Title:
Skateboard rack
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A four-sided beam 10 having four metal, double-ended hooks 14, one on each side, 24, 26, 28, 30, for the storage of skateboards. Four brackets 16, one on each side 24, 26, 28, 30 of beam 10 are attached on bottom end creating a base for support and stability.



Inventors:
Borseth, Linda Rachel (Gilbert, AZ, US)
Application Number:
10/968726
Publication Date:
07/27/2006
Filing Date:
01/14/2005
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47F7/00
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Linda R. Borseth (Gilbert, AZ, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A free-standing skateboard rack comprising of a beam of rigid material and sufficient size, a plurality of elongated support members of equal length and size, a plurality of hooks of equal size with said hooks attached to the top sides of said beam with said support members joined perpendicular to the sides of said beam in a vertical orientation.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

Not Applicable

FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH

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SEQUENCE LISTING OR PROGRAM

Not Applicable

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of Invention

This invention relates to skateboards, specifically to an improved method for storage of skateboards.

2. Background of the Invention

Previously, skateboards have either been left on the floor or hung on the wall to store. Such practices can be dangerous and damaging to your walls.

Therefore, inventors have created several types of skateboard devices. U.S. Pat. No. 6,293,412 to Draper (2001) discloses a rack that is very large and lockable, designed for outside use; however, nothing small enough for inside. U.S. Pat. No. D354,872 to Dix (1995) shows a skateboard hook with a protection plate that attaches to the wall, which will cause damage to your walls with holes and not allow one to move unit easily. U.S. Pat. No. 5,305,897 to Smith (1994) also depicts a wall mounted model. U.S. Pat. No. D396,371 to Oliver (1998) shows a simple hook but no mode of attachment whether to a wall or bracket.

SUMMARY

The general idea of my invention is to provide a skateboard rack that has an independent source for support. Skateboards can safely and securely be stored off of floor and walls. Since the skateboard rack is completely free-standing, it can be moved quickly and easily, where needed without damaging any walls.

The object of the skateboard rack is to provide safe, moveable, secure, stable storage for skateboards.

DRAWINGS—FIGURES

FIG. 1 shows a front view of sides one and two.

FIG. 2 shows a back view of sides three and four.

DRAWINGS-REFERENCE NUMERALS
10four-sided wood beam
12pre-drilled holes
14metal double-ended hooks
16wooden brackets
18screws
20glue application
22nails
24side one
26side two
28side three
30side four

DETAILED DESCRIPTION—FIGS. 1 AND 2—PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

The preferred embodiment of the skateboard rack invention is illustrated in FIG. 1 (front) and FIG. 2 back). The skateboard rack consists of a four-sided wooden beam 10 that is sanded and finished. In the preferred embodiment, the four-sided wooden beam 10 is typically 58 inches to 62 inches in height and roughly 3½ inches by 3½ inches square.

Pre-drill two holes 12, approximately 2¼ inches apart, and made 14 inches down from top of beam 10 on side one 24. On side two 26 pre-drill two holes 12, approximately 2¼ inches apart 18 inches down from top of beam 10. Moving on to side three 28, pre-drill two holes 12, approximately 2¼ inches apart, down from top of beam 10. On side four 30 pre-drill two holes 12, approximately 2¼ inches apart, 18 inches down from the top of beam 10.

Turning to the bottom end of the four-sided wooden beam 10, pre-drill one hole 12 on all four sides 24, 26, 28, 30 1½ inches from bottom, centered. Insert screws 18 approximately three quarters of the way in. This will be adjusted according to each wooden bracket 16.

In the preferred embodiment, heavy-duty, two-slot keyhole mounting plates are included in the decorative wooden brackets 16. These are available from Phoenix Millwork, Beaumont, Tex. However, any bracket can be used.

Glue 20 is applied to side one 24 above screw, then wooden bracket 16 is slid over screw and secured with nails 22. This step is then repeated on side two 26, side three 28, and side four 30. Let glue dry overnight. After glue 20 has dried, the skateboard rack is now ready for the metal, double-ended hooks 14. Attach each metal, double-ended hook with screws 18. You will need one metal, double-ended hook for each side 24, 26, 28, 30. These hooks are attached to the top end of the rack in the pre-drilled holes 12 measuring 14 inches and 18 inches from top, and 2¼ inches apart.

In the preferred embodiment the metal, double-ended hooks 14 are available from Closet Maid of Columbus, Ohio. They measure approximately two inches wide and are called “garage organization hooks”.

OPERATION OF INVENTION

The skateboard rack can be used to hang up and store up to four skateboards. The four-sided wooden beam 10 is strong and durable to support more than one skateboard. Four wooden brackets 16 allow for stability and ease of movement. Four metal, double-ended hooks 14 hold up to four skateboards and may hold clothing if needed.

CONCLUSION, RAMIFICATIONS, AND SCOPE

Accordingly, the reader will see that the skateboard rack invention provides an improved, safe, non-damaging way to store skateboards. The skateboard rack is functional and free-standing all while being decorative.

While my above description contains many specificities, these should not be construed as limitations on the scope of the skateboard rack, but rather as an exemplification of one preferred embodiment. Many other variations are possible. For example, different types of hooks may be used, if specified type cannot be obtained. Also, many different styles of brackets and finishes can be applied. Many styles of beams are also available.

Thus the scope of the skateboard rack should be determined by the appended claims and their legal equivalents, rather than by the example given.