If you have a big car (or a small garage), you know what a commodity space can be — keep your parking perfectly spaced with an easy to build wooden parking bumper courtesy of Lifehacker reader Chris.
Chris tried several simple methods to keep from knocking down things in his garage while pulling up far enough that he's all the way in, but the quality of solutions was tenuous at best — until he realised he could make his own wooden parking bumper (not unlike the plastic bumpers you could buy in stores) for under $US10.
Both pieces are standard moulding from the big box stores. My testing showed that the rounded piece alone didn't quite provide the "bump" needed to prevent over-running it. But the 2-inch x 3/8-inch extra strip beefed it up just the right amount for a gentle stop.
I glued the two pieces together, then drilled two counter-sunk holes so that the screw heads are recessed. I had 2" concrete fasteners handy and I have a hammer drill, but you can drill the holes with a regular power drill and a good masonry bit.
The whole project only took Chris 20-30 minutes, allowing the glue to dry before drilling into the wood. Got your own parking tricks? Share them in the comments!