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DIY Homemade Squat Rack and Plyo Box

Just built these tonight. Box is 24". Send me a PM if you want the specs on the rack.
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    RE: DIY Homemade Squat Rack and Plyo Box 2008/04/19 21:03:10 (permalink)
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    Rack.

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    RE: DIY Homemade Squat Rack and Plyo Box 2008/04/19 21:04:11 (permalink)
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    I like your rack. hahaha I was the first to say it.
    btw how much weight will that really hold?
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    RE: DIY Homemade Squat Rack and Plyo Box 2008/04/19 22:45:19 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: kingyoto

    I like your rack. hahaha I was the first to say it.
    btw how much weight will that really hold?


    I know it'll hold 315-365 and if I put a metal bracket down in the dip I'm sure it'll hold well over 400.

    Edit: The thing with individual stand is when it starts to get really top heavy is when it gets risky so if I were to lift that much (I'm not) I would need bigger buckets/more concrete or some type of bracing to keep it from tipping.
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    RE: DIY Homemade Squat Rack and Plyo Box 2008/04/20 09:41:40 (permalink)
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    thats too cool for words, I want to see video ofyou training girl!  

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    RE: DIY Homemade Squat Rack and Plyo Box 2008/04/20 11:17:31 (permalink)
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    that is perhaps the simplest and most effective homemade rack I have seen so far
     
    it looks like you just used 2x4s of various length to create the bar rests, am I right?
     
    I very well may do this myself
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    RE: DIY Homemade Squat Rack and Plyo Box 2008/04/20 12:22:42 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: HuPhleungPu

    that is perhaps the simplest and most effective homemade rack I have seen so far

    it looks like you just used 2x4s of various length to create the bar rests, am I right?

    I very well may do this myself


    Yes from back to front they go 58", 52, 54, 36, 38. Set in 5 gal buckets with 50lb quick set concrete. I used 2 1/2" screws and layered them screwing 2 boards together at a time. I don't know if you can see in the pic but I drew lines on the sides to show where the screws are as I layered. You could also lag or bolt them as well.

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    RE: DIY Homemade Squat Rack and Plyo Box 2008/04/20 13:29:53 (permalink)
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     That's pretty cool, veyr innovative.

    I wouldn't reccomend lags though, simply because the wood could split.

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    RE: DIY Homemade Squat Rack and Plyo Box 2008/04/20 13:33:47 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Yet

     That's pretty cool, veyr innovative.

    I wouldn't reccomend lags though, simply because the wood could split.


    If you do a small predrill and soap the lag you shouldn't have that problem. There are tons of options for putting it together.

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    RE: DIY Homemade Squat Rack and Plyo Box 2008/04/20 16:45:32 (permalink)
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     That's pretty cool, veyr innovative.

    I wouldn't reccomend lags though, simply because the wood could split.


    If you do a small predrill and soap the lag you shouldn't have that problem. There are tons of options for putting it together.


    I've seen it happen.  But looking at it again, that's a pretty brilliant design.  When I tried to make one, I made it out of metal, and made it similar to how a normal squat rack looks, and it broke.

    This idea seems solid, as long as you don't use too much weight.

    Also, are you going to chain it down or anything?  I could see a possibility of moving forward too much and knocking one of them down, that would be terriibly troublesome.

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    RE: DIY Homemade Squat Rack and Plyo Box 2008/04/20 17:38:07 (permalink)
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    Yea that's what I was saying earlier as you get up in weight and it gets more top heavy one would need a larger base or to tack bracing to it. I'll brace it if I feel it's getting a little wobbly but for now it holds up fine. It rocks a little but I'd have to try to knock one over.

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    RE: DIY Homemade Squat Rack and Plyo Box 2008/04/20 17:45:17 (permalink)
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    so wait let me get this straight, you are good at wood working and craftmanship, you are fit and sexy...  what else can you do? lol
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    RE: DIY Homemade Squat Rack and Plyo Box 2008/04/21 08:49:28 (permalink)
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    Nice Job LADY!!!

    AS much as I hate to agree with  yet, he has a point about the lag's. If you "washered" them appropriately so the the washer is distributing the force of the screw, you should be ok, although if it does rock, seriously keep an eye on those bolts. I've seen lags fail too, not cool.

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    RE: DIY Homemade Squat Rack and Plyo Box 2008/04/21 14:15:33 (permalink)
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    Lags?
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    RE: DIY Homemade Squat Rack and Plyo Box 2008/04/21 15:02:40 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: thehardway

    Nice Job LADY!!!

    AS much as I hate to agree with  yet, he has a point about the lag's. If you "washered" them appropriately so the the washer is distributing the force of the screw, you should be ok, although if it does rock, seriously keep an eye on those bolts. I've seen lags fail too, not cool.


    I didn't use lags. Too expensive.

    Edit: And I'm not quite sure why I'm getting advice on building something I already built. I posted it to give other people who workout at home an idea for a rack. If you're afraid of the shear on lags then use a different fastener.

    I know that you've been looking for squat stands hardway, these are cheap and take all of 10 minutes to build. Just an option.
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    Nice Job LADY!!!

    AS much as I hate to agree with  yet, he has a point about the lag's. If you "washered" them appropriately so the the washer is distributing the force of the screw, you should be ok, although if it does rock, seriously keep an eye on those bolts. I've seen lags fail too, not cool.


    I didn't use lags.

    I can't read

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    RE: DIY Homemade Squat Rack and Plyo Box 2008/04/21 15:23:30 (permalink)
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    Nice Job LADY!!!

    AS much as I hate to agree with  yet, he has a point about the lag's. If you "washered" them appropriately so the the washer is distributing the force of the screw, you should be ok, although if it does rock, seriously keep an eye on those bolts. I've seen lags fail too, not cool.


    I didn't use lags.

    I can't read


    haha it happens.

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    RE: DIY Homemade Squat Rack and Plyo Box 2008/04/22 14:18:23 (permalink)
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    I always invisioned making mine out of steel never even really considered wood construct... The welding rig is not up and running atm.

    Your idea is worth kicking around, although I am prone to over design things that bear considerable load....... I know I would tie them together with a cross brace... weight on end grain, makes me uncomfortable... only a 50 lb counter weight fore the bottom.... with out a wide platform to make that weight count for more than it is ...

    see how I get. i should just join a gym.

    However You done did good !

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