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    Just finished my power rack, time to get swole

    Last week it became clear to me that the only way to safely do squats at home was with a power rack.

    Then I started looking around and realized buying a manufactured one would be around 400$, minimum, and that Craigslist was a crapshoot; I needed it as soon as possible.

    So I found this site, which had awesome plans that many people had already used to construct their own power rack. Very easy to build.



    It's cool because the holes are custom and it leaves me with a lot of room for further customization. For example, I want to add some type of dip station. Also, I will have a pull up bar at the top.

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    Nice, dude. I see some hefty swollertrophy in your future. Though part of me would be very cautious about putting massive weights on something made of wood.

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    Haha, well, it seems pretty strong and the design has been tested many times.

    Still, I don't have to worry about massive weights for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primal Fist View Post
    Nice, dude. I see some hefty swollertrophy in your future. Though part of me would be very cautious about putting massive weights on something made of wood.
    Why not? My deck is built out of a similar construction and it holds much heavier loads then 400lbs on a bar. It will take more work to make it last as long as metal but overall it should stand up. It is a nice piece of work and shows that when you have a problem there is always a solution.

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    As long as the actual bar supports are made out of metal, and utilize multiple holes (2 or 3) on the rack I don't see a problem with it. Nice build! Makes me wish summer would get here sooner so I can get to fun projects.

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    Ha! "Swole."

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    Lol ErinC.

    Conner P, yea man, the rails and supports are 3/4" black iron pipe.

    Can't wait to be swole.

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    That looks awesome. Built like a tank!
    You are right, my Powertec Rack cost me close to $500 a couple years ago and yours will do the job just as well.
    Here's mine so others can see how yours resembles it.

    -dennis

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    How would you put a dip station on this bad boy?

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    I'd just like to say 'enswoleration'.

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