A shovel is a tool that can easily be found in people's trucks, especially when they are going camping. A shovel is essential for camping, but how will you carry the shovel safely and conveniently without a shovel rack/holder?
The rack will help you secure the shovel in one place without moving here and there. It also allows you to have enough space on your truck as tools could not be lying about.
Below are 10 DIY shovel holder projects you can make at home for your trucks. Check them one after the other and choose the one that suits your purpose.
1. DIY Shovel Holder For Truck
See here how to attach a tool holder to the bed of your truck! you can make the tool holder from a 4" PVC pipe, zip ties, angle grinder, and a cordless drill. Mark the ⅓" diameter of the pipe and cut the hole part till you reach some inches down the line.
The remaining inches that were not cut off are for attachment. Use the zip ties to attach the PVC pipe to the bed of the truck. It would help to cut the PVC pipe a ⅓" diameter to make sure the pipe curves very well to hold the tools perfectly.
2. DIY Roof Rack Shovel Holder
Are you looking for a way to install a shovel holder on the roof of your car? If yes, this $6 roof rack will be the best option for you. It is effortless and straightforward. All you need to do is get some bolts, a washer, spray paint, and two metal brackets from home depot.
Spray paint the metal brackets and install them on the roof with a bolt and washers. After that, place the shovel in the two brackets and secure it with a V-based bolt.
3. Homemade Shovel Holder
This homemade shovel holder is made from L brackets, I bolts, and metal clips. Attach the L bracket to the braces on the roof of your car. Then, thread the I bolt to the top of the L bracket. Make sure the distance between the bracket is wide enough to accommodate the shovel handle.
Now, drill one hole each on the middle and the bottom of the handle. Once you have this, put the shovel handle into the U bolts. Put the clip pin in the hole on the shovel handle and take the clip around the U bolt before attaching it to the clip pin.
4. How To Make Shovel Mount For Truck
You can use this shovel mount on any truck you have. It is very straightforward and cheap. The materials you need to make one include a rubber clip, two L brackets, washers, spray paint, and bolts.
Drill one more hole on the L bracket in between the existing holes to fit the rubber clip. Attach the L bracket to the wall of the truck with bolts and washer. After setting up the system, the next step is to mount the shovel on the holder, and you're good to go.
5. DIY Vehicle Mounted Shovel Brackets
This vehicle-mounted shovel bracket is a homemade version of the store-bought shovel bracket. It is built out of thick metal tubes. Cut the tube at the ⅓" diameter, smoothen the edges with sandpaper. After that, drill a hole on the side of the metal tube.
Mount the metal tube on the roof rack of your truck. Weld, a piece of metal on the head of the bolts to have something to turn. Place the shovel on the holder and use the bolt to tighten it down. Once you’re done with this, you’re good to go.
6. How To Lock Your Shovel On Your Rack
The bracket used for this shovel holder lock is zinc plated steel perforated bar. Make sure the shovel is secure on the rack before attaching the bracket.
To prepare the bracket fast, draw the dimension on a sheet of paper and take the zinc plated steel bar to the vise and bend it with a hammer. The steel bar is bent in a strategic way, therefore you need to watch this video carefully and see the places where the bar was bent.
7. Shovel And Axe Mounts
If you're going camping, a shovel is a valuable tool you need to carry along with you. So, learn how to make a shovel and axe mount for less than$100. Get some shovel brackets and hardware from the store and get to work. Mount the shovel bracket on the roof of your truck and screw it down with bolts.
8. Cheap Simple Shovel Mount
You don't know when you will need to dig up something; that is why it is perfect for carrying a shovel in your truck always. Here is a super cheap and straightforward shovel mount for trucks. The shovel mount was made from a shovel bracket bought from the store. All you need to do is to install the shovel brack to the roof rack of your truck, and you're good to go.
9. DIY Custom Shovel Rack
Customize your shovel rack! See here how to make a shovel rack at home with a few materials you have around. The materials include steel flat bars, bolts, angle grinders, and sander. If you want to modify the shovel rack, it will be straightforward for you to understand the techniques used In the video.
10. DIY Shovel Holder For Truck
See here how to install a simple tool rack to the bed rail of your truck. You need two plain steel flat bars, a rubber clip, t- bolts, and screws. Bolt the flat steel bar to the bed rail using the t-bolt. Mount the rubber clips on each of the flat bars. After seeing the holder, place the shovel in the rubber clips and pin it down.
There you have it! Ten excellent DIY shovel holders you can make for a lesser cost. Feel free to use the comments section below if you have any questions or contributions regarding this article. If you already have an existing shovel holder plan? We’d love to see what you did. Either way, thanks for stopping by!