WFH weight bench

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Project by murrayintokyo posted 05-15-2020 11:32 PM 5246 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With our new work from home lifestyle, I added a weight bench to my ‘home gym’. Used some scrap cedar posts, and a few odd n ends to make this. Based on a drawing online (afajarito) and a Steve Ramsey video. Easy build, looks pretty good, and works perfectly!!

One less excuse!

Oh, and some new handles on my skipping rope too! (pics on my instagram account)

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#1 posted 05-16-2020 03:15 AM


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#2 posted 05-16-2020 10:04 AM

Neat… You have some fit equipment… I could sit back with a glass of vino watching them workout for hours.

Though, it seems a bit Spartanish without cushions. At least the bar-bells are half way to a bar.

Just kidding, well done.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 05-16-2020 10:52 AM

Nice version of Steve’s workbench. Good addition with the jump rope.


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#4 posted 05-16-2020 02:18 PM

Man that looks great. I’ve been needing one but to tight to buy one. Mayb I’ll steal this and build it. How’s it doing with no padding tho?

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#5 posted 05-16-2020 09:01 PM

Thanks everyone,

I’d like to add some pads, which would be easy enough to do (maybe even an old yoga mat would work.) However, I am surprised that it is still quite comfortable without. Turns out padding is a more of a luxury than a necessity… In the end it gets the job done!

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#6 posted 05-17-2020 12:37 PM

Looks GREAT! Anyone have plans for a squat rack? A foldable squat rack would even be better.

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#7 posted 05-24-2020 05:10 PM

You must be in great shape with those heavy weights!
I like the contrast between the top and bottom.
How wide are the two floor supports? Wide enought with out wobble?

-- James E McIntyre

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