Step 1 Gather Materials
Stay fit and organized with this DIY storage unit for all your workout equipment. Featuring a weight rack, cubbies, hooks and straps, this versatile storage unit has everything you need to keep organized and fit at home.
Note: The dimensions of this unit can be altered to fit your specific needs. The finished unit from these instructions is 4’ x 2’ x 2’.
There are 23 steps to completing this project:
To make transporting the pieces home easier, have all of the wood cut at your nearest Home Depot and skip to step 6. Or, on the large sheet of plywood, measure and mark two 4’ x 2’ rectangles for the unit’s top and bottom, and four 2’ x 2’ squares for the unit’s sides and dividers.
On the 2” wooden strips, measure and mark two 24” length pieces for the border, and two 45” pieces for the strips to hold your weights.
Measure and mark an 18” length on the 3” wooden block.
Cut the top, bottom, side, and middle pieces along your marked lines using a table saw. Cut the 2” pieces and block using a mitre saw. Then use a utility knife to cut a 4’ x 2’ rubber mat for the top.
Screw the sides to the base piece, with the finished surface of the wood facing in on the base, and out on the sides. Pre-drill holes before screwing for better ease and so you don’t chip the wood.
Mark 16” in from the ends of the bottom piece and connect them with a line widthwise to divide the piece into 3 equal segments.
Line up both dividers with both lines, and secure them to the base with screws.
Using the measurements from step 7, mark lines on the top piece where your dividers will attach.
Flip over the unit and line up the top piece, finished surface down, with the edges of the sides and dividers. Drill holes for screws at corners and along sides and dividers.
Screw the top to the sides and dividers.
Mark placements for corner brackets 1” to 2” from the four outside top and bottom corners. Screw in brackets.
Apply strips of double-sided tape to the top of the unit, sticky-side down, and peel away the sticker side of the tape. Or, apply glue evenly across the top’s surface.
Carefully lay the rubber mat onto the sticky surface of the top, ensuring edges are aligned and any bubbles are smoothed. Press down and let dry completely before proceeding.
Place the left and right border pieces on top of the rubber, the lengths of the pieces aligned with the sides of the unit. Drill holes in and screw both pieces to the top.
Centre the weight-holding strips across the mat. Lay your weights along the strips to determine how far apart to space them. Drill and screw the strips into the top of the unit.
Mark places for hooks on one side of the unit.
Pre-drill, then screw hooks in.
On the opposite side, mark 1.5” below the top of the rubber, and 3” in from both sides.
Cut two 24” Velcro straps. Secure one end of each strap where you marked with double-sided tape or glue.
Centre the wooden block over the straps, and screw into place.
Sand all rough edges and corners.
Turn over the unit and lay the pegboard onto the back, lining up all edges. Drill and screw at corners to secure.
Place weights on top, hold yoga mat in the straps, hang towels or skipping rope on the hooks, and store anything you desire in the cubbies!