Building a Bicycle Shelter - Checklist

Building a Bicycle Shelter - Checklist


You can build a wooden bicycle shelter yourself as a hobby craftsman. For this you need a plan, the material and the tool.

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In advance, the individual space requirement should be determined. In addition to the base area and the height is taken into account, so you can stand upright unhindered. Then a plan is made in which the required lengths of squared lumber and boards for the profile wood are entered. Alternatively, you buy a bicycle shelter as a prefabricated kit.

  • The underground for the shelter is being tested.
  • It should be level and secure - if necessary, paving slabs are laid.
  • The timbers are cut to the appropriate size with a foxtail.
  • The wood is then painted with a weather-protecting glaze, wood oil or paint.
  • The cut edges are also carefully treated so that no moisture penetrates the wood.

The basic structure for the bicycle shelter

  • The basic structure is assembled.
  • The posts and connectors are designed for the bottom part.
  • The slats are inserted into the connectors and aligned at right angles.
  • Wood screws are turned through the pre-drilled holes in the connectors.

Assemble the front and back

  • The front is built with slats and connectors.
  • A second hand is helpful - alternatively, clamps and support slats
  • The rear vertical slats are pushed into the floor connectors.
  • Two slats - connecting the front and back - are also inserted into the connectors.
  • Align all slats and bolt the construction.

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Cladding with exposed wood

  • The wooden slat construction is clad with boards.
  • These are given a protective coating in advance.
  • Wood systems with tongue and groove are the best - because the connector stabilizes the wall surface.
  • The boards are cut to the appropriate size above the basic construction.
  • Wooden boards are also inserted into one another for the roof cladding.
  • The cover should project slightly forward, because of the roof cover s provides better weather protection and looks better.
  • For added weather resistance, bitumen board can be applied to the roof.
  • The floor is designed with profiled boards.

Important for the construction of a bicycle garage is a solid surface as well a stable framework. In addition, the wood must be protected with appropriate means. The scaffolding for the bicycle shelter is designed with a slight slope to the rear, so that the rainwater can flow well.

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