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Old 10-08-2008, 05:52 PM   #1
Scott Todnem
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Bumper Plate Rack

I just finished a rendition of Clay's Homemade Bumper Plate Rack (http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=12761&page=1).

It's a great idea and I give all the credit to Clay for first posting his research.. it was in fact pretty simple to do. Thought I'd share mine since it always helps me when I see more pictures and get measurements, etc.

I made the rack with 2x4's, and made it longer to fit my Wright Rubber set (45's, 35's, 25's, 15's, and 10's). Plus I left some extra room in case I want it in the future for more plates... right now it'll be a spot for my Med Ball or whatever else I want.

After cutting two 4ft pieces and two 17.5in pieces for the ends, the rack ended up being 4ft 3in in length.. I then cut 14.5in lengths for the inside boards which fit my Wright plates so that they touch the ground when placed in but don't roll or fall over at all. Across I measured four spots of 3.5in, one at 4.5in, and two at 3in. Wood glue and wood screws, three at the end and two for all the middle pieces. The paint put a nice finish on it, if I do say so myself

Hope this helps someone out there. See below for pics.

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Old 10-08-2008, 06:14 PM   #2
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Re: Bumper Plate Rack

Looks really nice dude. Been thinkin about doin this project ever since I completed my set.
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:08 AM   #3
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Nice work there!

Scott, nice work, yours looks even better than mine. I like the black paint, a nice touch. Nice write-up as well.

Of course, I have to give credit for the original design to the Columbus Weightlifiting Club, as that is where I got the idea . . . .
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:46 AM   #4
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Re: Nice work there!

Simple and very nicely done. I might have to steal this idea.
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:59 AM   #5
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Re: Bumper Plate Rack

Wow, a timely post, thanks. I just ordered our bumpers and this was a topic of discussion last night. Thanks again, we'll be following your lead.
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:32 AM   #6
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Re: Bumper Plate Rack

Thanks guys... hope it helps.

Been thinking a little-- I think I might add four 2x4's going ~2ft up off of the end part (where my medicine ball is), pop a square piece of plywood on top of that for a hold spot for my kettlebells, or another med ball, etc. Kind of like a vertical rack built in, I guess. I like the idea of giving things a spot and freeing up floor space in the garage, which is a necessity of course.

Will post pics if that ever gets done!
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:29 PM   #7
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Re: Bumper Plate Rack

I finally finished the addition to my bumper plate rack that I wanted to do... a vertical attachment for med balls/KB's/etc. Below are pics with and without equipment.

Turned out to be harder than I thought it would be, but I basically just added some 2x4's and then plywood to fit on top of the cross pieces as shelves above the space I left before (~17.5in x 16in). Each shelf is ~20 inches apart in height. Finally, I added ~2in pieces of wood as a lip around the top edges of each shelf. I keep it in the corner of my gym and it helps free up a little floor space.

Some may think it's pointless, but you can never have enough storage space, right?

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