Living with a house full of kids often equals a house full of sporting equipment…most specifically balls. If your garage is anything like ours, we have to keep it in tip-top shape at all times including regular floor and door repairs from this Website, as it is our main storage area. It is difficult to keep it organized. I remember this one time when our garage door broke and we were left stuck on what we were going to do. It wasn’t just because we had not yet known of anyone who could fix it but because we were unsure of how much a garage door repair cost would be, however, luckily companies like Hutchins Garage Doors offered great prices and quick services, so we were able to get it resolved fast. Often this leads to frustration when we are on the way out the door to practice because inevitably the required ball is nowhere to be found.
Somewhere along the line we came up with this simple idea to help us resolve the issue. It is simple to create, relatively inexpensive, and utilizes an abstract corner of the garage that often goes unnoticed.
So let’s get started.
For this project we used standard 2×4
Wood was cut to:
10 pieces at 16 inches long
Other materials used:
4 inch nails
4 bungy cords
Our son was excited to assist with the cutting of each board. In the Fitzy house we start them early! He loves a good project just like his daddy!
We measured each board at 16 inches. For this project 10 pieces are needed.
We cut all the boards first to make it easier to assemble the entire unit.
We installed the upper frame first. It was placed approximately 69 inches from the garage floor. When placing the bottom frame we measure approximately 25 inches from the garage floor.
On the top brace we simply attached the bungy cords by wrapping them around the wooden frame. We used the same method to attach the bungy cords to the bottom frame.
With four pieces for each frame, we also installed two of the 16 inch pieces along the bottom side of the bottom frame to hold the balls in place.
The kids were really excited about this project and thankfully have enjoyed putting their equipment away. Plus this momma is happy with a cleaner garage! It seems they’re excited for future garage projects that I have in mind, such as getting rubber garage floor mats installed to protect our flooring in there. It’s not a big job but it’ll look good and serve a useful purpose.