Building a Kayak Rack - Yak Rak!!

Want to build your own kayak Rack? http://bit.ly/2hyOihL Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=257047 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wilker_dos/ Website: http://wilkerdos.com/product/kayak-rack-metric-imperial/ Check out my awesome sponsor Triton Tools and ISOTunes: http://www.tritontools.com/en-US and http://bit.ly/2rVobCD Things I Used in This Project: Bluetooth Hearing Protection: http://bit.ly/2phAzOg Super Jaws: http://amzn.to/2qFLYJF Circular Saw: http://amzn.to/2rk9hWO Miter Saw Stand: http://bit.ly/2pwceVy Miter Saw: http://amzn.to/2tF5Azc Drills: http://amzn.to/2s28F8b Design Software: http://bit.ly/2psDt1d Triton Multi Stand: http://amzn.to/2r9Igr9 Foam: http://amzn.to/2v8pMsN

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Want to build your own kayak Rack? http://bit.ly/2hyOihL Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=257047 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wilker_dos/ Website: http://wilkerdos.com/product/kayak-rack-metric-imperial/ Check out my awesome sponsor Triton Tools and ISOTunes: http://www.tritontools.com/en-US and http://bit.ly/2rVobCD Things I Used in This Project: Bluetooth Hearing Protection: http://bit.ly/2phAzOg Super Jaws: http://amzn.to/2qFLYJF Circular Saw: http://amzn.to/2rk9hWO Miter Saw Stand: http://bit.ly/2pwceVy Miter Saw: http://amzn.to/2tF5Azc Drills: http://amzn.to/2s28F8b Design Software: http://bit.ly/2psDt1d Triton Multi Stand: http://amzn.to/2r9Igr9 Foam: http://amzn.to/2v8pMsN

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Brian Nickerson
Brian Nickerson - 2 years ago
Fantastic video, thanks so much! Outstanding artistry in building, I currently have two kayaks haphazardly thrown under the porch so am very excited to get into this project!
Dan Muyres
Dan Muyres - 2 years ago
Well done. I like your no nonsense get to the point type instructional video.
DoggiTecture
DoggiTecture - 3 years ago
What would make this project a 10/10 would be placing wooden plugs over the screws
Emily Hooker
Emily Hooker - 3 years ago
Been looking for weeks for just the right rack to build for our very small space, and with some mods,(after looking at tons and tons of designs) this is what I'm basing my design off of. Sturdy, efficient and not complicated to put together. My question though, is could the angle braces be pulled in to a 45 angle to reduce the overall length of the arms? I'm trying to save every possible inch... it's a really small garage!
Zach Novosad
Zach Novosad - 3 years ago
This gave me an idea to how I'm going to build mine
Robert McOrmond
Robert McOrmond - 3 years ago
Excellent job! I'll be building a yak-rack of my own, and you've provided some great tips! Thanks!  :-)
Todd P
Todd P - 3 years ago
hello, can you build an outdoor shower?
Talladega Dude
Talladega Dude - 3 years ago
She already did, awhile back, for her Mom. On her Youtube Home Page, check out the "Playlist" list and it's "Building An Outdoor Shower". Her Mom loves it!
kanjimasteryugi
kanjimasteryugi - 3 years ago
The end result looks like a great idea. I may adapt it for storing snowboards during Snow Season up here in the North.
Christopher Ross
Christopher Ross - 3 years ago
Would this shelf design be good for Pottery Racks?

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Scott Marrero
Scott Marrero - 3 years ago
Hey April, I noticed you using a Milwaukee sliding miter saw. I've been eyeing that saw for a while - what are you thoughts? Is that the saw you bought to replace the Ridgid Miter saw that you had (I think thats's what you had that fell) before?
Richard Walters
Richard Walters - 3 years ago
Just love a girl in work boots
James Findley
James Findley - 3 years ago
I know I'm a little late but just found this. Just when I thought you couldn't get any more freakin' awesome I find out you kayak too!
Flannel Guy DIY
Flannel Guy DIY - 3 years ago
nice video April
Terry Dubay
Terry Dubay - 3 years ago
Hi Great Idea and video. As far as the pads go there is a source at Walmart where they have those puzzle looking pads you walk on. Very cheap I used mine to line my tool drawers.
Dao Loc
Dao Loc - 3 years ago
hay
Will White
Will White - 3 years ago
Have you considered building your own kayak or canoe? There are a few designs floating around for cedar strip canoes, I'm sure you could adapt the cedar strip style to build a kayak. Although it might turn out to be a bit longer term project than usual.
Jose Figueroa
Jose Figueroa - 3 years ago
ola soy de chile
Kssyourface
Kssyourface - 3 years ago
Nice video and good job
orangequarter
orangequarter - 3 years ago
Who doesn't like yakkin'?

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Dave Oatway
Dave Oatway - 3 years ago
Very nice, as always! You are a cool maker chick - an inspiration to my grand daughter.
BTW, I plan to use your ideas for a rack on my dock. I will put a sunbrella curtain to shut out the UV.
Thanks for all your work making these.
Edwin Acevedo
Edwin Acevedo - 3 years ago
OUTSTANDING, you made that look easy.
Daniel Baca
Daniel Baca - 3 years ago
Hi April, been a fan for some time now and actually modeled my Queen Bed w/ Storage after yours. Just wondering, (maybe previously asked) Why do you not wear any of the thin Nitrile or Latex coated gloves? Better grip and protect those hands....
J2Woodwerks
J2Woodwerks - 3 years ago
Great idea. New here, I subscribed!
علي الطائي
علي الطائي - 3 years ago
جميل
Mr. Frogman99
Mr. Frogman99 - 3 years ago
This is awesome! I have a kayak, and would love to use it more. Mines fibreglass though, so it's heavier. It's also a two person one (but I never take anyone in it)
Eddie Hanks
Eddie Hanks - 3 years ago
awesome! Didn't know you were into kayaking! My wife and I kayak fish every week! For 4 years now! Don't you live in Texas too? Love your videos! Blessings
mdpatton2
mdpatton2 - 3 years ago
Great video and I LOVE the shirt!
moomman89
moomman89 - 3 years ago
Nice simple project.
Patrick Keller
Patrick Keller - 3 years ago
I think it would look good, if you "fix" the lower beams by simply cutting off the tips in the other direction.

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Phil Cusimano
Phil Cusimano - 3 years ago
Nice project April, I'm pondering whether to go this route ... my back section of my basement is turning into my workshop so this means out go the kayak's or as you put it, maybe time to build Yak Rak ... lol
Art Wayne
Art Wayne - 3 years ago
Great video! Thank you as always. Do think I could use this design to store lumber?
Alceste Pasold
Alceste Pasold - 3 years ago
oi uma pergunta, as tabuas que você usou ,elas tem algum tratamento com CCP?
gosto muito dos seus videos..parabens
Gary Mercer
Gary Mercer - 3 years ago
Love your new logo! The artwork is simply elegant! Did you come up with design?
Mikhail Galatinov
Mikhail Galatinov - 3 years ago
I came back to this video in full war mode to react and chew out Ono Udont for his/her extremely rude and sexist comment against April. but it seems the candy ass made well to delete his/her comment as well as their profile. Nobody, and I mean nobody messes with my builders without getting a serious Internet trashing. And yes, I can find you and totally destroy your social life. This video is nothing but fun and informative, keep your shit to yourself.
o iTz Harvey xD
o iTz Harvey xD - 3 years ago
I think its a bit unfair for not giving credit to the guy on instagram who gave you that name
ssuperdave100
ssuperdave100 - 3 years ago
April, may I ask you a question about building an ad on roof/deck to my house?
Greg Yoder
Greg Yoder - 3 years ago
How would you make a low angle cut...like 4° or 5° on a piece of wood around 8" x 8"? I'm stumped.
Ham68
Ham68 - 3 years ago
April, use soap or wax on the threads, makes it a lot easier to drive screws in. A router also makes those dado/notches much easier to cut out as well too.
morarz87
morarz87 - 3 years ago
maybe video how to build kayak ?
Lissana Tamayo
Lissana Tamayo - 3 years ago
So far, I started practicing cutting pieces of woods by making a bench seat.
Chris Chamot
Chris Chamot - 3 years ago
April, just a thought; you could mirror the arms and mount it on a small utility trailer for travel. Nice project, keep up the good work I enjoy your videos. One other question, what is the background music you use for some of your videos?
Sp00ks
Sp00ks - 3 years ago
Well Done April. I made mine with wheels and PVC runners under the kayak for support. I can wheel it out and it's height is the same as my truck bed so I can just push the kayak in from the cart. Just a couple ideas for the future.
John Lee
John Lee - 3 years ago
I've notched out joints with that exact same technique many times. It's encouraging to see someone else do it as well. A suggestion is that you could save the notching in this design by replacing the 4x4's with 2x4's. There would still be more than enough structure.
Chris Huddleston
Chris Huddleston - 3 years ago
YES! I will be building this for my garage! Thank you
ringerson4x4
ringerson4x4 - 3 years ago
Nice yak rak.
Monica Johnson
Monica Johnson - 3 years ago
Ok she is Macgyver
Thomas O'Brien
Thomas O'Brien - 3 years ago
Looks good!
Love2boat92
Love2boat92 - 3 years ago
Very nice. It looks great. It looks pretty sturdy also. Great video!
Sohel Siddique
Sohel Siddique - 3 years ago
she are great fabricator.

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Sohel Siddique
Sohel Siddique - 3 years ago
Hi mam I am looking job as fabricator &welder.
Andrew Church
Andrew Church - 3 years ago
Given me good ideas for my white water kayaks just need to make it shorter and use bottom for a boat
Going to make mini shed of end of my workshop for kit
rob b
rob b - 3 years ago
hi April, just discovered your channel .. VERY cool..
lot of people kayaking here at my local "lake" Loch Lomond here in Scotland, but they are mostly inflatables... no need for a "yak rak " here.. just a foot pump lol
all the best from Scotland :O)
Tony Ennis
Tony Ennis - 3 years ago
I can't get untreated lumber in that dimension at my big box :-(
Mactriz
Mactriz - 3 years ago
Nice video and great job ;-)
Dylan Dunlap
Dylan Dunlap - 3 years ago
Don't even have a kayak but just wanted to see your creativity lol, also I have to ask....what is the name of that song in the background? I've heard it in some of your other videos and thought it sounded so peaceful haha. Great build!!
Kerry E. furnauri
Kerry E. furnauri - 3 years ago
Wow, that's a lot of wasted wood and space. I made mine with 3 2x4s and some leftover 6bys I had from my deck. Flush against my garage and used the trim cuts from the 2 byes for bracing. Cost me about $12 with paint.
Bill Hart
Bill Hart - 3 years ago
Now you need to make a couple strip wood boats.....
looks good.
Alexandre Bastos
Alexandre Bastos - 3 years ago
Oi April, gosto muito dos seus trabalhos. Parabéns!
Tim Davey
Tim Davey - 3 years ago
Hi April,
I noticed you have a Milwaukee Miter saw now-- I wondered if you like it better than the Rigid you used to have
Thank you for the videos--awesome as usual
Tim
Joe O's Channel
Joe O's Channel - 3 years ago
I've been planning on building some new kayak/canoe racks here myself in my woodshop. Nearly 15 kayaks, canoes on hand here right now and a couple of the current racks are showing their age.
Also, being a full time paddle builder, I need to build a few new display racks for my paddles.
karl craig
karl craig - 3 years ago
how have you found that chop saw I'm thinking about getting one
Aleхandr's woodshop
Aleхandr's woodshop - 3 years ago
Nice like always
gA
gA - 3 years ago
Like the rack, like the new logo even better.......you go girl.
SuperCacahuete93
SuperCacahuete93 - 3 years ago
Trop forte !
smithmal
smithmal - 3 years ago
Nicely done! How well do you think this design would hold up if you stored your yaks outside rather than under covered protection. If you were storing your yaks outside and needed to deal with the elements (sun, rain, etc), would you do anything differently?
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Sure, I would grab one of those UV covers for them and wrap them up before placing them on the rack. This will protect them from sun, animals, and water. : )
Danny Compton
Danny Compton - 3 years ago
You mentioned about making screws easier to run in. You can also lube the screws with a cheap bar of soap.
Geoff Johnston
Geoff Johnston - 3 years ago
Your new logo is smart
Rochester Soares de Lima
Rochester Soares de Lima - 3 years ago
Good design; thanks for sharing. Just one question: did you put the rack in front of the window? kkkkk.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Yep, but it was there or nowhere so I went with it.
Lynn Lacey
Lynn Lacey - 3 years ago
Nice plan April, Thanks
santiago rafael
santiago rafael - 3 years ago
you should do vlogs
sahib bhullar
sahib bhullar - 3 years ago
wow nice
Janek Vapper
Janek Vapper - 3 years ago
But You can cut off the bottom support ends. This way they are pain for feet. Even upper ones might be shorter, just for convenience.
You look so red at Your new home. Like an Indian.
Paul Emmerson
Paul Emmerson - 3 years ago
You are amazing, and that vice on the end with the foot pump. I really want one of those, do you have the name of it please as i will need to find it in the UK.
AC W
AC W - 3 years ago
Those log jaws really work too. Don't forget when working with really wide material, the sliding "foot" of the clamp can be turned around for a wider capacity. I think she has a link for it up in the description. Good luck with getting the wife's approval ; )
Paul Emmerson
Paul Emmerson - 3 years ago
Sweat thank you, its on sale here atm £115 and you can get log jaws all so. One awesome video April, now to clear it with my wife hehe.
AC W
AC W - 3 years ago
I bought one, It's like having a third hand.....with 1000 kgs of clamping force. You'll love it mate.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Yep, that is one of my favorite tools. It's called the Super Jaw: http://amzn.to/2qFLYJF
krn14242
krn14242 - 3 years ago
What no outtakes? lol. Great job April.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
: ) not on this one.
Giaco Whatever
Giaco Whatever - 3 years ago
I wanna live in a place like that, I'm in love! Great project April!
Giaco Whatever
Giaco Whatever - 3 years ago
I actually lost mine like 2 weeks later... I took it off to "wash" my hands with acetone and never found it... I didn't wanna tell you :(
I'll need a new one next time! :)
AC W
AC W - 3 years ago
Hello my brotha.....are you still part of the O-ring club? I've yet to replace my second one I gave you : ) Come visit!
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
You'll have to come visit!
JAC Built Woodworks
JAC Built Woodworks - 3 years ago
You need to make yourself a Jay Bates Mitresaw station.
JAC Built Woodworks
JAC Built Woodworks - 3 years ago
I've just finished a smaller version of his Mitre saw station, I've have a very small space but it was worth the build. When's the new shop coming? Can't wait to see what you do with it.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Nah, a permanent setup like his isn't for my small space. Maybe once i build my new shop but not right now.
Tobi69452
Tobi69452 - 3 years ago
Hi April
greetings from germany!
which cutting software do you use
Tobi69452
Tobi69452 - 3 years ago
thanks a lot!
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
I use a program called Sketchup.
Rob Singer
Rob Singer - 3 years ago
Nice except Kayaks should always be stored on their side. The only time they should be flat is in the water.
Drummer_13
Drummer_13 - 3 years ago
Nice project i will do it all so
Dwayne Wladyka
Dwayne Wladyka - 3 years ago
This was a great looking project.
Thomas Russell
Thomas Russell - 3 years ago
Great project. Love the Yak Rack. I don't need on as I don't have any Yaks, but still a constructive construction.
Double Dare Fan
Double Dare Fan - 3 years ago
Should have worn a "Less yack yack, more whack whack" shirt. :D
Alexandr
Alexandr - 3 years ago
А ноги стелажа неправильно закрепили, на чертеже не так. Да и верхние можно было сделать на 30 см короче, мешать будут!
Denny Rice
Denny Rice - 3 years ago
Great video April!
Александр Дружинин
Александр Дружинин - 3 years ago
браво !
StrongLike Bull
StrongLike Bull - 3 years ago
How do you like that Milwaukee miter saw? I have a 12" Bosch but would love to trade it for something more compact and cordless. Have several 9.0amp batteries too.
PinballMan
PinballMan - 3 years ago
I need one of these. One day I will build my own Canoe and I will need a larger rack :)
alejandro lopez
alejandro lopez - 3 years ago
oh good I love that
David Coburn
David Coburn - 3 years ago
Well done. Now . . . when are you going to build the kayak?
David Coburn
David Coburn - 3 years ago
Should you decide to go there, here is what I"m talking about . . . a bit more involved than some of the things you've done, but you'd get an awesome kayak for the trouble. http://www.clcboats.com/default/building-stitch-and-glue-kayak.html (and no, I'm not paid by them...)
Sailent Knight
Sailent Knight - 3 years ago
Love your videos. I wonder if you can make that design multi purpose. That completed rack from the thumbnail looks like a table laying on it's side. Extra Picnic table for BBQs & Kayak Rack combo!
Anton Messina
Anton Messina - 3 years ago
Such a great build!!!
Russell Thompson
Russell Thompson - 3 years ago
what river do you float down? Was beautiful!
Fabiano Sousa Sousa
Fabiano Sousa Sousa - 3 years ago
Chow parabéns
Lemongrasspicker
Lemongrasspicker - 3 years ago
That's pretty cool, I guess it's a yakety yak rack?
bransonhauntedhills
bransonhauntedhills - 3 years ago
What a great idea! I hope to get us a couple of kayaks soon.
Mrcaffinebean
Mrcaffinebean - 3 years ago
Nicely done!
Martin Davis
Martin Davis - 3 years ago
Why don't you use your miter saw to cur 4by4
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Because I was gonna have to use my circular saw to cut all the notches. So I set it up and made all the cuts at the same time. Either way works.
Paul  Meyette
Paul Meyette - 3 years ago
you should name it Burt.
Burt YakRak
Talladega Dude
Talladega Dude - 3 years ago
Good one!!!
Corinna C
Corinna C - 3 years ago
Looks awesome.

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Pia Figueroa
Pia Figueroa - 3 years ago
Seca pa'l maestreo la April !!
Steven Reinert
Steven Reinert - 3 years ago
Nicely done looks good
George Eads
George Eads - 3 years ago
I like it. Good use of space.
Serzh Serzh
Serzh Serzh - 3 years ago
Great job! Looks so good
Josh Sinclair
Josh Sinclair - 3 years ago
Hey there! I'm new to woodworking. Why at 0:37 sec mark are you making lots of narrow cuts and chiseling chunks out to create the notches on the ends of the 4x4's? Why not just make 2 perpendicular cuts with a circular saw/hand saw? Thanks!
Josh Sinclair
Josh Sinclair - 3 years ago
McKenzie Keith Ah! That makes sense. Thank you!
McKenzie Keith
McKenzie Keith - 3 years ago
The cut depth for the second cut would be deeper than a 7.25" blade can reach. Handsaw would work, but it is difficult to keep the cut straight and flat.
Michael Andersen
Michael Andersen - 3 years ago
Well that stereo plans were given to my buddy who camps here in Florida when doing dirt biking. And he feels with all the moisture and humidity down here it is a real good idea. So all those people against well start thinking outside the box or cooler baaaa
Mark Anthony
Mark Anthony - 3 years ago
Aprils Motto "Everything needs a home." One of the greatest lines I've heard on the internet.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
; ) When things have a home, things are easily organized and put away.
Steven Smith
Steven Smith - 3 years ago
I do have a kayak and am planning on building a rack to mount to the side of the shed..think ill probably go with you design. Thanks. Love the vids btw.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Glad you like it. : )
Daniel Blair
Daniel Blair - 3 years ago
Those EVIL, EVIL, EVIL stereos.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
hehehehe :D
Get Square w/ Tom Jolley
Get Square w/ Tom Jolley - 3 years ago
great video
Joel Miller
Joel Miller - 3 years ago
I don't own a kayak, much less two kayaks, that would necessitate the need for an entire rack! But you do you! Nice work.
Greg Sabados
Greg Sabados - 3 years ago
it is a good practical design, as for padding, pool noodles work wonders for padding 2 X 4s or even cheap folding sawhorses. Just cut a slice out and push it on.
Joshua Merritt
Joshua Merritt - 3 years ago
Cool! I'm unlikely to have kayaks anytime soon, but always great to see a unique design. I saw a great one recently that had two sides, like you mentioned. They had casters on the bottom, so that it would store flat against the wall.
Tom Yaxley
Tom Yaxley - 3 years ago
START TO BUILD YOUR NEW SHOP AND MAKE VIDEOS ALL ABOUT IT I CANT WAIT
Beth Ann
Beth Ann - 3 years ago
Awesome. :) Been trying to get my fiance into kayaking for awhile now lol. Maybe i can finally convince him.
Daveonarave
Daveonarave - 3 years ago
April I love your videos and they inspire me. But crumbs how do you manage to work so productively in such heat? Any advice? But you are awesome (and can I just say you're not awesome at building because you are a woman, you are awesome at building because you are a talented person!) :)
JT Wood Designs
JT Wood Designs - 3 years ago
Just discovered this channel
temporarynickname1
temporarynickname1 - 3 years ago
Thank you so much for this video, now my kayak can have the house it always deserved.
Tone Knight
Tone Knight - 3 years ago
Nice video again April. I made one similar to yours but in the end I dismantled it and screwed two 2x4s to the garage wall and hung my two kayaks from four lorry cargo straps. They take up less room this way.......
Tom Burgess
Tom Burgess - 3 years ago
I admire your talent, good video
Ian Hay
Ian Hay - 3 years ago
Great build April. Are you near nice flat water lake/river and/or good whitewater in your part of TX? Also - curious: did you disable your Instagram account? Can't find you on there anymore, suddenly.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Yep, Im' around a lot of water in my neck of the woods. I actually just changed my handle to _april.wilkerson
Fred Woods
Fred Woods - 3 years ago
Hi April Great build as always, we'll be watching for more ideas, thanks for sharing.Blessings! !!!!!!
Tony Banner
Tony Banner - 3 years ago
You could turn them to store vertical
shadopanda
shadopanda - 3 years ago
What happened to the other mitre saw
shadopanda
shadopanda - 3 years ago
April Wilkerson haha well hope this new one serves you well
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
I dropped it off the back of saw horses. : /
Terry Chatfield
Terry Chatfield - 3 years ago
I need to build this for my kayaks, but I think I'll add casters so I can move it around my garage
James Haney
James Haney - 3 years ago
The circular saw in place of dado blades has kinda become something I enjoy seeing in your videos. Keep it simple and keep it real. My daughter and I enjoyed this one much like all the rest. Keep it up.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
: ) It's only because since moving I haven't been able to find my dado stack. haha. Once I fully unpack (once I build a new shop) then I'll go back to dado blades when building in my shop and using a circular saw when I'm out of it.
Chuck
Chuck - 3 years ago
Love your videos... when are you going to build a boat?
MrTarfu
MrTarfu - 3 years ago
if it bother you, you could always shorten the bottom legs and angle it backward
SuperIvan1968
SuperIvan1968 - 3 years ago
Super
dallas
dallas - 3 years ago
Yes! So needed this. We have to hoist our kayaks up under the roof of the back porch, which means they generally get stacked on the floor of the back porch.
Henry Sanchez
Henry Sanchez - 3 years ago
nice work
darran newman
darran newman - 3 years ago
There are a dozen 1 man kayak's at a local center that need racks making, and you have given me the inspiration to make them. thank you April , oh heaven forbid if i make space for a radio lol.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
; ) hehehe
Richard Miller
Richard Miller - 3 years ago
New miter saw?
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
It's been around a few weeks. : )
K7SJA
K7SJA - 3 years ago
Also, if you have wind in your area, a bungee (or other) tie strap might be a good addition. Nice job April.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
This area gets plenty of wind but so far nothing has moved the yaks. : )
Mentes Livres
Mentes Livres - 3 years ago
I can do it! Nope, I can not....
MrFyxr
MrFyxr - 3 years ago
Good straight forward design as usual. You look a bit flushed! HOTTER THAN BLAZES don't ya think?!!!
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Yep, it's hotter than hell here in Texas.
Rickyboy707
Rickyboy707 - 3 years ago
April, sooner or later you're gonna stub your toe, your instep, or the back of your foot on the "upside down" base. I suggest maybe cutting a triangular piece of wood and attach it with biscuits and glue. A little putty and paint and you'll never know it's there! -->Ric
Daniel Rose
Daniel Rose - 3 years ago
You can use UV protection for your kayak. You can either cover it or spray it. The spray works like sunscreen, just for kayaks.
Bill Diehl
Bill Diehl - 3 years ago
Loved your, "Heaven forbid, a stereo" comment! Too funny!! Also, loved this project.
Wild McCrae
Wild McCrae - 3 years ago
April Wilkerson He he, couldn't resist commenting on your very appropriate statement about drowning kittens, I get that all the time, and NO I wouldn't even dream of doing such a thing, but that's exactly how they act.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
: D hehehe people were acting like I was drowning kittens. I couldn't resist saying something.
jcarpy75
jcarpy75 - 3 years ago
“Or heaven forbid a stereo”  That cracked me up.  Nice build April.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
:D Haha ; )
Greyflannel04
Greyflannel04 - 3 years ago
If you add a few more racks, this would be great for surfboard too!
Sohel Siddique
Sohel Siddique - 3 years ago
looking job
Ether Oar
Ether Oar - 3 years ago
But how do you put a stereo on a surfboard? Oh, yeah, very carefully.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Oh very true!
pbkayakyer
pbkayakyer - 3 years ago
Sweet! I've been wanting to build a rack for my apartment! I'll need to store them on the side though to save space
krisbrixon
krisbrixon - 3 years ago
I have a kayak on my back porch as we speak, so this is a project i will very likely do. Thanks
Lets fuckin rage
Lets fuckin rage - 3 years ago
I love your channel, I love your builds ! I started watching when you built that bed out of cupboards ! And you are smokin' beautiful !!!
Michael Ramirez
Michael Ramirez - 3 years ago
Good joke about the stereo. If you want to listen to tunes then you should. Some people got a bit sensitive on the cooler speaker vid. Keep up the great work.
TheSliderW
TheSliderW - 3 years ago
The stereo is fine. The usage wasn't ... : s
Steve Skouson
Steve Skouson - 3 years ago
April, we still love you!

I was going to mention treated
lumber. PLEASE wear a dust mask!

There are added chemicals, made
to kill stuff,

(And, I want to see your channel, for
a LONG time!)

steve
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Yeah tell me, they were reacting like I was beating baby seals or something.
rojerio oliveira
rojerio oliveira - 3 years ago
I love Laura, April e Darbin
Bear Creek Woodworking
Bear Creek Woodworking - 3 years ago
I don't have a kayak ... yet ... but I do have a canoe. This video has me thinking, this would be a better way for me to store my canoe. Thanks April! Great Build to watch!
michele vitarelli
michele vitarelli - 3 years ago
Bravo. Great project. Thanks for sharing.
J. C.
J. C. - 3 years ago
Cool project April.
Returning Shadow
Returning Shadow - 3 years ago
How come you only cut lines over and over and then hammer out an chisel the rest? Why not just make a second cut with a Sawzall or some other blade that would be big enough?
Grothok Shmothok
Grothok Shmothok - 3 years ago
WD40 is great for the plastic on the kayaks. It helps rejuvenate the plastic, just in case it ever does have to sit in the sun, or for just general upkeep.
CaptPractical
CaptPractical - 3 years ago
Grothok Shmothok 303 protectant is the best product for protecting rotomolded plastics such as kayaks. 303 (30313-CSR) UV Protectant Spray for Vinyl, Plastic, Rubber, Fiberglass, Leather & More – Dust and Dirt Repellant - Non-Toxic, Matte Finish, 32 Fl. oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KN0UOEE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_U75Hzb4NAA870
Grothok Shmothok
Grothok Shmothok - 3 years ago
I did a little more research on it and I fear I was wrong April. I saw a video from a fella who is a pretty well respected kayak fisherman and took it for truth. There are better, safer products out there. My apologies.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Really? Would you mind elaborating?
52memor
52memor - 3 years ago
Yes excellent... I've missed you April. What I would like to see from you is actually building a "Boat." Any chance ?
pjdambra
pjdambra - 3 years ago
Another awesome build. April never disappoints..
JMakes
JMakes - 3 years ago
Couldn't you have just flipped the whole thing 180 degrees so that the bottom angled cuts weren't upside down?
Edward Iglesias
Edward Iglesias - 3 years ago
Nice design. The pickets really complete it.
magicrobharv
magicrobharv - 3 years ago
Great idea !
Oliver Krivacek
Oliver Krivacek - 3 years ago
New House, but no Woodshop :-(
April u need urgent a new Woodshop with more space too work.
So many great projects u build in a small space :-)
A. Vigor
A. Vigor - 3 years ago
Классно, Best!!!
Shadowdog500
Shadowdog500 - 3 years ago
That Kayak Rack came out beautiful! I can't wait to see your shop build. Chris
Eric Corse
Eric Corse - 3 years ago
Pretty slick and strong. I like y'all s stone portion of your home.
Brett Smith
Brett Smith - 3 years ago
Awesome project April! Is it windy enough on your porch to need tie downs or does the weight of the kayaks keep them in place pretty well?
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
I live in the hills so there is always a breeze blowing but so far there have been no issues with the yaks moving off and we had two storms last week.
Mike Ellingsworth** Mr Stepping Stone***
Mike Ellingsworth** Mr Stepping Stone*** - 3 years ago
Looks great and looks just fine on the deck area !! Yay :)
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
: ) Thank you
sasà
sasà - 3 years ago
Super!!!!!! Ciao April
Christopher Sanchez
Christopher Sanchez - 3 years ago
That looks like a quick build in a few hours.
E Cartman
E Cartman - 3 years ago
nice cordless miter saw!!
Capt. Bongo
Capt. Bongo - 3 years ago
Well done and looks like a excellent solid build. I would just put on stain and a couple coats of poly. Not much of a paint kinda guy.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
I hear ya but the problem with anything going outside is the task of having to refinish it. Paint will last a lot longer than stain and clear outside.
Latin Santos
Latin Santos - 3 years ago
good job i like it
BCDesign
BCDesign - 3 years ago
Nice work April, I want a kayak now!!
Iam Lonefrog
Iam Lonefrog - 3 years ago
uhm, just trim the bottom supports to get them back the way you intended
Iam Lonefrog
Iam Lonefrog - 3 years ago
thanks for the videos! love your channel
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Yep yep, I meant to do that but never got around to it. I'm sure I'll go after it with my circ saw the first time I knock my ankle into it.
Mike Wolverton
Mike Wolverton - 3 years ago
How about you build a Kayak? I've been wanting to start a small boat or Kayak build for the last year. If I can watch you do it, maybe I won't be such a chicken about it.
Christopher Poulin
Christopher Poulin - 3 years ago
Excellent videos and ideas as always. This channel is one of the best on YouTube!!!
Krysten1785
Krysten1785 - 3 years ago
Your videos make me so happy :) Someday I'll own my own garage and tools/materials. I cant wait to make things! Its such a fulfilling hobby.
PinkPonyOfPrey
PinkPonyOfPrey - 3 years ago
I can never hear 2x4s correctly
No matter who is saying it, it always sounds like "use the tuba force, Luke" in my head hahaha! Sorry! :D
Nice build. It's not like the wind will sweep it away!
Scott Bailon
Scott Bailon - 3 years ago
I could have used this a year ago! I store my kayaks outside in storage bags, protects from uv rays...
Алексей Петров
Алексей Петров - 3 years ago
!!!
Sora Iulian
Sora Iulian - 3 years ago
ever thought building a pool table?
Ahmed 2DAnimations
Ahmed 2DAnimations - 3 years ago
that would be awesome !!!
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
: ) Yep. I'm chatting with Jay Bates about it actually. We're thinking of doing a collaboration where he comes here and we build one.
thechosendude
thechosendude - 3 years ago
We store our kayaks outside on a covered rack (due to lack of garage space). 303 UV Protectant for Paddleboards and Kayaks does wonders to help keep UVs off, even if they're not in direct sunlight.
jake210c
jake210c - 3 years ago
Awesome build!
Аleksey Bek
Аleksey Bek - 3 years ago
A great place to store boats!
Birute00
Birute00 - 3 years ago
I think it turned out great and happy how it looked with the backing and rubber pads. Nice design
Bastelfreddy
Bastelfreddy - 3 years ago
Vers Good Job !
Pavel Racek
Pavel Racek - 3 years ago
Unnecessarily big heavy impractical
Pavel Racek
Pavel Racek - 3 years ago
Stainless steel stand. Carries 150 kg. He falls down and hangs on the wall. Lightweight storage. Standing April really seems too big, heavy and impractical. It's my personal opinion :)
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Pavel Racek
Pavel Racek - 3 years ago
In my opinion, half the material is enough. Do not be angry, but it is impractical. Others lie on the ground, the back of the planks is useless. It does not even reinforce the construction.
RS
RS - 3 years ago
A bit like your comment !
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
These yaks weight 70lbs each, it is not unnecessary. However, you are more than welcome to build yours anyway you wish.
falfas55bgas
falfas55bgas - 3 years ago
Why paint it? Just rub it with some Boiled linseed oil!
John W
John W - 3 years ago
I bought the ISOTunes Pro headset you pitched a couple vids back. Yes, took advanatge of the WilkerDo special. Wow! Lightweight, wear for hours don't know they are there, great sound quality. Thanks for the lead, rock on.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
: D Hey good to hear the awesome feedback. I love mine and so far everybody who has purchased them that I hear from has loved them as well. Glad you were able to use the discount!
Frits van Doorn
Frits van Doorn - 3 years ago
One of you will gonna hit a toe on the floor beams if you do not cut the points away. Nice design by the way.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Yep, probably. I could also come back with a circular saw and change the angle.
Samuel Roberts
Samuel Roberts - 3 years ago
Pretty cool!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!!
Bobby 111
Bobby 111 - 3 years ago
April
Place a lag bolt on the 45° brace 2×4, at the 4×4. Thanks for sharing
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
I could but I don't think it's necessary. If I start seeing problems then I'll make mods but so far it's holding up the two yaks great.
whoolph
whoolph - 3 years ago
Good job . . . Rog
Tim Lechtenberg
Tim Lechtenberg - 3 years ago
Great Job!
Jeff Libby
Jeff Libby - 3 years ago
April,

I like the "Ain't Texas" tee shirt. Did you make/have it made?
Daniel Lalor
Daniel Lalor - 3 years ago
i like it
Talladega Dude
Talladega Dude - 3 years ago
I see something in your ears in all of your videos. Are they only hearing protection?
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Yep, well it is my hearing protection but they are also bluetooth so I'm playing my tunes from my phone while I work. : ) They are double awesome: http://amzn.to/2pEjNtv
Сергей Кириллов
Сергей Кириллов - 3 years ago
Hi April!!! I watch your videos and wonder how you are doing good carpentry work. You're doing it playfully. Thank you for your videos. Shoot still. And I wish you success in carpentry
Сергей Кириллов
Сергей Кириллов - 3 years ago
I already thought that you did not answer me. I just admire your work. And desire to do it all. But the difficulties in the translation I have. As you have guessed already I'm from Russia. Successful works You April.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Nothing wrong with having fun while working. ; ) Thank you.
Joe fish
Joe fish - 3 years ago
Are you going to Build a New Shop at some Point? I would Love to see you build it from the Ground up. Something like a 2 Car Garage, only Special! Like only you Can do! Thanks April!
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Yep I plan on building it from the ground up and also filming it all. However, I have to wait until the heat of summer passes so I don't kill over.
Mark Speir
Mark Speir - 3 years ago
That could hold a house boat! Well done!
Randy
Randy - 3 years ago
Like the idea! I built one with a roof being it is outside. I can def use some of your idea for my next one!
Jeff G
Jeff G - 3 years ago
How do you like that Milwaukee miter saw?
ukp42
ukp42 - 3 years ago
I should buy a boat!
tor_selden
tor_selden - 3 years ago
Nice build! Maybe there will be a Yak Shack one day?
مملكة الرحمة
مملكة الرحمة - 3 years ago
عملك جدا حلوووو ومرتب
Kevin Amatt
Kevin Amatt - 3 years ago
The advert at the beginning was nearly double the length of the video. My rule is if it's more than 30 seconds I skip it. Apparently if we skip an ad the program maker doesn't get paid. So shorter ads means less skipping and more dosh.
Kevin Amatt
Kevin Amatt - 3 years ago
April Wilkerson I sent the message another video maker and now his ads are always 30 seconds.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
I'm sorry but I have no control over the ad content or length prior to the video starting. I also don't blame you if you skip the ad if it's longer than 30 seconds. : ) I would too.
Stephen
Stephen - 3 years ago
Neat project! If my cousin gets another Kayak, I'm definitely making her one of these.
Tom Nally
Tom Nally - 3 years ago
Yakety Rak (don't talk back).
wendell harris
wendell harris - 3 years ago
April Wilkerson nice
AC W
AC W - 3 years ago
YAKETY YAK, YAKETY YAK!!!
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
:D hehehe nice one.
Michael Bouley
Michael Bouley - 3 years ago
When will you build your new shop? That should be interesting to watch.
Michael Bouley
Michael Bouley - 3 years ago
Well hot as hell here too. But I work in that heat all the time and it does not bother me. Just so long as I stay hydrated.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
When the heat of summer passes and I won't die. : )
arkansas13
arkansas13 - 3 years ago
New week, new project , well done job! Enjoyed.
....13
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Thanks 13
Timber Guy
Timber Guy - 3 years ago
Great video do you mind if I use that I Great video do you mind if I use that idea
mustang gt 500
mustang gt 500 - 3 years ago
Super, simple et rapide...cela me donne d'autres idées d'appliquation. Et de plus vous etes toujours aussi ravissante.
haagsefer87
haagsefer87 - 3 years ago
Hi April i really enjoy your videos! Because you are into kayaking, never thought of making your own Kayak?
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Nope right now I don't have intentions of building my own. But I have given thought to a canoe.
mbatson13
mbatson13 - 3 years ago
I don't know, I'm from Southern California (don't worry, not one of those weird Californians) but I could swear I hear an "L" every time she says "Sawl." That counts as an accent, right? :)
Jeffrey Restrepo
Jeffrey Restrepo - 3 years ago
I think the bottom supports look better that they are not flipped around. For the sake of uniformity (is that even a word??) nice Yak Rak!
مهند كاظم
مهند كاظم - 3 years ago
pretty awesome
Mikhail Galatinov
Mikhail Galatinov - 3 years ago
I don't even have a kayak, nor do I even go boating. I just watch and like to show support to the excellent builder.
Jackson Johnson
Jackson Johnson - 3 years ago
Zeshan Bashir why?
usayd gamer
usayd gamer - 3 years ago
Tool Dynasty
Please find out if you can come to my home in England
Juan Pablo Gonzalez Jimenez
Juan Pablo Gonzalez Jimenez - 3 years ago
Me too!! I really never do anything hahaha!!
FreshCoastDon
FreshCoastDon - 3 years ago
glad I'm not the only one who does this too, lol
-Ethan -
-Ethan - - 3 years ago
Mikhail Galatinov SAME
adrian sims
adrian sims - 3 years ago
Me too !
خوش خبري
خوش خبري - 3 years ago
Thank you for your work
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
: ) Thank you for the support.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
: ) Hahaha, well I hope all of them catch my jab at least.
upside downdog
upside downdog - 3 years ago
Nice project. Good structural tips on how to build a rack to store things. Might be good for aging fresh cut hardwood. Shame to lose deck space. Nicely done project as always.
TheOneWhoMightBe
TheOneWhoMightBe - 3 years ago
Anthony Butera
Agreed on both the tarp (another build video maybe for a roll-up tarp?) and the secondary use to dry wood.
upside downdog
upside downdog - 3 years ago
April Wilkerson
You are only behind my wife as the best. Put the racks on the back of the shop with a roof maybe? Tarp the sides to keep UV rays from destroying the boats. Sacrificial tarps are cheaper than boats.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
I would rather lose unused deck space than lose very used and limited shop space. This works really well for my set up however I am already thinking about another storage solution for them and might try it in the future.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Thanks Fred. : )
Jerry Rathbone
Jerry Rathbone - 3 years ago
I thought you would be using a Triton miter saw.
Lucas Marino
Lucas Marino - 3 years ago
Her saw was a Ridgid before that I believe ?
Tiger955
Tiger955 - 3 years ago
I thought the same. Triton need to sort themselves out if they don't offer all their tools to all markets.
sarah tompkins
sarah tompkins - 3 years ago
April Wilkerson .
chevy60
chevy60 - 3 years ago
They do, but it's not available in the U.S.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Triton doesn't make a miter saw.
francisco cruz
francisco cruz - 3 years ago
Muy buen trabajo desde Costa Rica saludes espero que nos visites pura vida
jjsjeffjjsjeff
jjsjeffjjsjeff - 3 years ago
Honestly wouldn't have noticed the bottom was upside down. You could just say you made it look the same all the way though.
R.P. Rosen
R.P. Rosen - 3 years ago
Yes, easily fixed mistake. Correct it before you get it painted, you'll be ... glad you did.
Iam Lonefrog
Iam Lonefrog - 3 years ago
uhm, just trim them
NS4DQ
NS4DQ - 3 years ago
You could cut a 45 into the bottom pieces and not change the contact point.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Well the problem with messing up the direction on those is I might end up kicking it by accident. With it upside down, the point would be down and not in the way of my shin. :)
Shannon Reiter
Shannon Reiter - 3 years ago
The end posts kind of look like Lincoln logs!
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
Haha, yeah I suppose they do.
Paradigm2012Shift
Paradigm2012Shift - 3 years ago
awesome work. you're the best. thanks for sharing.
termination 35
termination 35 - 3 years ago
You have incredible ideas and you are a very talented builder
Aljaž Ribič
Aljaž Ribič - 3 years ago
Awesome build. I Love the design!
Youssef Al Najjar
Youssef Al Najjar - 3 years ago
I am also a welcome carpenter
Florian De Graef
Florian De Graef - 3 years ago
You better visit Germany again soon I want another roadtrip from Belgium to that brewery :D
Double Dare Fan
Double Dare Fan - 3 years ago
When you're done doing that, pay Alec Steele a visit!
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
I'm dying for another visit but finding the time is very hard. I'll keep you posted though on plans. :)
jörg Ho
jörg Ho - 3 years ago
Hey April Very good i love it
Eli Atwood
Eli Atwood - 3 years ago
Hi april
Keep Smile
Keep Smile - 3 years ago
God bless you
Crafts With Ellen
Crafts With Ellen - 3 years ago
Great project! It's great to see you find a new hobby and then make everything you need for it (stereo, yak rak, trailer, ...). Very inspiring!
Felix From Nebraska
Felix From Nebraska - 3 years ago
Great video and explanation of the build process. Thank you, April.
Roy Wrenn
Roy Wrenn - 3 years ago
Great job April. I really like the design.
April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson - 3 years ago
: ) Thank you Roy.

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