Build a Portable Stand for Weights and PowerBlocks

An Easy Project for Storing Weights

I created the DIY furniture plans to build a portable stand for weights and PowerBlocks specifically to organize the many weights I have accumulated! I was tired of tripping over them because there truly was no good place to store them. This easy to build stand works great to keep my weights out of the way!

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The easy to build portable weight stand is on casters with three tiers and is a compact size to organize weights with PowerBlocks (adjustable weights) sitting on the top. I used aluminum bar and angle accents to give the stand a more “sporty” look and it is easy to move out of the way after my workout!

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 2″ brad nails
  • 2″ heavy duty casters (<– affiliate link!)
  • 3/4″ aluminum angle at 4′ long (2)
  • 1″ aluminum flat bar at 4′ long (1)
  • 1/2″ aluminum flat bar at 3′ long (2), optional
  • #8 x 3/4″ wood screws or self-tapping sheet metal screws
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

  • 2 – 1×2 at 6′
  • 1 – 1×12 at 4′
  • 2 – 2×2 at 6′

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 30″
  • 6 – 1×2 at 8-1/4″ – Stretchers
  • 6 – 1×2 at 9″ – Stretchers
  • 3 – 1×12 at 12″ – Shelves

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Portable Stand for Weights and PowerBlocks

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Notes about the project:

Secure the shorter stretcher pieces to the legs first, then secure the longer stretcher pieces. A close-quarter drill (<– affiliate link!) may be needed!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs and the stretchers. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the stretchers.

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the shelves. Cut a 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ notch in the corner of each shelf for the legs. Set the shelves aside.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Portable Stand for Weights and PowerBlocks - Shelves

Step Three

Secure the stretchers to the legs as shown in the drawing. The top stretcher will be positioned 3/4″ down from the top of the leg to accommodate the top shelf. Secure the stretchers using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Portable Stand for Weights and PowerBlocks - Stretchers 1

Step Four

Secure the remaining stretchers to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Start with the lower stretchers, then layer a shelf on top of the stretchers without securing it (in case adjustments have to be made!). Then secure the center stretchers and ending with the top stretchers.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Portable Stand for Weights and PowerBlocks - Stretchers 2

Step Five

Secure the shelves to the stretchers using glue and 2″ brad nails through the top of the shelf into the stretchers below. Position the upper shelf on the stretchers and secure in the same manner.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Portable Stand for Weights and PowerBlocks - Shelves in Place

Step Six

Finish as desired. If using the aluminum angle and bar as trim, cut the angle pieces in half (mine were 48″ overall, and 24″ when cut in half). Drill holes spaced evenly along each side of the angle, staggered so the screws won’t interfere with each other, then secure the angle to the legs using the #8 screws. Cut the pieces of flat bar to length and drill holes along each piece. The holes will be drilled along the lower edge of the 1″ flat bar. Secure the flat bar along the edge of each shelf securing in place with the #8 screws.

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DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Portable Stand for Weights and PowerBlocks - Trim

Step Seven

Drill a 3/8″ hole at 1-1/2″ deep in the bottom of each leg to accommodate the caster sleeves (see the manufacturer’s instructions for details). Insert the caster sleeves into the hole and tap in place with a hammer, then insert the casters.

DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Portable Stand for Weights and PowerBlocks - Casters

With this stand for weights and PowerBlocks, I can keep everything organized, off of the floor and out of the way until my next workout!

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Originally posted 2016-06-13 08:00:02.