Introduction: Dumbbell Rack
Dumbbell rack for 8 pairs of dumbbells.
I started the build by measuring my dumbbells to get a rough estimate of the size of the build. I only had room for a 1100mm (~43 inches) wide rack.
- Wood: 48x98mm Spruce. (~2€/m here)
- 6mm birch dowels
- Glue: Titebond III
- Some screws for the lower tray
- Miter saw
- Drill Press
- Cordless Drill (6mm bit)
- Cordless Router
Step 1: Planning
The structure and basic idea are presented in the pictures above. 2 L-shaped beams make a slightly tilted tray for the dumbbells. The lower tray has 3 supporting links between the beams while the upper one only has 2. All of the joints were made with dowels and glue. The lower tray has 5 screws in it just to make sure it stays intact.
Step 2: The Assembly
The trays are structurally identical except of the support link in the middle on the lower tray. Also the the upper tray is a bit narrower due to the smaller dumbbells on it.
2 vertical beams link them together. The upper tray is held in place with 8 dowels and Titebond 3 glue. With other glues I would have built another support beam for the upper tray. But since it was able to withstand my weight (100kg/220lbs) additional support was deemed unnecessary.
Step 3: Step 3: Use It
As it is more of a tool than a piece of furniture I did not coat or treat the wood in any way.
At the moment the lower rack has 120kg (~265lbs) weight on it and upper has 60kg(~132lbs).
I built this about a half year ago and atleast as of now the upper tray hasn't collapsed :)
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