How to Build a Wooden Dumbbell Rack Easily – Step by Step Guide

Dumbbells are very essential for workout. Most of the fitness lover loves their dumbbell more than other equipments. In the gym, there are rack to organize dumbbells. They are bit expensive. If you are true DIY lover then you can easily build a wooden dumbbell rack and you can save some dime. But the advantage of a steel barbell is that it lasts more, the advantage is that it adds some more weight to every dumbbell. But how much does a barbell weigh ? Usually between 10-20 lbs (4-9 kg).
There are several benefits associated with keeping your dumbbells in a rack after use: besides the fact that it is safer than stacking them up, using a rack also makes it easier for you to spot the particular dumbbell you are looking for, and makes the room look much neater, while also making it easier for you to clean your dumbbells.

While it is possible to purchase a professionally made dumbbell rack, it is cheaper, more fulfilling and just as reliable, to make one for yourself. So this is how to build a wooden dumbbell rack easily:

Materials Needed

  • Sandpaper for smoothing various surfaces.
  • A saw for cutting metals
  • Good electric corded drill for making holes in the rack.
  • Heavy duty screws for screwing together various pieces of the rack.
  • A measuring tape for determining various length dimensions.
  • A band tape
  • 2 wooden planks of dimensions 3 x 5 x 5
  • 4 or more bed rail framings, each of them
  • Wood working bits or Stainless steel drill bits.

Once you are sure that you have all these materials, you are ready to build the wooden dumbbell rack by following these steps:


Use the measuring tape to determine how long each of the bed rail framings is. If any of them exceeds 20 inches (50 centimeters), use the metal saw to cut it so that it becomes 20 inches


In case some of the edges produced by the cuts in step 1 above are rough, use sandpaper to smoothen them, for fear of injury.


Use your measuring length to double-check that all the bed frame rails are of equal length, because they will serve as the shells that the dumbbells will lie on.

Just remember that if their lengths are not uniform, you may end up with the rack caving on one side, hence badly impairing its balance.


The lengths of the two wooden planks must be exactly the same. So using the measuring tape, make sure that this is the case.


Once you have confirmed that the two wooden planks are of exactly the same length, you can go ahead to place the bed frame railings between them.


Now, on the side of each of the wooden planks, indicate two holes. The holes must be vertical. On each plank, the two holes should be separated by a distance of 2 feet (60 centimeters) .


6 inches (18 centimeters) away from each of the holes, put one more mark. Since these new marks indicate where the bed frame railings will be attached, ensure that they perfectly correspond on both planks.


Finally, you can now fasten the bed frame railings to the planks, following the marks you made in step 7 above. You should use the corded drill for home use to do this.


Now, your dumbbell rack is ready for use. You can conveniently arrange your dumbbells on the shelves. This whole procedure barely costs you any money, provided you have a corded drill and some spare bed frame railings at your disposal. The only real cost you incur is the effort and time you put in.


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