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Old 12-16-2006, 03:42 AM   #1
Chris Kemp
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Hi all, finally moved all my kit into my little single garage home gym. After a couple of sessions with clients in there it was clear I need to come up with some clever storage options.

Bars and sledges can be stored vertically against a wall, boxes can be nested. Does anyone have any ideas for storing med balls and/ or plates?

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Old 12-16-2006, 01:02 PM   #2
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Med Ball "cubbies"?
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Old 12-17-2006, 06:02 PM   #3
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Here is what I've done in my garage. For the weights I've used 4' x 2"x4" with 1" steel pipe and footers. The 2x4 is attached to the wall with 3" screws and the pipe footers with lag screws.

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/34142.jpg
http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/34143.jpg

Wall ball uses the same sized 2x4, and 12" nail spikes. I drilled the holes just shy of the nail diameter, then pounded them in.

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/34144.jpg
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Pretty easy to make, inexpensive and has lasted a year so far without any signs of wear and tear.
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Old 12-17-2006, 06:40 PM   #4
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Rick,

Sweet looking rack for the weights. Looks like I have another winter project. Thanks!

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Old 12-17-2006, 08:58 PM   #5
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Rick, that is an awesome setup. I plan on stealing (using your ideas). It's better than weight trees. Love the wall ball setup as well.
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Old 12-18-2006, 12:35 AM   #6
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Rick, that is awesome mate - and just about within my capacities as a handyman. Thanks for posting that.

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Old 12-19-2006, 09:35 AM   #7
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That is one sweet setup there! If you are ever in TX, I'll buy you a beer. Now I just need to clear up some wall space to put those in. Most of mine are covered with the piece together shelves you get from home depot.
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:08 PM   #8
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Nice, Rick!

Chris,
I made a med ball "ladder" from 2x2's that I fastened to the wall and used chain from the front corners. Long side on the wall and perpendicular. I've moved and didn't get pics. Sorry.
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:46 AM   #9
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Rick, what is the weight capacity on the weight racks??
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:19 PM   #10
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Thanks for the comments / compliments. To give props, I'm sure I saw something like this either on here before or through another link someone posted and thought it was a good idea as well.

On how much weight it will hold, not too sure. Right now the most I've loaded on a single pipe would be 180#, or 4 x 45# plates. On one whole rack it would be 270#; 4 x 10# (green), 2 x 25# (yellow), and 4 x 45# (red). I'm sure it could hold more, but I just don't have enough plates!

If / when I get more weight I'll continue to load it up and post if I have a catastrophic failure. Maybe there is a smart engineer out there that can crunch the theoretical numbers for us? Anyway, hope that helps.
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