D.I.Y. Plate Weight Rack (base)

D.I.Y. plate weight rack?

D.I.Y. plate weight rack? What in the world is that? Gather round it’s DIY time again kids! To make space in the gym I needed to build some plate weight racks. I have a weight tree, but the footprint of it is rather large and it takes up a lot of space so by building smaller racks I can line  them up against the walls or tuck under and in between the equipment if I need to. When my plates are all scattered around the gym I feel like my brain is all scattered around the gym so being able to just take them off the machine or bar and throw them on a rack quickly helps a lot.

Simple material list

  • 16 to 24 two and a half inch long screws (this only required one)
  • 8 foot long 2 x 4 cost about $3

You can make these racks as big or small as you want  depending on the space that you have. Just make sure you make the footing wide enough so that they don’t tip over.

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About the author

John Greaves III is a writer based in North Georgia with nearly two decades of experience in training at home. A former amateur kickboxing champion, John now competes recreationally in powerlifting. He takes a physical culture approach to training; believing that strength and health need not be mutually exclusive. In addition to his nonfiction work, John has written two fiction books, A Different Kind of Giant and A Little Lesson in Manners that are available on Amazon.com.