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Easy Yoga Mat Holder Plans

Store away your exercise mat and gear on the wall with this beautiful shelf.

The worst part of working out at home, is storing away your exercise gear. If you do not have a dedicated work-out room, you need a place to put your mats.

I was sick of rolling them up and stashing them in a corner. They never stayed rolled and were magnets for the dog hair.

So I partnered with Kreg Tools to build the perfect yoga mat storage shelf! It is easy to build with the Kreg pocket hole jig and mounts on the wall to keep your space clutter free.

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Wood DIY yoga mat holder on the wall with 3 yoga mats inside and plants on the floor by it.

Yoga Mat and Accessory Storage

If you work out at home, you have more than just an exercise mat to store away!

My corner was getting full with the yoga mat, bolster, block, straps and resistance bands.

This wall mounted yoga mat holder can hold 3 yoga mats as well as the rest of the gear. I designed it to hold 3 mats, but you can easily adjust the plans to hold however many mats you have.

Three yoga mats in a wall mounted holder with a bolster on the top and blocks below.

The top shelf is sized to hold the bolster perfectly. But if you do not have a bolster, you can also use it for other exercise gear or decor.

The bottom shelf is sized to hold 2 yoga blocks and has 2 pegs for resistance bands and straps.

Now all the things you need for a good workout are right were you can find them.

Close up of the yoga block and resistance bands storage area on the mat holder.

How to Build an Exercise Mat Holder

Tools & Materials

Recommended Tools:


  • Wood products
    • (1) 1×8 boards, 8′ long
    • (1) 1×4 board, 3′ long
    • (1) 1×10 board, 2′ long
    • (1) 3/4″ dowel, 14″ long
  • 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 1 1/4″ brad nails
  • Wood glue
  • 2 1/2″ wood screws

Overall Dimensions

The finished wall-mounted yoga mat holder is 24″ wide by 9 1/4″ deep and 32 3/4″ tall.

It holds 3 exercise mats, 2 yoga blocks, a bolster, and has pegs for resistance bands or straps.

3D sketch of the yoga mat holder with dimensions noted.

Cut List

Cut out the pieces according to the plans shared for free on Click here for the plans.

If you do not have a sliding miter saw, you can cut the wider boards with a circular saw instead.

Cutting a 1x8 board on a miter saw.

STEP 1- Cut circles in the sides

Measure out and mark the center of the 3 holes on the side boards. The exact placement is noted on the diagram in the plans.

The circles are off set slightly so they are closer to the front. This way there is plenty of room for the back support boards.

Measuring and marking for the holes to be cut.

Draw 5″ circles using these marks as the center. Repeat for the other side board.

For perfect circles, I like to use a compass or tie a string around a pencil with a nail in the center to draw the circles.

Drawing circles on board with a compass.

Drill a hole inside the circle close to, but not up against, the edge.

Insert a jigsaw into the hole and then cut out the circle.

Drilling a hole inside the circle, then cutting it out with a jigsaw.

Sand the inside of the circles smooth.

I love these sanding drum drill attachments for sanding inside holes, handles, and more.

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Sanding the inside of the holes with a drill sanding attachment.

Add a round over to the inside of the holes on both sides of the board.

Adding a round over to the cut out circles with a trim router.

STEP 2- Drill holes for pegs

The pegs on the side leave room for 2 yoga blocks on the other side. You can adjust the placement, eliminate them, or even add more to work for your own exercise equipment.

Decide on the placement for your pegs (exact placement I used is included in the plans here). Mark the center of each peg.

Drill 3/4″ holes all the way through the board with the center at these marks.

Marking and drilling holes in a 1x4 board for pegs.

STEP 3- Assemble base

Set your Kreg pocket hole jig to drill holes in 3/4″ thick material.

Drill holes in both ends of the two back support boards and the bottom board.

Drilling pocket holes in a 1x4 board.

Attach the back supports so one is flush with the top of the side board and the other is 11″ up from the bottom.

Attach the bottom board to the bottom of one side board so it is flush along the bottom.

Secure with wood glue and 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Attaching the bottom and back pieces to one side board.

Place the second side piece on top of the boards and secure with wood glue and 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Make sure to line them up the same as they were on the other side board.

Attaching all the pieces to the second side board with pocket holes.

Glue the dowels into the holes on the back support board.

Place them all the way into the holes so they are flush with the back of the board.

Glueing dowels into the holes in the back board.

STEP 4- Attach the top

Place the top shelf on the assembled piece so it is centered side-to-side and flush with the back. I love using the Kreg Multi-Mark tool for aligning tops like this.

Secure with wood glue and brad nails through the the top into the sides and back support.

Lining up and securing the top board with brad nails.

STEP 5- Finish and Hang

Sand and finish your exercise mat holder.

I built mine from poplar boards and finished it with a wood wax to give it a matte, unfinished look.

To hang your yoga mat storage shelf, attach it to your wall into the studs with 2 1/2″ wood screws through the top back support board.

You did it!

DIY exercise mat holder with shelves for additional exercise gear, mounted on a wall.

Now you can keep your mats off the floor and enjoy the serenity of an organized exercise space.

Happy building!

-Kati with picture of blog author Kati

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