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Old 02-24-2012, 08:01 PM   #1
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Simple Bumper Plate Storage

Thought I'd post this up for anyone is tight on space for bumper plate storage. It's a modified version of what others have posted, and it has worked great for me. It's very sturdy, is easy to get the plates on and off, and cost less then $10 to make.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:10 PM   #2
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Re: Simple Bumper Plate Storage

Nice work!

How well do the smaller plates on top stay when it isn't completely full?
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:20 PM   #3
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Re: Simple Bumper Plate Storage

The 10's and 15's need to be leaned towards the outside edge otherwise they tend to wanna fall over, but the 25's stand up nicely. You could always add a 2x4 piece in between the smaller sizes to keep them separated and not falling into each other.
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:00 AM   #4
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Re: Simple Bumper Plate Storage

Very nice. You have plans or an instruction write-up?
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:54 AM   #5
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Re: Simple Bumper Plate Storage

The whole thing is made out of 2'' x 4''.s You can see at a glance how to make it.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:14 AM   #6
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Re: Simple Bumper Plate Storage

Nice work. I might try to make a 3 rack version with the 10/15's on top, 25's in the middle, and 35+ on bottom.
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Re: Simple Bumper Plate Storage

Thanks! I'll do up a Google SketchUp of it a little later for anyone who wants it. It's very simple to build.
Also, although you can't see it in the picture, on the upper rack i have a 2x4 laying flat in between the the outer boards to give it some added stability and strength.
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Re: Simple Bumper Plate Storage

Do you think a 3 rack would work? or would that be too much weight
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Re: Simple Bumper Plate Storage

Erik, I'm not sure if a 3 rack would be too much. Mine seems to be pretty solid so far with 260 lbs sitting on the second rack, so I would think that you should be fine.

I'm attaching the Google SketchUp for anyone wanting to see the dimensions of the 2x4's. I also added the screw locations on it just to take some of the guess work out of it. As far as the length goes, mine is 25" between the inside posts, you can make yours longer or shorter depending on what kind of space you need. Also, I have about 5" of room between the top of the lower bumper plates and the bottom of the top rack so that I'm not scraping my hands trying to get plates in and out.

It's a pretty simple design, easy enough for anyone to make. It took about 3 2x4x8's to get the job done if I remember right. And I was able to get Lowe's to cut them down to size so that they were easy to transport home and easy to assemble.

Click here for the plans.(wfs)
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:04 PM   #10
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Re: Simple Bumper Plate Storage

That looks awesome, and amazingly simple. Thanks for posting!
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