DIY Plyo Box Ideas
We have prepared an exciting list of DIY Plyo Box plans just for you. These boxes can enhance your workouts by adding variety, like box jumps or step-ups. And instead of buying one, why not make one yourself? Our simple ideas make it easy for you to build your plyo box. So, let’s make your workout more interesting and rewarding by creating a plyo box that suits your needs.
Add power to your workout with a versatile 3-in-1 Plyometric Box. This DIY box improves speed, strength, and power for overall fitness. Its rectangle shape helps avoid shin injuries while jumping. With three heights (28″, 24″, 20″), it accommodates different fitness levels and exercise types in your home gym.
Start by measuring and cutting an 8′ x 4′, 3/4″ thick sheet of plywood into rectangles of given dimensions. Before screwing together, dry assemble to ensure the edges are flush. Connect the pieces such that the other two encases the smallest rectangles. Pre-drill holes and use wood screws to secure the pieces together. Reinforce with wood glue where necessary.
- Skilsaw or table saw
- Measuring tape and straight-edge
- (1) 8′ x 4′ piece of plywood that’s 3/4″ thick
- Gorilla glue
- Box of 2″ wood screws
How To Make A Plyo Box
Elevate your home workouts by creating a 3-in-1 Plyo Box for your own garage gym. This simple yet robust box helps enhance your functional fitness by strengthening and adding explosiveness to your workouts. What sets this Plyo Box apart is its adaptability for different fitness levels, owing to its three distinct heights and protective covering on the edges, reducing the risk of injuries.
To build a Plyo Box, accurately cut one 4×8 sheet of 3/4” plywood into two 30”x24”, two 20”x24”, and two 30’x20” panels. Sand down edges and pre-assemble to ensure proper fit. Glue the 20”x24” and 30”x24” panels onto one 30”x20” panel and allow it to dry. Drill pilot holes and screw the box together, reinforcing joints. Optionally, add edge protectors to enhance durability and safety.
- Wood Screws
- Wood Glue
- Drill & bits
- Tape Measure &Pencil
- OPTIONAL: Corner / Edge Protectors
Building Plyometric Boxes
This cost-effective alternative to expensive store-bought plyo boxes is not overly complicated to construct. It is stylishly designed for safe, effective jump training, featuring an angled design where all sides interlock and fall into each other to form a robust and solid structure.
Design your plyometric box on paper, taking into account dimensions and angles. Cut the plywood into three strips with appropriate bevels for the top and bottom. Cut the pieces for the sides of the box according to the measurements. Add support ribs if needed for sturdiness. Cut handholds in the side panels for carrying. Assemble the box, ensuring alignment and structure. Sand and finish the exterior. Attach the top of the box, ensuring a tight seal. Apply a top material for grip. Finally, smooth any rough edges and apply a finish if desired.
- 4×8 3/4″ Plywood
- 10 2.5″ Wood Screws
- Wood Glue
- Drill and bits
- Tape Measure
- Corner & Edge Protectors
Crossfit Style DIY Plyo Box
The CrossFit-Style Plyo Box Table Saw project is an engaging and functional DIY exercise equipment idea. The goal is to construct a robust and stable plyo box by utilizing a table saw. This DIY plyo box can also be customized with laser engraving or handle cutouts.
To create a CrossFit style Plyo Box, begin with a plan and acquire 3/4-inch plywood and screws. Cut two pieces each of dimensions 20×30, 20×24, and 24×30. Using a band saw, cut joints about 3/4 inch deep. If turns are sharp, try cutting from a different angle. Sand all edges with a belt sander. Assemble pieces together and ensure the box is flush outside. Optionally, add laser engraving for aesthetics. Next, cut out handles using a jigsaw, then sand for smoothness. Finally, affix all the pieces together.
- 1 sheet of 3/4 in plywood (4’X8′) I chose birch
- Screws (I had 2.5 in outdoor screws lying around that I used)
- Sand Paper
- Optional: Stain
- Table Saw
- Drill – bits, and countersink
- Band Saw
- Jig Saw/Scroll Saw
How To Build A Plyometric Box
Make this DIY polymeric box to bring your exercise activity to the next level. Created from a single 48″ sheet of ¾” plywood, this design offers three height options in one box. The combination of budget-friendliness, durability, and adaptability makes this plyo box a worthy addition to your home gym.
To build a versatile plyometric box, source a 3/4 inch plywood sheet and drywall screws. Calculate your cuts: create two 20×24 pieces from one end and then two 28.5×24 pieces from the middle. The remaining plywood is cut into pieces of 18.5×28.5 and an 11×28.5 cross brace. Combine the components into a box structure, ensuring stability with a cross brace and screws. Cut out handles for ease and mark landing zones on each face for different exercises as an optional step.
- A 4×8 sheet of 3/4″ Plywood
- 1 5/8″ or 2″ Drywall Screws
- Circular saw with a plywood blade
How To Make A Plyometric Box
DIY Pete’s Plyometric Box offers a steady, safe, and customizable workout platform that sports enthusiasts can easily make at home. This design is functional, budget-friendly, and has an elegant colour combo that suits your room theme nicely. With a total cost of approximately $57, you can add a versatile piece of gym equipment to your home setup.
From a 4×8 plywood sheet, cut two 20×24, two 28½x24, two 18½x28½, and one 11×28½ inch pieces. Use these pieces to assemble a box where the 20×24 pieces become the end caps, the 28½x24 pieces form the sides, and the 18½x28½ pieces function as the top and bottom. The 11×28½ piece is used as a cross-brace inside the box to provide stability. Once the main structure is assembled, cut handholds for convenient carrying, and clearly mark your landing areas on the box to ensure safe usage during plyometric exercises.
- 4×8 sheet of ¾ inch plywood
- 1 ⅝ or 2-inch drywall screws
- Circular saw with a plywood blade
- Drill or driver
DIY Plyometric Boxes
This DIY idea teaches you to make a polymetric box using advanced tools. It uses an X-Carve CNC, but the project can be adapted to other CNC machines. The most common workout with this DIY box involves box jumps, but you can also use these boxes for tricep dips, strength, and cardio training.
To build a Plyometric Box, use Inventables’ Easel Software for design and X-Carve CNC to cut the plywood pieces. Following the design, interlock the cut pieces together. To ensure the box’s stability and strength, apply wood glue, and fasten it with screws or nails at the edges and slots, wiping away any excess glue afterwards. Once assembled, sand for a smooth finish and apply varnish, paint, or other finish as desired. Lastly, label the heights on each side of the box to facilitate quick recognition during workouts.
- Plywood sheets of your preferred thickness.
- CNC machine
- Screws or Fasteners
- Wood glue