Managing Directors Trevor and Nicolle Drake first met at work in 1981. Nicolle was the Design Draftswoman and Trevor was the Factory Foreman at a small shop fitting company in Brookvale, NSW.

Trevor, a shipwright by trade and Nicolle an interior & graphic design graduate, married in 1983 and later established Wood Appeal Pty Ltd in 1989.

Wood Appeal Pty Ltd is a multi-award winning custom joinery and Design Company that is 100% Australian family owned and operated.

SOLID RACKS was founded on Sydney's Northern Beaches by Trevor & Nicolle when they moved their family to Manly Beach 15 years ago and purchased their son Christopher his first surfboard.

Chris quickly developed a SOLID passion for surfing and acquired another 5 surfboards. A lack of space in his small bedroom and continual damage to his precious quiver began the family’s realisation that a storage system was desperately needed.

The very first set of SOLID RACKS were originally designed and manufactured exclusively by Trevor & Nicolle for their son Christopher however, when Chris was sponsored by O'Neill Australia he decided to give a set to CEO Rob Bain as a thank you. Rob and the team at O'Neill Australia were stoked, and so SOLID RACKS was born.