If you'd like to have a brand-new weight bench, but you don't want to spend a lot of money, then you might consider making one yourself. I decided to make a multi-position flat/incline bench using a 4x4 post as a base. This bench doubles as a patio seat so i don't have to hide/put it away after each workout.
Bear in mind that the dimensions of this bench will not be suitable for everybody; it will depend on the height of the person using the weight bench. The bench is about 3.75 feet long which is an average size.
The Bench plan can be viewed/downloaded here>>> Weight Bench Plan/Drawing
To download a copy, right click then "Save Target As" then hit "Save".
This built is not designed for serious heavy weight lifting.
Materials you need:
4 ft. of 3/4 x 12 piece of plywood or solid wood
3 ft. of 1 x 2 wood
8 ft. of 2 x 2 wood
8 ft. of 4 x 4 wood post
1 (#10) 8" bolt and nut
2 (#8) 3" bolt and nuts
1 (#10) 12" bolt/screw and 4 bolt nuts
8 (#10) nylon washers
14 (#10) flat washers
4-3 inch long lag screws
4 rubber or rubberized feet
Some nails and wood glue
Wood stain and Polyurethane protective sealant (Optional)
Tools you need:
Miter saw (optional)
Power drill with drill bits, Forstner bit and the like (used to counter sink lag screws)
Socket wrench/ pliers
Sander or Sand paper
Pictured below is the finished weight bench.