How Do You Make a 2×4 Fishing Rod Holder?

If you’re looking for an inexpensive and easy way to store your fishing rods, a 2×4 fishing rod holder is the perfect solution. It’s also easy to construct with just a few supplies and a little bit of elbow grease. Here’s how to make your own 2×4 fishing rod holder:

Step 1: Gather Materials
You will need the following materials for this project:

  • Two 8-foot 2x4s
  • Wood glue
  • Drill with 1/16-inch drill bit
  • 2-inch wood screws
  • Sandpaper or sander (optional)

Step 2: Cut the Wood Pieces To Size
Using a saw, cut two pieces of the 2×4 to an 18-inch length. Then cut four pieces to 10 inches in length.

Step 3: Assemble the Frame

Lay out all of the wood pieces on a flat surface. Apply wood glue to two of the 18-inch pieces and attach them together at a 90 degree angle.

These will form one side of the frame. Repeat this step for the other side of the frame.

Step 4: Attach Crossbars

Now it’s time to attach the crossbars. Apply wood glue to one end of each 10-inch piece, then attach them perpendicular to each side of the frame at an equal distance apart.

Step 5: Drill Holes in Crossbars

Using a drill fitted with a 1/16 inch drill bit, create two evenly spaced holes on each crossbar large enough for your fishing rods.

Step 6: Sand & Finish

Using sandpaper or an electric sander, smooth down any rough edges or splinters. Once you are happy with how it looks, apply a wood sealant or paint if desired.


Step 7: Install & Use

Finally, use 2-inch screws to secure your fishing rod holder onto any wall surface. Now you can store all your fishing rods in one place!



Creating your own 2×4 fishing rod holder is easy and cost effective. With just a few supplies and some elbow grease, anyone can make their own custom storage solution that is sure to keep their fishing poles safe and sound.


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Daniel Bennet