns!
AttachÂ Commandâ„¢ Hooks
Now that you’ve got your pallet boards assembled, painted and your pool noodles in place, we’re ready to attach theÂ Commandâ„¢ Hooks! The Command Hooks hold strong and you can remove them and change positions without damaging the paint if you ever need to add more hooks for more water guns!Â Place them where ever you want, in a random pattern or straight across -it’s your call, have fun with it!
To hang your water gun rack, you’ll need about 8 feet of twine, folded in half for a double strand. Drill two holes, about two to threeÂ inches in from eachÂ outside edge,Â near the top of the rack. String each end of the twine through from the front and tie in the back. Now you have a hanger!
DIY Water GunÂ Rack
Hang your water gun rackÂ where ever is convenient, on a tree outside, in the garage or maybe even near a water hose! Â It’s your call here – but now you’ve got a great DIY water gun storage piece that will keep the water guns organized and keep them from being lost or broken!
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