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Old 01-05-2010, 01:49 PM   #1
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Bumper Plate Rack

After a month of laying my bumper plates on the garage floor and leaning them against things i noticed they are getting a little beat up. If anyone is selling one, or knows where to get one cheap let me know.
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:59 PM   #2
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Re: Bumper Plate Rack

Have you thought about building one? A while back, someone had posted a design made out of PVC that looked pretty nice. Appeared to be durable as well. Others have made one out of 2 x 4 or 2 x 6 wood as well.
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:23 PM   #3
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Re: Bumper Plate Rack

PVC
http://www.board.crossfit.com/showth...per+plate+rack (wfs)

Wood
http://www.board.crossfit.com/showth...ght=plate+rack (wfs)

http://patrickhdonnelly.blogspot.com...late-rack.html (wfs)
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:10 PM   #4
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Re: Bumper Plate Rack

those are great ideas. thank you.
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:13 PM   #5
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Re: Bumper Plate Rack

I made 2 PVC ones. Cool as heck.
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Old 01-06-2010, 05:31 AM   #6
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Re: Bumper Plate Rack

I'm considering making mine as well. I've got the vanilla A-frame type plate racks and find them kind of annoying and hard to get plates in & out of sometimes, plus I don't have enough of them. So I think it's the homemade route for me, and soon.

I'd really, truly love to get my hands on some of the commercial plate storage racks with the wheels on them - but they're all way too expensive for an accessory item. Maybe someday I'll pop for one of these, but for now, I think it's the homemade option that fits best.

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Old 01-06-2010, 08:56 AM   #7
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Re: Bumper Plate Rack

Garage space is at a premium, so I made one on the wall.

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Super easy to make, and holds up great. I put the 10s and 45s on one side, 15s and 25s on the other. Inverted hooks for the bar and a couple other odd hooks for small weights and it's pretty much exactly what I was hoping it would be.

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Old 01-06-2010, 09:30 PM   #8
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Re: Bumper Plate Rack

i thought about doing that type of thing also. i have exposed studs in the garage. was gonna screw 4x4 to two of them then drill them to fit some type of pipe. what exactly did you do to mount them? does the pipe get fit into drilled holes or just that round bracket?
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:55 AM   #9
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Re: Bumper Plate Rack

The pipe pieces screw in to the round flange, which is nice and solid. As you can see there are four lag screws to hold each flange to the 2x4. The 2x4 is held to the studs in the wall with 6 or 8 lag screws each. These pieces are all easy to get at Home Depot, Lowes, etc. Cheap and quite sturdy. I'm very happy with the setup.

I don't remember what size the screws are, but I did drill a pilot hole for each since the screws are pretty substantial in size -- didn't want to split the 2x4 or worse the studs in the wall.
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Re: Bumper Plate Rack

Here is another version. Using a hole saw, I simply cut a hole in a 2x6 and pounded in a short section of PVC pipe. It was a very snug fit but if they come loose, I will anchor it with a screw through the PVC and into the wood.
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