This winters project has been to refinish the basement, in doing so I thought there had to be a better way than corners to keep skis and stuff. Hit the interweb and found a few pics and built this.
I did it with 1" boards and 3/4 dowels. I had everything but the dowels. I got the boards from a hutch I built for a small desk my daughter used, that has been since trashed and the hutch doesnt fit anything else, and had the brackets leftover from a shelf job. 2 - 1"x12"x54", wood glue, drill, 3/4 wood boring bit, 5 - 1 1/4" sheetrock screws, 4 bracket screws, 4 - 2" deck screws to hold it to studs, Honestly, 2 hours, but the boards were already stained. I stained the dowels and polyed them after 1/2 hr. The dowels are 1/2 inch apart, and there is 10" center to center between sets.
In retrospect, a 2x8 for the back wall part would have worked better, but it was a idea that I came up with and whipped together with mostly stuff on hand.
I will have to lay the boots down when I get the drop ceiling in, but my skis only clear the floor by 3 in so I dont want to go lower.