Introduction: Squat Rack Construction
I was looking to expand my gym equipment when i found out how much a regular squat rack would cost me. So i decided to build one on my own using the net as my guide, when i came across the featured design which i liked and tried to reproduce.
Step 1: Cutting the Beams
First thing i had to do was to cut the wooden beams at the exact dimensions and angles. This was achieved using a wood cutting machine, but unfortunately i didn't take pictures of that. It is very important that this process is precise because it might effect the stability of the rack. Next thing to do was to drill some holes where the bolts would be placed.
Step 2: Placing the Bolts
After drilling the holes, i placed the bolts using a driller. Connecting the beams together gave form to the construction.
Step 3: Reinforcing the Joints
Being unsure about the weight load this rack could handle, i put some metal plates on it, to reinforce the joints. Little holes were drilled on the plates so that they could be bolted on the wooden joints.
Step 4: Paint Job
The next part was the aesthetic one, i painted the construction a colour of my choice.
Step 5: Connecting and Stabilizing the Two Parts
I had to join the two pieces together at a desirable distance using wooden boards. This way the construction would be stable and safe for use.
Step 6: Final Touches
Lastly i had to put something on the beams to hold the bar, and also on the safety arms to prevent the wood from wearing down due to the frequent bar toss on them.