How Do You Make a Kayak Hanger?

Kayaking is a fun and exhilarating activity, but storing your kayak can be a hassle. If you have limited space in your home or garage, a kayak hanger can be the perfect solution. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make a DIY kayak hanger using simple materials.


Before we get started, let’s gather the necessary materials:

  • Two 2×4 wood boards (length will depend on the width of your kayak)
  • Two J-hooks with mounting screws
  • Two eye bolts with nuts
  • Rope or bungee cords
  • Screws and a drill


Now that we have our materials, let’s start building our kayak hanger:

Step 1: Measure the Width of Your Kayak

Measure the width of your kayak using a tape measure. This will help determine the length of the wood boards needed to create your hanger.

Step 2: Cut the Wood Boards

Using a saw, cut two 2×4 wood boards to match the width of your kayak. These boards will serve as the base of your hanger.

Step 3: Mount J-hooks on Wall

Using screws and a drill, mount two J-hooks onto the wall where you want to hang your kayak. Make sure they are level and spaced apart according to the width of your wood boards.

Step 4: Attach Eye Bolts to Wood Boards

Drill holes into each end of both wood boards and attach eye bolts with nuts on each end.

Step 5: Secure Rope/Bungee Cords on Eye Bolts

Attach one end of the rope or bungee cord to the eye bolt on one of the wood boards. Loop it over the J-hook and attach the other end to the eye bolt on the opposite board. Repeat this process for the other side, making sure everything is level and secure.

Step 6: Hang Your Kayak

Now that your hanger is complete, it’s time to hang your kayak! Simply lift your kayak onto the hanger and secure it in place using additional rope or bungee cords.


With just a few simple materials and easy-to-follow instructions, you can create a DIY kayak hanger that will keep your kayak organized and out of the way. So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your own kayak hanger today and enjoy more space in your home or garage!

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Emma Gibson