DIY Home Gym In A Box

By Ben Uyeda

SKILL
intermediate

Keep your home gym hidden with this DIY Home Gym storage system featuring, wheels and a stylish leather bench top that can go from home furniture to gym bench functional 🏋️‍♂️ 🪑

Tools

  • Drill
  • Multi-Tool
  • Impact Driver
  • Table Saw
  • Miter Saw

Accessories

  • 16 PC. OSCILLATING MULTI-TOOL BLADE ACCESSORY SET
  • 65 PC. DRILL AND IMPACT DRIVE SET
  • 7 PC. 5" RANDOM ORBIT SANDER SAND PAPER

Materials

  • 1"x2"x8' Wood Board
  • 3/4" Plywood
  • Cushions
  • Iron Pipe Fittings
  • Leather Punch
  • Rope
  • Sheet Of Leather
  • Wood Glue

Steps

STEP 1

Make cuts through 3/4" plywood.

Tools

Table Saw
Cutting plywood with table saw

STEP 2

Cut shelf pieces to size from 3/4" plywood.

Tools

Miter Saw, Random Orbit Sander
Cutting plywood for the side supports to size. Cut 2x8's to size for the shelves. Sand all of the pieces of wood.

STEP 3

Pre-drill holes in the 2x8 pieces before attaching the pieces together.

Tools

Drill/Driver
Pre-drilling holes

STEP 4

Start assembling the box for the home gym using the 3/4" plywood sheets and the 2x8 shelf pieces.

Tools

Drill/Driver
Assembling the home gym box using an impact driver

STEP 5

Continue assembling the home gym box.

Tools

Impact Driver
Assembling home gym box using an impact driver

STEP 6

Use 2" nails to attach plywood strips to the sides of the home gym box.

Tools

Impact Driver
Attaching side strips to the home gym box

STEP 7

Once all of the side plywood pieces are attached, screw on rolling wheels in each corner on the bottom of the box.

Tools

Impact Driver
Screwing on rolling wheels to gym box

STEP 8

Apply stain or finish to the wood.

Applying stain to the wood

STEP 9

Glue the three end pieces together that will serve as part of the workout bench.

Gluing wood pieces together

STEP 10

Sand down the edges of the layered pieces of wood.

Tools

Random Orbit Sander
Sanding the edges of the wood

STEP 11

Clamp all of the pieces together for the bench. Assemble the bench.

Tools

Impact Driver
Assembling the bench

STEP 12

Screw the top onto the bench piece.

Tools

Impact Driver
Attaching the bench top piece

STEP 13

Tape off a section at the bottom of the bench top box. Paint within the taped lines, then remove the tape when the paint is dry.

Painting bench top box

STEP 14

Trim a piece of leather to fit the cushion that will go on top of the bench.

Trimming leather to size

STEP 15

Attach grommets to the leather. Use the grommets to screw the leather cushion onto the bench.

Tools

Drill
Attaching leather cushion to the bench

STEP 16

Trim the screws used to attach the leather cushions on the inside of the bench piece.

Tools

MultiTool
Trimming screws to size with multi- tool

STEP 17

Glue a large rope to the rectangular piece of leather. Wrap the leather around the rope to create a handle.

Gluing leather to rope

STEP 18

Use pipe fittings to attach the rope to the bench box.

Tools

Drill
Attaching the rope to the bench box