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Running Medal Display

19 Jan

Over the past 4 years, D and I have run many races.  We enjoy it and love that we do it as a team.  Well 2 times the races and 2 times the race medals start to add up.  We needed  a display for them.  I looked and looked for one I liked but couldn’t find one that really displayed the medal and the race bid.  Finally, I decided to just make my own.  D had brought home some scrap pallet wood planks and we used those.  We cut them down to 42″ and then used a 2×4 for the “legs” on the wall.  I cut the 2×4 to the 4″ width of the pallet board and then ripped it in half so it was a 2x2x4.  Then I added wood glue to them.

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I screwed that piece into the pallet board and patched the hole.

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Then sanded the entire thing down and painted them a gloss black paint.

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Then I put small 1″ screws along the back bottom section of the boards to hold the race bibs.  The screws are placed every 2 1/2″ apart so the medal will fit in between the screws.  The board sits off the wall enough to be able to put the bibs and medals on once it is hung.  I then hung them on the wall with wall anchors and a 3 1/2″ screw that went right thru the face of the board.

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After we hung them then we hung the medals on them and the race bibs.  The medals are just wrapped around and the weight of the medal holds them in place.  To hang the medal put the ribbon behind the plank from the top and then pull the ribbon up around the front of the plank and tuck it over the top plank.  Then drape the medal over the end of the ribbon to hold it in place.

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We had a lot of medals to organize.

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I love the way these turned out!  I need to make more since this is only 2012-2014 medals.  LOL

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Total cost of this project – FREE!!!!  Yup just used scrap pallet wood and screws I had on hand.  woohoo!

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5 Comments

Posted by on January 19, 2016 in Running

 

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5 responses to “Running Medal Display

  1. K

    June 23, 2016 at 11:32 am

    I love this! Thank you for the inspiration!

     
    • Two Moms

      June 24, 2016 at 7:16 am

      Thank you. I love it the way it turned out.

       
      • Philip Mount

        February 5, 2017 at 4:34 pm

        Can you make these for me? Love it!!!

         
      • Two Moms

        February 6, 2017 at 10:10 am

        hahahaha I love them too. They are super easy to make.

         

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