How Do You Make a Wooden Fishing Rod Holder?

Making a wooden fishing rod holder is an easy and inexpensive way to store your rods and keep them organized. A rod holder can be made from just a few pieces of wood, some screws, and a few tools. This project can be completed in just a few hours with minimal effort.

The first step to make a wooden fishing rod holder is to gather the necessary materials. You will need two pieces of wood for the base and two pieces for the sides.

The size of the wood will depend on how many rods you plan on storing, but a standard size is 24 inches by 6 inches. You will also need some screws and a power drill for assembly.

Next, you will need to cut the wood into the desired sizes. Use a saw or jigsaw to cut your pieces. If you are using pre-cut wood from the store, make sure it is straight and free from any defects.

Once your pieces are cut, it’s time to assemble your holder. Start by screwing one side piece onto each end of one of the base pieces.

Then, attach the other base piece to the top of this assembly with screws. Finally, attach the remaining side pieces with screws.

Finishing Touches:

At this point your rod holder should be assembled. However, you may want to add some finishing touches such as sanding or staining the wood to give it a more finished look. Additionally, you can add rubber feet or other non-slip material to keep it from sliding around if needed.


Making a wooden fishing rod holder is an easy project that can be completed in just a few hours with minimal effort and materials. By following these simple steps, you can quickly build your own storage solution that will keep your rods organized and looking great!

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Daniel Bennet